Time for dessert! 😀 In Korea, you can get these tasty donuts from a street vendor or a bakery. Do you want them at home? Here is a good recipe for you. These Korean styled twisted donuts are delicious and fun to make. With simple ingredients you usually have at home, you can easily make these for your family, friends, and yourself. 😉 I made this recipe especially for my sweet friend Arleen. I hope that she will like this.
Yield: 2 Dozen Donuts
Short Korean Lesson
- KkwaBaeGi (꽈배기) = Twisted
- TuiGiDa (튀기다) = Fry
- 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Egg
- 4 Tbsp Sugar
- 5 Tbsp Salted Butter
- 1½ Tbsp Yeast
- 1 tsp Salt
- Sugar for Coating
- Oil for Deep Frying
In a large mixing bowl, add 3 cups of all purpose flour, 4 Tbsp of sugar, 5 Tbsp of salted butter, 1½ Tbsp of yeast, and 1 tsp of salt. Mix everything together to make the butter crumble.
Add 1 egg and 1 cup of lukewarm water.
Knead the dough for least 15 minutes until it becomes elastic.
Form the dough in to a ball. Cover it with plastic wrap.
Let it rise for about 1 hour in a slightly warm place until the dough size doubles. If it is at room temperature, it will take more than an hour.
Divide the dough into 16 to 24 pieces. You can start by dividing the dough into 4 pieces, and depending on how big you want your donuts, divide each of those pieces into 4 to 6 smaller pieces. Round each piece to make a ball.
Roll a ball of the dough out to about 12 inches in length. While you are rolling it, twist each end in the opposite direction so that the dough will become twisted when you release the tension.
Let the dough wrap around itself to form the twisted shape.
Set it aside for about 10 minutes to rise again.
Meanwhile, heat the oil on medium-high. When you drop a piece of dough in the oil and it rises in about 2 seconds, the temperature for the oil is right.
Fry the donuts. When one side of a doughnut becomes golden brown, flip it over.
Only flip it over once. If you flip it often, then the doughnut will become too greasy.
After frying the donuts, cool them for about 5 minutes. In a plastic bag, add some sugar and a couple of the cooled donuts. Shake them.
These donuts are best to eat shortly after cooking. If you want to eat some later (like the next day), freeze them in a plastic bag. Heat the frozen donuts in the microwave just before eating. In our microwave, about 7 seconds per doughnut on high power was just right. You will probably have to adjust the time, depending on your microwave. They will taste just as great as freshly made donuts. Try them someday. 😀