Barbecue doughnuts are a simple sweet smoky vanilla snack which will make you the toast of any backyard fairy princess tea party!
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Step 1: Ingredients, Materials and Tools
- 2 1/2 cups of plain flour
- 1/4 cup of caster sugar
- 7g dried yeast
- 1 cup of warm milk
- 50g butter
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2-1 tablespoon of milk
- A touch of salt
- A drop of pink food colouring
Materials and equipment:
- Kettle style barbecue
- Charcoal fuel containers
- Charcoal briquettes
- Fire lighters
- Hickory wood chips
- Cling wrap
- Baking paper
- Cooling rack
- 6cm scone or cookie cutter
- 3cm scone or cookie cutter
Step 2: Light the Barbecue
- Use fire starters and charcoal briquettes to get your barbecue started.
- Prepare it to cook with the indirect method (i.e. hot briquettes in charcoal fuel containers at side of barbecue)
- It'll be ready to cook with in about an hour and a half - As long as it takes to prepare the doughnuts
- Soak hickory wood chips in water.
- After an hour and a half try to have the barbecue at the temperature-you'd-use to-cook-sausages - I don't own a thermometer
Step 3: Make the Doughnuts
- Put the flour sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix and make a well
- Warm up the milk and add in the chopped butter
- Pour milk mixture into well
- Mix well
- Knead for about 10 minutes to get a nice springy ball of dough
- Put in a greased bowl and cover with cling wrap
- Place bowl in warm position for 1 hour and allow to rise
- On floured surface press out the dough until it is about 2cm thick
- Then cut out doughnuts with 6cm cutter use smaller 3cm cutter to make holes
- Place on baking paper in trays and allow to rise for another 30 minutes
Step 4: Barbecue the Doughnuts
- Drain water from hickory chips and place a small handful in both charcoal fuel containers
- Place tray with doughnuts in barbecue between the fuel containers
- Cook with the lid on
- The doughnuts should cook in about 20minutes (+/- 3 minutes depending on barbecue temperature)
- Check on doughnuts every 10 minutes to ensure they aren't burning - Adjust the dampers as needed with the multigrips to keep your temperature nice and even
Step 5: Glaze the Doughnuts
- Take the doughnuts out of the barbecue when they are golden
- Cool them on a rack
- Make the glaze by mixing the icing sugar, food colouring, vanilla extract, salt and milk with a whisk
- Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and allow to set
Step 6: Enjoy!
These doughnuts are best enjoyed at a fairy princess tea party with a cold glass of milk!
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