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Donut Knots With Maple Dipping Sauce

Julie goes full Canadian with these maple treats.

food

Donut Knots With Maple Dipping Sauce

Julie goes full Canadian with these maple treats.

Ingredients

Donut Knots With Maple Dipping Sauce

  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 3 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 3 1/2 ounces chilled butter, cut into small cubes
  • Oil, for frying

Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Steps

Donut Knots With Maple Dipping Sauce

  1. Combine milk and a pinch of sugar in a bowl. Sprinkle over yeast, and set aside for 5 to 6 minutes or until foamy. Stir in the egg yolks and remaining sugar until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, add flour. Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumb consistency. Pour in the egg mixture and stir until a rough dough forms.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until a smooth dough forms. Place into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
  4. Punch down the dough and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into baseball-sized portions, and then roll out into a snake roughly 1-inch in thickness. Tie into a knot and then place onto a greased tray. Let rise covered with a tea towel for 40 to 50 more minutes, until they are nearly double in size.
  5. Heat oil in a large dutch oven to 315 degrees or use a deep fryer. Cook the doughnuts in batches for 8 minutes, turning once halfway.
  6. Transfer onto a plate lined with paper towel to cool.
  7. Serve donut knots with dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Dipping Sauce

  1. Place the maple syrup in a saucepan and heat until it comes to a boil. Let cook until the mixture reaches 235 degrees (soft ball stage).
  2. Then remove from heat and whisk in the cream. Mix in butter.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.