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How to achieve the perfect white line on a doughnut

Doughnut is probably one of most consumed snack in Nigeria, its among the foods competiting with Akara popularly know as beans cake for the number one spot. The two are made with almost the same procedure but doughnut is made from all purpose flour and other ingredients, while Akara is made from beans flour.

To get that white beautiful line in it is as easy as making a simple dough and allowing it to increase in size before frying.

Here are the list of ingredients you will need for your doughnut recipe:

Yeast.....1 tablespoon
Salt........1 teaspoon
Flavor you can use any this vanilla/milk flavor/nutmeg
Water.....  1 cup to make the dough soft

Procedure on how to make a dough.
 you will need to do all of this below:

1.Sieve the flour and nutmeg into a large bowl and set aside.
2. In a small bowl pour in one cup of water then your measured sugar and yeast and stir the liquid until the yeast dissolves.

3. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the liquid, butter and egg.

4. Mix everything together to have a smooth dough.

5. Cover the dough and keep in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until it doubles in size.

6. Then knock down on a  floured surface and knead until soft and smooth.

7. Use a sharp knife to cut out and weigh the dough on a scale 
75grams. Note that weighing the dough depends on the size you want your doughnut, till you finish the dough.

8.Then roll into circle to make a round ball and place on a floured tray till you arre through with the dough.

9. Leave it to rest for another 30 minutes in a warm place.

10.Then deep fry until become golden brown then flip it to the other white side and fry. That's how to achieve the white line.

Written by: Ogar Shile Matilda Ngukuran.