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Donal's 10-minute donuts with spiced caramel

Donal’s in the kitchen with a no-fuss sweet treat.

His buttermilk vanilla donuts can be made in 10 minutes, and you can even swap the homemade caramel with a jar of Dulce de Leche for speedier results!

10-minute donuts and caramel sauce

Serves 4

Ingredients

Dipping sauce

125ml double cream 

1 star anise

1 cinnamon stick

200g caster sugar

90g unsalted butter

Donuts

2 large free range eggs

250ml buttermilk 

2 tsp vanilla bean paste

30g unsalted butter, melted

300g plain flour 

½ tsp baking powder

3 tbsp caster sugar plus extra to dust 

600ml vegetable oil to fry


Method

1. Make the sauce first by warming the cream in a pan on a low heat with the spices and set aside to infuse for at least 15 minutes.

2. Put the sugar in a pan and gently melt over a low heat then increase and bubble until you have a deep brown caramel.

3. Add the butter and stir as it splutters, then sieve in the cream and spice mix and stir till you have a smooth rich caramel. Pour into a bowl.

4. For the donuts, mix together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and melted butter in a mixing jug. 

5. Stir the flour, baking powder and sugar together in a separate bowl then add the wet ingredients and mix till you have a thick paste.

6. Heat the oil in a deep pan until it reaches 180°C/360°F. With two oiled spoons, shape the mix into round balls (you should make around 24) and drop into the oil, frying in batches for 3-4 minutes until golden and puffed. 

7. Drain on kitchen paper and toss in caster sugar whilst still warm. Serve with the spiced caramel sauce to dunk them in and enjoy!

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