Faker To Baker Doughnuts
Place flour, sugar, salt, yeast and butter into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Using your fingertips, rub the butter roughly into the flour- it should be in small chunks but doesn’t have to be like breadcrumbs. Add the eggs and water. Mix to make a rough dough. Either knead with a dough hook in the stand mixer for 10 mins, or knead on a lightly floured surface for 15-20 mins by hand, until elastic, smooth and shiny dough. Shape it into a ball, place back in the bowl, cover with cling film and allow to rise in a warm area for 1 hour, until doubled in size.
Once risen, knead for 2-3 minutes. Divide into pieces of 45-50g each (you should get around 20), shape them into balls. Space these out over two baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper. Lightly oil a sheet of cling film and gently cover the dough balls. Leave the cling film loose – the dough needs room to expand. Let the dough prove (rise again) for 1-2 hours until slightly swelled.