Soft donut: let's learn how to prepare it – Italian Cuisine


It is one of the classic pies for morning's inception, but stuffed it becomes a sophisticated dessert, perfect for a fine meal

The soft donut it is one of the easiest and quickest cakes to prepare, perfect to taste like this, with only a sprinkling of icing sugar, or stuffed with jams, berries, creams or, again, covered with icings, for a more delicious result. scenic. Served smooth, it is the classic dessert suitable all'inzuppo, for morning breakfast or snack. Stuffed or garnished with creams or fruits, it can become a more intriguing proposal for the end of a meal.

A recipe, a thousand variations

The ciambellone is actually the classic cake that can be prepared in many ways, each time obtaining a completely different dessert, both in texture and in fillings. With the same softness, though. You can use refined flours or a mixture enriched with whole grain products; you can add a small amount of cocoa and get a colored dough; or mix cereals like oats or dried fruit to have a crunchy effect. Let yourself be guided by your intuition, but remember to keep the proportions among the ingredients, to not lose the typical softness of this cake.

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A lactose free version

For who is it lactose intolerant, there is a lactose free version of soft donut, which is prepared using lactose-free milk or water, in the same quantities, and sunflower oil instead of butter. In this case, based on the recipe given here, you will have to enter 128 g.

The classic recipe of soft donut

Ingredients

300 g flour – 150 g sugar – 1 sachet of yeast – 3 eggs – 160 g butter – 120 ml milk – 1 vanilla pod – the rind of an untreated lemon.

Method

First put the butter (which you have kept at room temperature) in a bowl and start working with the whisk until it becomes frothy. Add the eggs, one after the other, continuing to mix with a wooden spoon, until they are all perfectly incorporated. At this point add the vanilla pods and the rind of a lemon and then the flour previously sifted with baking powder. Pour the milk at this point, continuing to stir, to prevent lumps from forming. Once the mixture is homogeneous, pour it into a buttered donut and sprinkled with flour. With a spatula, level the mixture and then bake at 180 degrees for about 30 minutes. Before removing the cake, try the toothpick: insert it into the dough and it will come out dry, meaning that the cake is cooked to the right point.

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