Squishy and fluffy donuts are the best company for your afternoon tea or coffee. And this mashed potato donut recipe will help you make that.
Mashed potato donuts
If you love donuts, you’ll want to try this recipe. It’s easy to follow, and it gives you squishy and fluffy donuts, just like how good donuts should be.
The only warning I should mention is that don’t make them too often as they can ruin your diet program.
And this recipe is meant to make the classic donuts. The one you deep fry.
Therefore, I can not claim that this donut is good for our health if we have it too often. So let’s just be sensible.
But if you want moreish donuts with sweetness according to how you like, I strongly suggest you try this recipe.
Because not only do you know what you put in the food, but you can also control how much sugar you put in.
And this recipe can be a way for using up the mashed potato leftovers too. Or, the potato leftovers that you forget to cook.
Yes, because it uses mashed potato as its secret ingredients.
Variety of toppings
Just like any donuts, feel free to decorate and put any toppings you want on them.
Here, I only glazed the donuts with icing sugar that was melted with milk. But you can put chocolate spread or peanut butter with chocolate sprinkles.
You can also dip them in melted chocolate and then sprinkle them with a chocolate sprinkle or with sugar sprinkles.
Or, you can mix caster sugar with cinnamon powder and coat the donuts with the mix. Granted it will taste divine.
And if you dare, you can try the Indonesian way, which is butter and grated mild cheddar cheese.
Just explore your taste buds and experiment with your creativity.
Apart from mashed potato as the secret ingredient for the donuts, you only need 6 ingredients. So 7 items are what you need.
- Mashed potato.
- Plain flour/ all-purpose flour.
- Instant yeast.
- Icing sugar/ powdered sugar.
For the potato, I recommend you choose creamy potato such as Maris Piper, King Edward, Desiree, or gold Yukon. Basically, the type of potato you get for your mashed potato.
Top tip to make the fluffiest potato donuts
- Leave your mashed potato to completely cool down. If possible, you leave it overnight in the fridge. This way, it will have more starch developed.
- Don’t skip working on the dough. 7 minutes is the least amount of time you should put in kneading the dough.
- Make sure you leave the dough to rest in a warm area. If the weather is cold in your area, you can use the oven trick. Put the oven at the lowest temperature and leave the oven door slightly ajar whilst your dough rests in the oven.
- Roll the dough into ½ -¾ inch thickness. Don’t try to roll it too thin.
- Ensure the oil temperature is hot enough but not too hot. You can test it by frying a pinch of dough. If it fries steadily, it means the oil is just right. If it fries rapidly, then you lower the heat.
- As you fry the donuts, carefully spoon the oil over them using a slotted spoon. This will help cook the dough evenly.
This recipe can be your basic recipe to make all sorts of donuts.
Apart from the classic ring shape, you can also make the ball shape in which you put filling once it cools down.
As an idea, you can make a round shape with ¾ inch thickness. Then insert the custard, chocolate spread, peanut butter or jam/ jelly into the donuts.
More sweet recipes
Thank you for reading up to this point. I hope you are now thinking of trying this donut recipe. Let me know when you do and share your views in the comments below. Also, feel free to share the post and pin it in your Pinterest.
Before you go, don’t forget to check my other sweet recipes that may interest you as well.
- A less-naughty apple and raspberry crumble.
- Apple crumble cake.
- Dairy-free chocolate brownies.
- Carrot cake loaf.
- Sticky toffee pudding traybake.
Thank you and all the best.