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10 Minute Buttermilk Vanilla Donuts with Spiced Caramel | DonalSkehan.com

10 Minute Buttermilk Vanilla Donuts with Spiced Caramel

May 26

A no fuss quick fix donut recipe that can be made in minutes. Skip the homemade caramel with a jar of dulce de leche for even speedier results.

  • time 15 mins
  • serves Serves 24
Method
  1. Make the sauce first by warming the cream in a pan on a low heat with the spices and set aside to infuse for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Put the sugar in a pan and gently melt over a low heat then increase and bubble until you have a deep brown caramel.
  3. Add the butter and stir as it splutters, then sieve in the cream and spice mix and stir till you have a smooth rich caramel. Pour into a bowl.
  4. For the donuts, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and melted butter in a mixing jug. Stir the flour, baking powder and sugar together in a separate bowl then add the wet ingredients and mix till you have a thick paste.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep pan until it reaches 180°c/360°f. With two oiled spoons, shape the mix into round balls (you should make around 24) and drop into the oil, frying in batches for 3-4 minutes until golden and puffed. Drain on kitchen paper and toss in caster sugar whilst still warm. Serve with the spiced caramel sauce to dunk them in and enjoy!

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Ingredients

For the dipping sauce:

½ cup double cream 

1 star anise

1 cinnamon stick

1 cup caster sugar

¾ stick unsalted butter

For the donuts:

2 large free range eggs

1 cup buttermilk 

2 tsp vanilla bean paste

¼ stick unsalted butter, melted

10 ½ oz plain flour 

½ tsp baking powder

3 tbsp caster sugar plus extra to dust 

20 fl oz vegetable oil to fry

For the dipping sauce:

125ml double cream 

1 star anise

1 cinnamon stick

200g caster sugar

90g unsalted butter

For the donuts:

2 large free range eggs

250ml buttermilk 

2 tsp vanilla bean paste

30g unsalted butter, melted

300g plain flour 

½ tsp baking powder

3 tbsp caster sugar plus extra to dust 

600ml vegetable oil to fry

3.9
(14)
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