Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sweet Potato Donuts

When my sisters were here, they kept asking me to make them some donuts but I just can’t find the time to do it. We were so busy going out visiting places or shopping and before we knew it, it was time for them to go home. 3 weeks just flew by so fast when we are having fun. I felt kind of bad that they left without eating the donuts. I finally made these sweet morsels but they were not here to enjoy it. I guess it is ok they get to see some pictures of it. I made the traditional Malaysian sweet potato donuts or kuih keria before and you can find the recipe here .This time I did something different. Still using sweet potatoes but I used some yeast for the dough. It turn out really light just like the yeast donuts but it has the nice fragrant of sweet potatoes to it.

Ingredients :

320 grams flour (a bit more if the dough is too sticky)
2 tsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
150 grms mashed sweet potatoes
2 tbsp sugar
30 grms butter
100 ml water

For coating

Some sugar or cinnamon sugar

1. In a large mixing bowl mix all the ingredients together and knead for about 6-7 minutes until you get nice smooth dough. Add some extra flour if it’s so sticky. Cover the bowl with a dry kitchen towel and let it rise for an hour or double it size at a warm place.
2. Punch down the dough and remove onto a floured work tabletop. Roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick and cut the dough out into rounds with a donuts cutter. Gather the snaps and re-roll, then cut out more donuts.
3. Place donuts on parchment paper,cover and let rise for 20 minutes or until they feel light and spongy.
4. Heat oil for deep-frying in a frying pan over medium heat. Slip a few donuts into the oil at a time, leaving enough room for them to expand. Make sure that the oil is not too hot otherwise the donuts will not be cooked.
5. When the donuts are golden brown, turn them over and cook the other side. It takes about 2–3 minutes to cook through. When donuts are done, remove from oil and drain the oil on paper towels before rolling them in sugar.

Note: You can use any type of glaze for the donuts.


yatiharvey said...

You seem to read my mind. Been thinking of these and now with those sweet potatoes sitting patiently on the counter, I got no more excuse not to do it! Thanks again!


Karine said...

They look great! Thanks for sharing!

Serene said...

Your donut looks great! I'm going to try this one. But wonder if I omit the yeast, what will be the outcome?

Elin Chia said...

Hi Gert,
I have passed the Kreativ Blogger Award to you :)

Nice donuts..thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

This donut just look perfectly bake. Never try before, will do it in one day.

Rachel Hei said...

The donut looks pretty nice.. nice job..^_^

Christelle said...

Your donuts look perfect! I'm not so keen on them because they are rather unhealthy (starch and fried fat) but the idea of using sweet potatoes is pure genius!! Definitely healthier :))

Bethie said...

Holy Cow! YUM! I adore sweet potato.

lisaiscooking said...

These doughnuts look incredible! The sweet potato sounds great, and they would definitely be gone in no time in my house.

oneordinaryday said...

Oh, these look mouth wateringly good. How creative of you to use sweet potatoes... almost makes it seem good for you, doesn't it? : )

mycookinghut said...

Sweet patota donuts... yumm.. I love this. Gertrude, you are really my great inspiration in baking!! Bake all these that are so yummy!

Anonymous said...

In Hawaii we have purple sweet potatoe. I will try it with that see it a nice purple color.


ICook4Fun said...

Yati, I hope you and your family like the donuts :)

Karine, you are welcome.

Serene, if you want to omit the yeast you can refer to my Kuih Keria recipe.

Elin, thanks for the award.

Sonia, actually these donuts are fried :)

Rachel, thank you.

Christelle, I guess indulging in it once a while is ok :)

Bethie, me too :)

Lisa, yeap they are really yummy!

Oneordinaryday, yeap it is :)

Leemei, thanks for the kind words. I really appreciates it :)

Linda, you have to be careful using purple sweet potatoes. The last time I used it in my bakes it turn out green. No sure why. Do let me know if it works with purple potatoes :)

Stef said...

Oh wow! I love anything sweet potato. I'm definitely going to have to try these.

Jo said...

I absolutely love this kueh. The local kueh shops will melt the sugar in the pan and then drop the donuts into it. Once it is dried, each kueh will have a hard sugar coating on it. This is the best part too as I will tend to peel off the sugar and eat it first. Delish!

Tonya said...

Those look absolutely delicious! I love sweet potatoes...I love donuts...what a combination!

tracieMoo said...

Hi Gert, I have passed you the 'Kreative Award'. Do check my blog to see what it's all about. Thanks for the great recipes you've shared.

Zurin said...

That's smart! yeasted kuih keria :) u clever girl.

Fitness Foodie said...

I love to try these.

npm said...

a nice idea to combine yeast into kuih keria. looks good!

vanillasugarblog said...

wow! sweet potato is my all time favorite. I can't believe you made these, so perfect. You have me drooling over here.

Dori said...

Wow, this is a neat recipe! I love sweet potatoes, they have such a great flavor! These look perfect!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks really nice, need to print this recipe to keep. Thanks!

Noob Cook said...

sweet potato flavoured donuts! First time I heard of it, really ... and it looks wonderful ^^

ICook4Fun said...

Stef, hope you like the donuts :)

Jo, yes I like our traditional kueh keria too so i thought maybe I should try something different that taste similar to kueh keria :)

Tonya, I too like this combination.

TracieMoo, thank you so much for the award.

Zurin, thank you :)

Parker, hope you like the donuts :)

npm, thank you.

Dawn, thank you.

Meeso, thank you.

LCOM, you are welcome.

Noobcook, thank you.

chakhlere said...

These doughnuts looks perfect!!
Thanks for sharing recipe!!

maybelles mom said...

These are traditional? They look fantastic.

Ashley said...

WOW! Those 3 words sound soooo good together! Sweet Potato Donuts...YUM!

Salt N Turmeric said...

sedap kan? i too prefer this type of donut and made them twice. no wonder i gemuk kan sbb michael tak suka donut msia.

ICook4Fun said...

Chakhlere, thank you.

Maybelles, its tradional from where I came from.

Ashley, thank you.

Farina, Carlos pun sama jugak. He only tried one and he told me this is not donut :( He said the like the American style one with the sweet potato :)

Sunshinemom said...

These look delicious! I will get back after making them:)

Anonymous said...

may i just omit the butter?

Anonymous said...

Love this idea. Going to try for a version with splenda and sub in some Can't believe it is not better. Want to see how that taste. Will sub in splenda for topping too.