Doughnuts are so easy to make and sell, says Erlinda Ferrer-Soriano, lecturer at the ESF Cakes and Bread House. Mothers who usually prepare their kids’ merienda can shoot two birds with one stone by preparing more than their kids’ needs to earn more.
Only a few utensils and ingredients are needed to make dough and icing. If you don’t have the utensils, you need to buy the following: bowls and measuring cups rolling pin, cutter, doughnut cutter, weighing scale, baking trays, spatula, plastic pastry bag with tips, manual whips, stir-fry pan, long chopsticks, strainer, serving trays, and gas stove.
To make dough, you need a kilo of bread flour, 160 grams of white sugar, 10 grams of iodized salt, 20 grams of instant yeast, 0.5 liter of drinking water, and 50 grams of lard. To make icing and powder coating, set aside two sets of 227 grams powered sugar, and 1/4 cup of powdered milk. You would need 500 ml of cooking oil for frying.
The first process is preparing the dough. Sift a kilo of bread flour on a clean tabletop. Create a valley in the center and pour in the water in which you dissolve white sugar, iodized salt, and instant yeast. Then carefully mix in the flour by scraping the inner part until everything is mixed.
Start kneading the dough by folding it toward you, then pushing it down and away from you with the heel of your hand. You may also use a mixer if you have one. Add the lard while continuously kneading the dough until its surface becomes smooth and no longer sticky. Set aside and cover the dough with a bowl for 30 minutes to prevent it from having a dry or scaly surface.
While waiting, make the sugar icing by mixing powdered milk, powdered sugar, and 1/2 cup of water. Beat the mixture using manual whips until its consistency is similar to a condensed milk. Set aside and go back to your dough.