SOMETHING SWEET
BBC Good Food UK|January 2021
Brighten up January and indulge in these luxurious desserts from cookery writer Claire Thomson
Claire Thomson

Apple & custard doughnuts with maple syrup

MAKES 6-8 PREP 50 mins plus at least 1 hr resting and proving COOK 15 mins MORE EFFORT V

1 tsp dried yeast

2 tbsp caster sugar, plus extra to coat the doughnuts

120ml whole milk warmed 280g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting

45g unsalted butter, melted

1 egg, beaten sunflower oil, for deep-frying and for the baking parchment about 4 tbsp apple sauce (shop-bought or homemade) about 4 tbsp custard (shop-bought or homemade) maple syrup, to serve

1 Stir the yeast and sugar into the warm milk. Set aside for 10 mins – the mixture will activate and become frothy.

2 Meanwhile, put the flour, melted butter, beaten egg, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl, or in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, and mix well for at least 2 mins to form a soft and sticky dough. Cover with a clean, damp cloth and rest the dough for 10 mins.

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