Here is a fun donut recipe Chef Adi made while on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic a few years ago. We were reminiscing today, and thought we should share. They are truly delicious, and so easy to make. What a fun way to spend a weekend morning with the kids. Who doesn’t enjoy donuts for breakfast?
Dominican Donut Holes
1/2 cup of mashed potato
1/2 teaspoon of salt
5 teaspoons of yeast
1 cup of warm milk
1/4 cup of sugar
2 cups of flour
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1. Pierce a potato with a fork. Microwave it for 5 minutes; or bake for about 30-45 min, until soft. Remove the skin and mash thoroughly.
2. To warm milk; either in the microwave or on stove top until slightly warm, about 100 degrees. If the milk is too hot to put your finger in, let it cool slightly before using. If not you will kill the yeast and your donuts will not rise.
3. Once your milk is warm, add yeast and a pinch of sugar; mix and let rest for 5 minutes. It should look foamy. If not your yeast is probably gone, either because your milk was too warm or the yeast was too old.
4. Once the milk and yeast had some time to rest, in a small bowl, combine flour, salt, sugar and mashed potato. Add the milk and yeast mixture and use a fork to mix and combine all the ingredients. If dough is too sticky add a little more flour.
5. Knead dough for about 1 minute on a floured surface.
6. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to about 1 inch thick. Then use a round donut cutter to cut out the donuts. Or you can use your hands to roll dough into 1 inch round balls.
7. Let rest for 15 min in a warm dry place.
8. Heat oil to 350 degrees.
9. Fry donuts, flipping them once when they are a dark golden color on the outside.
**Tip: fill donut holes with your favorite jam or jelly, dip in chocolate, or sugar. Enjoy!