Star shaped doughnuts you say? Yes, yes I do, dipped in chocolate glaze you say, yes, yes they are!!! I love festive shaped food and you can’t beat a Christmas doughnut can you? Why are they so easy to make yet so bad for you!!!!!

Great gifts at the end of term for teacher gifts or mummy friends. Enjoy!

1 Sachet yeast dried or 15g fresh

4 tbsp sugar

150ml warm milk

225g plain flour

¼ tsp salt

50g butter, melted

1 egg, beaten

Oil for deep-frying

For the glaze

100g dark chocolate

50g butter

5 tablespoons golden syrup.

All put in a bowl and melted in microwave just before use.

Mix the yeast with 1/2 teaspoon of  sugar and 2 tablespoons of warm milk.Place it in a warmish room for 15 mins until frothy.

Mix the flour and one tablespoon of the sugar together

Warm the milk – don’t boil it. Take off the heat and add the butter, it will melt on its own.

Place all ingredients into a mixer or bowl and mix well until a dough forms.

Knead for 6 mins and then leave to prove in a warm place for an hour or until doubled in size

Once risen sprinkle flour on to a surface and roll the dough to about 1 cm thick. Use a cutter to cut shapes

Place on a grease proof paper and put in a cold oven – don’t switch it on! Boil a kettle and place a cup of boiling water  in the oven and shut the door – this will act like a proving drawer! Leave for 20 mins

Meanwhile sort your fat fryer out and heat the oil to about 190 degrees centigrade.

Remove the dough from the cold oven and place a couple at a time in the fryer basket and cook each side of 1 minutes

Drain on kitchen towel then repeat until all dough is used up. Roll in sugar

Dip each star best side down in the glaze.

Leave to dry

Serve straight away

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