Rock Rose Gin Doughnuts!

The Doughnuts!

I created these doughnuts while trying out ideas for our #RockRoseBakeOff competition.  Social media went crazy for the image I posted and I was asked to share the recipe …..


The Recipe

The day before….

Bash 14 juniper berries and soak in 75ml milk.

Oven dry orange zest and add to a bowl of caster sugar along with some fresh rosemary.  Seal and leave to infuse.

On the day…

In a large bowl mix together 250g strong white flour, 25 caster sugar, 20g softened unsalted butter, 1 egg, 7g instant yeast, 5g salt. Warm the milk, remove the juniper berries and pour the milk into the large bowl along with 3 tablespoons of water.

Mix with your hands to make a dough, gradually adding another tablespoon of water.  Knead the dough for 10 minutes, on a lightly floured surface, until smooth and elastic.  Put the dough into a bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and allow to rise.

After 40 minutes, tip the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to about 1cm thick.  Use a 8cm round cutter to cut out discs and a 2cm cutter to remove the insides.

Set the rings on an oiled baking tray, cover with cling film and let rise for a further 30 minutes. Using a deep fat fryer heat sunflower oil to 180c. Drop them in one at a time, cooking for around 1 minute each side.

Remove and roll to coat in the rosemary and orange sugar. 

Sit back and enjoy your lovely Rock Rose inspired doughnuts, garnish with a refreshing G&T!

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