It was in the middle of a long holiday. My children seemed to start getting bored. All toys were played, all books were read. What else? They asked. How about cooking something? I suggested. A cake, bread, cookies, donuts, or something traditional? I gave them options. Donuts! They shouted together. OK then, pumpkin donuts it was...
5 tbs warm water
1/2 sachet instant yeast
1 egg yolk
150 gr pumpkin, steamed and mashed
2 tbs sugar
50 ml oil
200 gr bread flour
100 all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Leave for 10 minutes.
Place the yeast mixture, yolk, mashed pumpkin, sugar, oil and flour into the bread bucket of breadmachine. Select the dough menu and press start. After the ingredients come together add the salt. Wait until the machine beeps.
Remove the dough to a floured table top. Punch the dough. Roll it out. Use a donut cutter to cut it out into a ring shape. Place them on a floured baking tin. Cover and let them rise until they are doubled in size.
Fry on medium heat until golden brown.