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Fat Cook (African Doughnut) Recipe

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Tabani Ndhlovu


African Doughnut - Fat cooks - don't be put off by the name. They are not calorie laden)

Fatcook Ingredients:
2 cups (500 ml) flour
2 Tsp (10 ml) baking powder
Or you can replace the flour and baking powder with self-raising flour

1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 Tsp (2 ml) salt
2 eggs
1 cup (250 ml) milk
Enough oil for semi-deep frying (about 2 cm deep)

Sift the flour, baking powder and the salt together. Whisk the egg, milk and sugar. Make a well in the dry ingredients, add milk and egg mixture and mix to very soft dough. Add more milk if necessary.

Heat the oil to between 350F - 375F (180 C and 190C). HOT

Ladle level spoonfuls of batter into the hot oil and bake until brown on both sides, before removing from oil.
Use towel paper to absorb the excess oil.




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