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Ep 17 - Old English Donuts and Berry Popsicles


Good Old English Donuts with lavender sugar & clotted cream custard

Masterclass recipe by Gary

440ml milk
100g unsalted butter, softened
75g caster sugar
4 eggs
20g fresh yeast
4 cups (600g), plain flour
Vegetable oil, for deep frying
200g raspberry jam
clotted cream, to serve

lavender sugar
2 tsp lavender flowers
100g caster sugar 
 
1. Heat milk in a saucepan until tepid (37 C on a thermometer). Whisk in the butter, caster sugar and eggs. Place the yeast into a bowl and about � cup of the milk mixture. Break up the yeast with your hands to form a smooth paste. Transfer to the milk mixture, whisking to combine. Combine flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Gradually pour in the milk mixture, whisking until smooth. Cover and set aside in a warm place to prove for 45 minutes - 1 hour.

2. Meanwhile, for the lavender sugar, combine lavender flowers with sugar in a large bowl, rub together with your hands until flowers are bruised. Set aside for 15-20 minutes to infuse.

3. Pour oil into a saucepan until one-third full. Heat over medium-high heat until 165 C. Spoon donut mixture into 4cm round balls into the hot oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes until golden and cooked through. Remove, drain on paper towel, then toss in the lavender sugar.

4. Spoon jam in a small piping bag with a 5mm straight-edged nozzle. Push nozzle into the centre of each donut and pipe enough jam to fill.

5. Serve donuts with clotted cream.

Berry Popsicles

4 cups (500g) frozen mixed berries
2 cups Greek yoghurt
3/4 cup caster sugar

1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

2. Pour mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze for about 5 hours or overnight until firm. Serve.


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