Recipe

Gluten-free doughnuts

No gluten? No problem!

  • 1 hr 30 mins cooking
  • Makes 16
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Craving fried doughnuts but can't do gluten? We haev you covred. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and perfect served warm dipped in sugar.
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (405g) gluten-free plain flour
  • ½ cup (75g) 100% corn cornflour
  • ½ cup (90g) white rice flour
  • ½ cup (65g) gluten-free self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons (7g) dried yeast
  • ¼ cup (55g) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 185 grams butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1½ cups (375ml) milk
  • cooking oil spray
  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar, extra

Method

  • 1
    Combine sifted flours, yeast and sugar in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Beat eggs, butter, vanilla and 1 cup (250ml) of milk in a large bowl of electric mixer, on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add remaining milk and the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, beating until combined and smooth.
  • 3
    Spoon mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a plain 2cm (¾-inch) piping tube.
  • 4
    Pipe mixture onto baking-paper-lined oven trays, into 7cm (2¾-inch) circles. Spray doughnuts with cooking oil spray. Cover with plastic wrap; stand in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • 5
    Heat oil in a large, deep frying pan to 180°C/350°F. Using a pair of scissors; cut the baking paper into squares around the doughnuts. Pick up the doughnuts with baking paper and gently place, one at a time, upside-down into the hot oil (baking paper will fall off as the doughnut cooks, remove baking paper from oil with tongs). Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from oil using a slotted spoon; drain on paper towel.
  • 6
    Toss hot doughnuts in combined cinnamon and extra sugar; serve immediately.

Notes

Use a deep-frying thermometer to get an accurate temperature when frying. Doughnuts are best eaten just after they are cooked. They will firm on standing, so microwave on HIGH (100%) in 10-second burst until warm and soft.

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