Tuesday, March 10, 2015

'Gogosi' - Recipe

        Hi friends! Now, you all know that I am by no means an extraordinary cook, nor am I that great with taking food pictures, so please be understanding for what is about to follow...

   
     A recipe! :D   Yup, you got that right! Here you have a recipe for doughnuts, straight from my mom and with a little bit of advice from my dear grandma! It's something relatively simple, but I am warning you, it does take a little bit of muscle. Of course, you can always use a mixer, but I think the breaking a sweat before actually eating these, counteracts all those scary calories...  :D


         You only need a few ingredients to make this deliciousness...

500gr. sieved flour
1 tbsp dry yeast
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 egg yolks
250 ml milk+water 

          Mix the dry ingredients in a big bowl, slightly warm up the milk+water, then add it and the eggs to the dry ingredients. Then start kneading the dough. Add a little bit more lukewarm water if it is still too dry. And then keep on kneading. A little more. A little more. Nope, still needs kneading. Is your hand about to fall off? Not done yet...keep doing it until you notice the dough separates from the bowl and it starts to form air bubbles on the surface.  It should look something like this:

    
       For the fun part of the recipe, bundle up your bowl in several layers of towels, away from draught and any source of cold, make sure it's nice and cosy (I wish I was joking) and leave it for about 30-40 minutes, until it grows into this:
    

     Now that your dough is finally ready, sprinkle a little flour on your work surface, pour the dough on it and gently spread it out until it is about as thick as your finger (or 1,5/2cm if you want to get technical).

   
     Using a round cookie cutter (or even better,  use a glass), cut as many doughnuts as you can. Don't worry about the misshaped leftover dough, we will fry that as well... Having those was by far the best part when I was a child!

   
      Now you must understand that the most important step in ensuring these come out perfectly fried, is to make sure to use plenty of oil (a bath) and that the oil is extremely HOT when you put your doughnuts in it. While they fry on one side, make sure to splash some of that boiling oil on the top side, as this will help them puff up more. Yes, it is as dangerous as it sounds, but hey... no risk, no doughnuts...

     Fry them on both sides until they get a golden-brown color, then lay them on tissue paper to get rid of any excess oil. After they cooled down for a while, pour in the powdered sugar, marmalade, Nutella, or whatever else you think you might enjoy these with. Plain are pretty good as well. They most certainly won't last long. Oh, remember to fry those corky-shaped ones as well.  Ours came out something like this:
      

      Enjoy!    :)

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