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Saf-instant yeast 11g

Serves 6
1 sachet Saf-instant yeast 11g
500g flour
40g sugar
40g butter
1 egg
150ml milk
30ml lukewarm water
1 pinch salt
500g oil for frying

*For the best results, first bring the ingredients to room temperature.

In a mixing bowl, combine the egg with sugar, melted butter, flour, salt and Saf instant yeast until a smooth, supple dough is formed. Leave to rest for 30 mins in a warm place until the dough has doubled in volume. Once the dough has risen, place it on a worktop and punch down once firmly to remove air. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to rise again for 3h. Now, work the dough quickly to remove excess air and then divide it into 12 balls. Make a hole in the centre of each ball and swirl dough around your finger for 10 seconds to create a ring doughnut shape. Heat oil to frying temperature. As soon as it bubbles plunge doughnuts into oil in batches of three or four (they should fall to the bottom then rise to the top almost immediately). Allow to cook for 2 mins, turn them over and leave to cook for another minute on the other side. Remove from frying oil and allow excess oil to drip off on absorbent paper. 

Sprinkle with sugar and serve.

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