Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Eggless Biscoff Donut holes #FoodnFlix


Not every recipe is passed from generation to generation. Sometimes recipes churn out based on circumstances too. These donut or donut holes are such a kind. The reason to make was FoodnFlix. FoodnFlix is a fun little group that gets together each month and watches the same movie at their leisure.  Once we watch, we create a dish that was inspired by the chosen film. Wendy of A Day in the life on the farm is hosting this month. If you want to participate in Food 'n Flix, Check out this month's announcement post at A Day in the life on the farm, and drop by the Food 'n Flix site to learn more! Thanks Wendy!

The movie for the month of November 2020 was KNIVES OUT. It is a good movie. The family comes together to celebrate the 80th birthday of their dad, Harlan, a great writer. With his demise under mysterious conditions, it becomes apparent that there is nothing warm in the family at all. Their motives and hatred blurted out during questioning. More than knowing who did it, they were concerned about how much each one would gain by the death of their so called loved one. I don't want to ruin the surprise by elaborating more. It is good to watch, so go ahead and watch if you haven't already. 

Detective Blanc talks about the donut and donut hole to Marta. Also, Ransom was eating Biscoff cookies. Biscoff cookies are my favorite. I can't stop buying those or the cookie butter. In every possible way, I would use it. So, I decided to make donuts or holes with Biscoff cookies. Actually, I wanted to pipe the cookie butter too inside. But, well, next time. I wanted to make our traditional coffee too, as the cup of coffee comes in the beginning as well as at the end. I kinda like 'my house, my rules, my coffee". I am not a coffee person but love the aroma of coffee so much. May be will do that post some other time, as Biscoff dominated the decision now. Biscoff Donut Holes it is! The donut holes came out very good and soft. In our many attempts to make eggless donuts so far, this one was the best. Aquafaba (made my own) worked pretty well. And hence more experiments would be happening and the results would be published in this blog. :-)





Here is the recipe, and the step by step instructions for the donut holes. It can be made into donuts, or donut holes, or beignets too.




Ingredients
Makes 30-36 holes

All-purpose flour - 1.5 cups plus 1 or 2 tbsp
Biscoff cookie powder - 1 cup
Active dry yeast - 3/4 tsp
Aquafaba - 3 tbsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Butter - 3 tbsp, melted
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Water - 3 tbsp
Flaxseed powder - 1tbsp
cinnamon sugar 

Oil - 2 cups, for frying

Method

Add water to flaxseed powder and set aside for it to gel. In another bowl, add sugar, warm milk, mix and add yeast to activate it. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl, make a well, and add the activated yeast mixture, aquafaba, melted butter, and gelled flaxseed. Slowly knead to a smooth dough. Cover and set aside for 1 to 1.5 hours, till it is doubled in size.


Punch it down, fold and roll a couple of times. Then make equal sized small balls like donut holes. Cover and set aside for 30 minutes for second proving. 


Heat oil in a pan, in low-medium heat, slowly fry the holes after the second rise, about a minute each side. Drain and roll in cinnamon sugar. 


Serve.




Tips

Instead of cinnamon sugar, roll in Biscoff powder too.

The doughnut was not very sweet, maybe if you have a very sweet tooth add more sugar to the dough.