She loves doughnuts and he prefers cupcakes, so we have Caramelised Bananas Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting and top with Mini Doughnuts coated cinnamon sugar .
I realised that though I have been cooking and baking these years, I have not truly make doughnuts before. Yes I baked doughnuts muffins but these tasted more cake-like than doughnuts, you know all flour plus lots of sugary coating/frosting and also that they are deep fried (I hate the idea of wasting all those oil after frying an the price of oil have gone up...LOL). Anyway I was glad of this opportunity to challenge myself.
Ingredients for the doughnuts... make sure everything is at room temperature...
Proof the dough till double in size about an hour...
the mini doughnut cutter... and have to be very gentle to lift them otherwise ....
you won't get prefect "O"...
2nd resting time before frying... try to maintain oil temperature at 180C .. frying 4-5 pieces at a time..
set aside to drain off excess oil and cool
before dredging them with mixture of cinnamon powder and caster sugar.
These are the "not so pretty ones" which we drizzled with some of the salted caramel sauce...it was yummy..
Caramelized bananas for cupcakes.
Recipe from JustOneCookbook.
I decided to use the Swiss Meringue Buttercream for frosting as this buttercream can remain stable at room temperature ......
Cook the sugar and egg white over simmering water till sugar dissolve
Use the mixer to whisk till stiff peak and the mixture has cooled down
before adding the cubes of butter (at room temperature) and continue to whisk
till thick and glossy... I added some salted caramel sauce to the buttercream. Let cool in the fridge (not too long) before using.
So, are we ready for Christmas?
Cousins meet-up..little Audrey and Alexa with their daddies..
and pretty mommies too....Looking forward to see them soon..