There is nothing like a fresh warm doughnut covered in crumbly sugar to make the heart leap for joy. I know it's the one thing my kids really look forward to on our family trips to Brighton. You would think that they are super simple to make but they can be pretty tricky.
You are aiming for a light airy cake like texture inside and a lovely golden brown fry on the outside. This can go wrong very easily so ensure that the temperature of your oil is right. There is nothing more heartbreaking then a doughnut that looks perfect on the outside but when you bite into it, it's doughy and raw inside!
There are many different ways to make them and you can can get super creative too. You can have them as balls, mini balls, as rings, you can fill them, you can coat them in icing, you can flavour the dough - you name it you can do it.
To get you started on your doughnut journey - here is a simple doughnut recipe with a few ideas for different spiced fillings you can try. Let me know how they turn out!