Nope, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on ya.
This is, indeed a doughnut with purple-ish hue.
How, you may ask.
Clearly, if you know me well.. you’ll know food coloring isn’t the answer. ;)
Yup… That’s right!
It’s purple sweet potato (AGAIN!). :P
So how is this different than the kuih keria i made previously?
I’d say, VERY.
For start, this is the kind of doughnut which you can find almost everywhere at shops/cafes/bakeries that sell doughnuts. You know, the yeasty type — soft and fluffy that comes with assorted toppings.
Secondly, even though sweet potato is used here, it doesn’t taste of it at all. Not even subtly. What it does is, it merely lends its colour to fancify the doughnut aesthetically. Of course, as some of us may have known, sweet potato is also crucial to add more bite to the doughnut’s texture and as well as a natural softener agent.
If you are anything like me who dislike your doughnut overly soft — almost cloud-like, adding sweet potato (though unheard of — i came up with this meself. hahaa!), pumpkin or potato is a must!
To be honest, this is my very first time making these wicked wheels-like snack, so… funny and strange shapes are part of the parcel that came with it. *grin*. Longish, lopsided, senget, oval ….. you name it, i might just be able to find it for you from the stack. Errrmm, actually, you can check it out yourself from the photos. You don’t even need to squint your eyes or stare hard because it’s so darn obvious. Lol!
As much as i love these heavenly doughnuts, trust me, i really do dig doughnuts, i shan’t make them again.
Mainly because to me, doughnuts and bestie are 1.
Whenever i think of bestie + her specialty (food), i’d think of her doughnuts. So, for now… this will be my first and last attempt. If i ever do have cravings for doughnuts, all i need to do is to pick up the phone and dial!
Yes, i’m quite blessed like that. *wink*
Chocolate Sweet Potato Doughnut with Almond Bits
(inspired from famous cuisine no.64)
250g bread flour
10g custard powder
1/2 tsp salt
15g caster sugar
125ml cold water
4g instant yeast
50g sweet potato (steamed, mashed)
almond bits, toasted
1. Combine bread flour, custard powder, salt, caster sugar, cold water, instant yeast and sweet potato puree in a mixer. Beat until a dough is formed. Add in butter, continue beating until a smooth dough is formed.
2. Leave dough in a warm place to proof for 40 minutes.
3. Roll out the dough and use cutter to cut out ring shapes. Leave to proof for 35 minutes.
4. Deep fry the proofed dough in hot oil until golden brown.
5. Coat the doughnuts with melted chocolate and sprinkle with almond bits. Serve immediately.
I’m submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #7 — Chocolate Delight hosted by DG from Tasted & Tested.
if you worry about the doughnut’s texture after adding these natural softener agent, do check out the texture here. photo usually says a thousand words!
Very OT + rant – There is so much to do everyday! Needless to say, i have been running around very much like a headless chicken lately. Just when i thought that i might be free-er after the exam. :(
And it seems like i’m the only one out here complaining about being busy. But then, not many bloggers have got 3 uber active young boys….. and… school holiday has just commenced!
* recipe featured at Yummly!