Crust pastry is one of the most common ingredients in desserts and it’s easy to get hold of.
The dough can be used as a base for many recipes and it can also be used to create the perfect cupcake, cake or cookie crust.
The recipe below uses one of my favourite types of crust: a doughnut crust.
A doughnut is the perfect pastry to start your day with.
It’s a rich and rich pastry with a very crunchy crust and an elastic and light texture that is perfect for a slice of fruit cake.
Here’s a basic doughnut recipe: 1.2 tablespoons of flour 1.4 teaspoons of baking powder 1.3 tablespoons of baking soda 1.25 tablespoons of salt 1 tablespoon of baking oil (I use coconut oil here) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F).
In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and oil.
Add the flour mixture to the bowl and mix until well combined.
Add in the oil and mix on medium speed for 5-7 minutes until combined.
Form the dough into a ball, about 12cm (5 inches) in diameter.
Brush the dough with melted butter and place in a lined baking tray.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Cool completely before slicing into individual pieces.
The Doughnut Crust Recipe: To make the crust, mix the flour and baking powder together.
You’ll need to be very careful with the flour.
If you don’t, it will be too soft.
The texture should be a very sticky dough and the dough should stick together when you bite into it.
If it doesn’t stick it will get a bit sticky and not crunchy.
The crumb will also stick together a bit when you crunch it.
You can use the same dough for this recipe but you will need to add the butter as well.
Using a fork, gently form the dough in the bowl.
Roll it out into a round shape.
Cut into 1-inch (2cm) squares.
Slice each square into 2-inch squares.
Put the butter and crumbs in the bottom of the baking tray and spread the butter mixture evenly over the squares.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into individual strips.
The Crust is ready to use!
Bake in the same oven for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
The Best Vegan Doughnut Recipes (Vegan Friendly) This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
This recipe is also gluten- free but it’s more filling than sweet.
If that’s not your cup of tea, try this Vegan Chocolate Cake: 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1/4 cup cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (optional) Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees C / 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, cocoa powder, cocoa and vanilla.
Add to the sugar mixture and whisk until combined, then add in the cocoa powder.
Whisk until the mixture is fully combined.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the crust is slightly golden and golden brown.
Serve warm or chilled with a drizzle of icing sugar.
If you don´t have any dairy or egg alternatives, substitute a vanilla extract with cocoa powder for the cocoa.
To prepare this Vegan Chia Pudding recipe, add a generous spoonful of chia seeds to the chilled coconut milk.
Mix the chia to coat the mixture.
Place the chilled chia mixture into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Add a few more tbsp of water if necessary to blend until you reach a smooth consistency.
Transfer to a small bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
I’ve also adapted a recipe for a chocolate-covered chocolate cake from Vegan Mom.
This is a super quick and easy recipe that tastes great straight out of the fridge.
What about you?
If you’re new to making your own doughnuts, try making a doughnuts for a birthday, holiday or to share with friends and family.
This is what I usually make when I’m at home.