Pumpkin Fritter Doughnuts

Pumpkin fritters are a wonderful treat on a cold evening. I’ve created these doughnuts that give you the taster of fritters, with the wonderful puffiness of a doughnut.

I roast the pumpkin first to give it a wonderful sweetness, but you can just boil it if you wish.

• 500g diced raw pumpkin
• 150ml milk
• 1 egg yolk
• 35g soft butter
• 20g fresh yeast
• 3 ml salt
• 650 ml of flour
• 30ml castor sugar
• Oil for frying
• Castor sugar and cinnamon to dust

1. Preheat oven to 200ºC.
2. Place pumpkin onto baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and season with a
little salt.
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3. Bake for 35 minutes until soft.
4. Mash the pumpkin with a potato masher and measure off 125ml.pumpkin 3

5. Dissolve yeast in milk, add yolks and stir well.

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2. Combine flour, salt and pumpkin. Add soft butter.
3. Pour in milk mixture and combine all ingredients well.

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4. Knead for about 5 minutes on a floured surface. You may need to add a bit more flour until your dough is combined, but not sticky.

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5. Return to large bowl and cover with a cloth. Allow to double in size. About
60 mins.
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6. Knead dough (knock back) gently to return to original size. Divide into 16 equal sized balls.
7. Shape into ring doughnuts by pushing index finger through a ball of dough and widening the hole until a ring doughnut is formed. Make an extra-large hole, because during rising it will get smaller.

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8. Place doughnuts onto a floured tray and cover with a cloth. Allow to double in size.

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9. Fry in hot oil until golden on both sides, flipping over each doughnut to fry on the reverse side. Test to see if the oil is hot enough by putting a little bread in oil. If it bubbles, the oil is hot enough for the doughnuts.

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10. Drain doughnuts on kitchen towel before tossing in cinnamon sugar.

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These are best eaten shortly after they are fried off. Store them in an airtight container once they are cool.

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