I like a good doughnut probably more than the next person. I love them with a coffee (no, I am not an American police officer) for morning tea. I really like that the dough shouldn't be sweet, it's almost savoury with some sourness from the yeast - or even better, the sourdough. My favourite is always going to be a hot cinnamon or hot jam doughnut.
This is in large part because at my university, every Thursday, there was a market and a middle-eastern gentleman making the most glorious hot jam doughnuts to order. Not healthy in the slightest but MY GOD they are gooooood. I first discovered them wayyyy back in 2006 when I was doing my high school work experience at the university and my manager brought three whole paper bags full of them into us. The smell was amazing, you could tell they were still hot. Everyone in the office pounced on them like they may have been in a famine.
"Have one! You have to have one!" I was told and so the love affair began.
If anyone on here goes to La Trobe Uni in Melbourne, and hasn't tried the doughnuts on Thursdays, do yourself a favour. I order one without sugar on the outside. I'm not a sugarphobe, I just hate the feeling of the really course sugar on my teeth. Weird I know. If you can't get there, make these and eat them warm!
This recipe is adapted from a Taste.com recipe.
- 2 1/2 cups spelt flour
- 3 tbs coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1 1/2 tsp dried yeast
- 2 tsp cinnamon, ground
- 1 cup rapadura sugar