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Mini Nutella Stuffed Doughnuts


Makes 25

Hands-on time: 25 minutes

Hands-off time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS


2 cups self-raising flour

1 cup double cream plain yoghurt

½ tsp salt (optional)

Oil, for shallow frying

½ cup castor sugar

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 cup (250g) Nutella Ferrero Chocolate Spread

Serving suggestion:

Rooibos tea with lemon

METHOD


1. Sieve the flour and gently fold in the yoghurt and salt with a spatula until the mixture forms a dough.


2. Tip the dough onto a floured surface and knead by hand for 5-8 minutes. If too sticky, add more flour, a little at a time, while kneading.*Chef’s Tip: If you have a stand mixer with a dough attachment, simply knead the dough with it for 3 minutes!


3. Divide the dough into 25 R5 coin-sized balls and roll each between the palms of your hands until smooth and rounded. Line them up on a floured surface.


4. In a medium-sized pot, heat 4cm of oil until a wooden spoon inserted in the oil has tiny bubbles forming around it.


5. Gently lay the balls of dough into the oil, a few at a time ensuring not to overcrowd the pot. Cook them until golden brown, about 5 minutes on either side. Once crispy, drain the excess oil from the doughnuts on a plate lined with paper towel. *Chef’s Tip: Alternatively bake the doughnuts in the oven at 180°C for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


6. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the castor sugar and ground cinnamon.


7. Roll the doughnuts through the cinnamon-sugar mixture while they are still hot.


8. Fill a reusable plastic bag with the Nutella Ferrero Chocolate Spread and push it down towards one corner of the bag. Snip a 1-2cm hole in the corner of the bag to create an opening. *Chef’s Tip: A piping bag can be used instead!


9. Stuff each doughnut with about 2 teaspoons of Nutella Ferrero Chocolate Spread, filling until the doughnuts feel heavy. *Chef’s tip: Use a skewer to help create a hole before piping.


10. Serve the doughnut bombs piled on a platter alongside a cup of lemony rooibos tea and ENJOY!



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