Spanish Donuts with Spiced Chocolate (Chocolate con Rosquillas)

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INGREDIENTS:

Spanish Donuts

(makes approx 30 pieces)

  • 280g self raising flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 30g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 60ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 115g caster sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon in a shallow dish and set aside
  • Canola oil

METHOD:

  1. Sift into a large bowl the flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon and mix to combine.
  2. Whisk in a separate bowl the milk, eggs and cooled melted butter. Add liquid ingredients to flour and whisk together to form a thick batter (it’ll be a little sticky).
  3. Heat about 4 cm of oil in a pan to 180°C (it’s the right temperature when a piece of bread cooks to golden in 30 seconds).
  4. Dust your hands with flour and form teaspoon-sized balls and drop into pan. Cook each side for about a minute until evenly golden. Don’t cook too much at one time or it’ll drop the temperature of the oil, which will make the donuts really heavy with grease.
  5. Remove with a slotted spoon and toss in the cinnamon sugar until coated. You can keep the donuts warm in a low oven (about 100°C) until all of it has been cooked. Best eaten warm on the day.

Spiced Chocolate

  • 250ml milk
  • 200ml pouring cream (thin cream)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground all-spice
  • 40ml brandy or liqueur such as Grand Marnier (optional)
  • 250g good quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces

METHOD:

  1. Combine milk, cream, spices and liqueur (if using) in a pan and bring to the simmer over low heat. Add chocolate and stir continuously over low heat until melted and combined. Keep warm while you cook the donuts.

Note: To change up the chocolate, use Grand Marnier and replace spices with large strips of rind from an orange (in which after you bring it to a simmer, cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly over low heat to infuse. Strain to remove rind and then add the chocolate as instructed). Alternatively use a different chocolate flavoured with orange, mint or spices.

If you want your chocolate to be thick add a little cornflour.

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