- 1 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup and 1 tsp white sugar
- 2 Tbsp warm water (>50C)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 100ml water
Mix yeast, 1 tsp sugar, 2 Tbsp warm water in a small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes.
In the mean time, mix all other dry ingredients together in a big bowl. After 10 minutes, pour in the yeast mixture.
* Note that the yeast is supposed to be activated (with a bubbly layer floating on top). Redo the yeast if it fails to activate.
Pour the water in the bowl (a little at a time). Knead into a dough until it comes off the sides of the bowl nicely. Rest dough for 2 hours. Make sure to cover the dough with a towel.
Divide the dough into small pieces. Dip each piece into sesame seeds, then flatten evenly (3-5mm thick).
Heat oil in a small pot. Oil has to be at least 2 inches deep.
Fry the donuts 1 at a time. Gently drop the dough in the oil, when it floats, flip continuously until it's golden brown.