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air fryer cinnamon sugar doughnuts

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Prep

rise (2h, 45m)+10 mins

Bake

4 mins

Serves

8

Difficulty

Hard
air fryer cinnamon sugar doughnuts

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You will never believe these delicious doughnuts were made in an air fryer! They are just as delicious as their deep-fried cousins, with crisp exterior and super soft, fluffy and pillowy texture inside. Covered in cinnamon sugar for an extra crunch and flavour, they are impossible to say no to!

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Pure Cane Caster Sugar

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HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

Step 1

Place the flour, sugar, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl of a standing mixer and stir to combine. Add an egg, milk, 40 g of melted and cooled butter and the yeast. With the mixer running on low, bring the ingredients together, until they start to form a dough. Increase the speed to medium, and mix until the dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl, about 3-5 minutes. You can also knead the dough by hand, but it will take longer. If kneading by hand, transfer the dough into a clean work surface and knead for about 10- 15 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.

Step 2

Transfer the dough into a large, lightly greased bowl. Cover and let it rest until it has doubled in size, about 2 hours

Step 3

Dust the work surface with flour, then transfer the dough onto it. Using the rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1 inch thickness. Make sure not to roll the dough too thin, as it will make the doughnuts flat. Using the doughnut cutter or pastry cutting rings (medium and small one), cut the doughnuts out from the dough. Re-roll any leftover dough and repeat until you have used all the dough. Transfer the doughnuts into a large baking sheet lined with some parchment paper, brush with the additional 40 g of melted butter, and leave them to rest for 45 minutes.

Step 4

When ready, preheat an air fryer to 180°C. Lightly grease the basket/ heated plate and gently place the doughnuts inside (fry 2-4 doughnuts at a time, depending on the size of your basket). Fry for 4 minutes, or until golden, then remove from an air fryer.

Step 5

Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Brush the still warm doughnuts with any remaining melted butter, then toss them in cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!

Ingredients – 8 items

Serving

1

For the dough:

Flour

strong white bread flour

Or plain flour

280 g
Pure Cane Caster Sugar

Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Pure Cane Caster Sugar

40 g
Salt-table

Salt

1/2 tsp
Nutmeg

Ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp
Eggs

Large eggs

1
Milk

Whole milk

120 ml

Fast-action dried yeast

7 g
Butter

Butter, melted

Plus additional 40 g (melted) for brushing the doughnuts

40 g

For the cinnamon sugar:

Pure Cane Caster Sugar

Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Pure Cane Caster Sugar

200 g
Cinnamon

Ground Cinnamon

30 g

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