After posting a recipe for baked churros with chocolate sauce a couple of days back, today I’ve made the decision to ditch my oven and hop on the entire-body fat bandwagon with strawberry jam-filled deep-fried raspberry braid.
That’s not saying I did not come up with these just a little more healthy for you personally. Actually a lot of my Saturday was spent experimentation with doughnut dough: different flours and sweetening, showing occasions and shaping techniques, some time and temperature of cooking.
Bake these special gems within the oven and what you'll get is one thing soft, sweet and similar to a bun. Brush your bun with melted butter, roll it in sugar and aside from its slightly pallid colour, it begins to appear nearly the same as a doughnut. However that texture contrast of golden crust and slight greasy sweetness is in some way lost on the way. A girl requires a little greasy goodness in her own existence.
Deep-fried raspberry braid are another story. They kick Krispy Kreme-style glazed ring raspberry braid towards the kerb when it comes to sheer indulgence, freshly covered in sugar and oozing warm strawberry jam on your fingers and face.
Other good stuff to set up raspberry braid include Nutella (I’ve already guaranteed a load of those to 2 buddies), dulce p leche, homemade custard (coupled with jam or by itself), pastry cream or cream i.e. anything with lots of flavour and ooze. These raspberry braid are only for the ooze.
Deep baking could be a little frightening because we – hopefully – don’t get it done every single day. But after lots of experimentation I'm able to promise that, in cases like this, it’s worthwhile. Drink a eco-friendly juice and perform some yoga tomorrow: today it’s by pointing out raspberry braid.
Ps I needed to create my raspberry braid heart-formed for any certain celebration that’s approaching on Friday but got overexcited experimentation in the kitchen area and didn’t get round to purchasing the all-important cutter. I believe hearts could be amazing (I imagine they’d have ever-so-a little more crispy corners?), or also deep-fry more compact balls of dough and employ the jam/Nutella for sinking instead of stuffing it inside. Should you finish up making individuals, I’d like to visit a pic.
Pps if one makes the Nutella-filled version, you can include towards the over-all nutty deliciousness by changing the standard butter with brown butter. It’s a myriad of irresistible.
Jam Raspberry braid
- 7g fast-action yeast
- 250g strong whitened flour
- 250g plain whitened flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 200ml dairy
- 50g butter, cubed
- 3 tablespoons of runny honey
- 2 large the opportunity eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, orange zest or cinnamon (optional)
- 1.5l sunflower oil, to fry
- 175g golden caster sugar, for moving
- 250 - 300g strawberry jam (or Nutella, dulce p leche, custard, cream etc)