The dough takes hours to make but the frying is super quick and quite fun! Make sure you have the extractor fan on - set the smoke alarm off about 5 times....
- 300g plain flour
- 100g sugar
- 1 sachet yeast
- 175ml milk
- 50g butter
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Mars Bar pieces
Mix the flour, sugar, yeast, butter and milk in a bowl with a knife. When a thick dough has formed and there is no flour left, take it out and pop it onto a floured board. Knead for about 5 mins using plenty of extra flour.
When it is no longer sticky, chuck it back into the bowl and leave for an hour, covering with clingfilm.
When it has doubled in size, take out and knead a little more. Equally, if you are a student it may not have risen so much because the houses are FREEZING. To get around this I popped the dough in a large casserole dish and put it on a very low heat for about 5 mins. Then take it off and leave it (we don't want it cooking!).
Shape the dough into a log and cut into enough pieces so that each donut is about 1.5 inches in diameter.
Press each bit slightly flat and spoon some jam/Mars Bar on. Pinch close. This is quite messy but good fun. If in doubt use less dough and more jam then it is more likely to cook through.
Technically you are supposed to deep fry these with loads of oil, however, if you are short on oil just put enough to cover half the doughnut so that you can fry it and flip it half way through to cook the whole thing. I used a bent spatula and rested the doughnut on that (see picture below). Takes about 4-6 seconds on each side depending on the heat of the oil (I put mine on full blast).