Delicious popping candy donut balls that will be enjoyed at every childrens party
Step 1: Ingredients
1 tbsp yeast 4 tbsp caster sugar
150ml/5¼fl oz milk, warmed
225g/8oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
¼ tsp salt
50g/2oz butter, melted
1 free-range egg, beaten
Blue food colouring
300ml/10½fl oz vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Mix the yeast with half a teaspoon of the sugar and two tablespoons of
the warm milk. Place in a warm place to rest for 15 minutes, or until frothy.
Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Stir in one tablespoon of the sugar.
Make a well in the flour and pour in the yeast mix, the rest of the milk, the melted butter, the egg and the blue food colouring.
Mix to make a dough and then knead, cover the bowl and leave to stand for 45 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
On a floured work surface, knead the dough for five minutes,
Roll the dough
Divide into balls and place in a warm place for 30 minutes, or until they have doubled in size.
Heat the oil in a deep pan until it reaches 190C/375F, or a cube of bread dropped in sizzles and turns golden in 30 seconds.
Gently lower the dough balls one at a time into the hot oil, in batches
of two or three, and fry for 3-5 minutes or until golden-brown, and then carefully turn over.
Remove from the hot oil with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper
Mix the popping candy with the remaining sugar
Roll the hot doughnuts in the remaining sugar and popping candy mixture.
Sprinkle extra popping candy over the donut balls and serve