Vietnamese donuts

  • Aug 11, 2020
  • 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

Step 1

Mix yeast, 1 tsp sugar, 2 Tbsp warm water in a small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Divide the dough into small pieces. Dip each piece into sesame seeds, then flatten evenly (3-5mm thick).

Step 5

Heat oil in a small pot. Oil has to be at least 2 inches deep.

Step 6

Fry the donuts 1 at a time. Gently drop the dough in the oil, when it floats, flip continuously until it's golden brown.