Monday, August 6, 2012

Korean Doughnut 꽈배기 도너츠 KkwaBaeGi DoNeoCheu

Hey, so I'm back with the fourth recipe in the blogging week ^^ I'm already hald-way through the week.. Eeek.

Today I'm going to introduce you to doughnuts. No, not the ordinary cinnamon ones that you get but the Korean version (꽈배기 도너츠 or KkwaBaeGi DoNeoCheu). It is a similar version of Korean doughnuts that you can buy at street vendors, but from the comfort of your own home. There isn't much to say about the recipe so I will get straight to it.

3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Water
1 Egg
4 Tbsp Sugar
5 Tbsp Butter
1½ Tbsp Yeast
1 tsp Salt
Sugar for Coating
Oil for Deep Frying

1. In a large mixing bowl, add 3 cups of all purpose flour, 4 Tbsp of sugar, 5 Tbsp of butter, 1½ Tbsp of yeast, and 1 tsp of salt. Mix everything together to make the butter crumble.
2. Add 1 egg and 1 cup of lukewarm water.
3. Knead the dough for least 15 minutes until it becomes elastic.
4. Form the dough in to a ball. Cover it with plastic wrap.
5. Let it rise for about 1 hour in a slightly warm place until the dough size doubles. If it is at room temperature, it will take more than an hour.
6. Divide the dough into 16 to 24 pieces. Round each piece to make a ball.
7. Roll a ball of the dough out to about 12 inches in length. While you are rolling it, twist each end in the opposite direction so that the dough will become twisted when you release the tension.
8. Let the dough wrap around itself to form the twisted shape.
9. Set it aside for about 10 minutes to rise again.
10. Meanwhile, heat the oil on medium-high. When you drop a piece of dough in the oil and it rises in about 2 seconds, the temperature for the oil is right.
11. Fry the donuts. When one side of a doughnut becomes golden brown, flip it over.
12. Only flip it over once. If you flip it often, then the doughnut will become too greasy.
13. After frying the donuts, cool them for about 5 minutes. In a plastic bag, add some sugar and a couple of the cooled donuts. Shake them.

And there you have it, your own homemade Korean style doughnuts to enjoy as a snack for the kids or for yourself.

Remember to check back tomorrow because there will be a new recipe. Until then keep warm, happy and healthy.

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