Keen home cook, Andrew Price, shared his recipe for indulgent Kinder doughnuts on Facebook. Making them from scratch kept costs down and flavour up
A dad-of-six who runs his own Facebook recipe page has shared his decadent recipe for Kinder Bueno doughnuts.
The tasty treats are easy to make, and they’re cheap as chips to boot.
Andrew Price, 37, posted his yummy recipe to the Facebook group “ Andrew Price’s Simple Meals ” where he shares his family-friendly recipes.
The keen home cook, who works as a lorry driver, often shares his latest dishes on the page “ Rate My Plate Eire ” too, to give other Irish families some delicious inspiration.
Posting in his cooking group, he captioned the snaps: “Homemade Kinder doughnuts.
“I do every thing by hand in my home, no machines, mixers or that, but wishing you all a super weekend from my home kitchen.”
The golden doughnuts were topped with melted chocolate, pieces of Kinder Bueno bars and Kinder Hippos.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Andrew said: “I started my cooking page as a way of helping others and inspiring people to cook nice and different meals at home with everything going on in the world right now.
“I decided to make my Kinder doughnuts as it was the Easter period and with people not been able to visit loved ones I used it as my way to make my kids happy.”
To make the doughnuts, follow the recipe below:
24 hour prove doughnut mix
- 150g water
- 500g strong plain flour
- 60g golden caster sugar
- 15g slow acting yeast
- Four eggs
- Zest of half a lemon
- two tsp fine salt
- 125g softened unsalted butter
- Mix all ingredients together, except the butter, for about 8 mins
- Then mix in the butter until it all comes together
- Cover with plastic wrap and allow to prove overnight in the fridge.
- Then, knead for seven to eight minutes
- Cut into doughnut sized pieces and use a small cutter, or apple corer, to create a hole
- Cover once again and allow to chill for 30 minutes to an hour
- Fry in your own choice of oil until golden
- Top with whatever you prefer
If you like, you can fry the little centre cut outs to make doughnut holes.
You don’t have to make a traditional doughnut shape either.
If you prefer, leave out the centre hole and enjoy pillowy doughnuts which you can fill with a baking syringe.
Andrew told The Daily Star Lifestyle team his top tips for first-timers.
He said: “Just go for it.
“The first time may not be perfect, but it’s all about persistence and having fun – never stress about it as it’s a way to relax and be free.”
If you want to top your doughnuts with chocolate, like Andrew, then melt a bar of chocolate and 30g of butter in a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
Add in two teaspoons of water.
Mix them together until smooth and dip your doughnuts in.
While the topping is still hot, stick your Kinder Bueno pieces on top.
ndrew was happy too, he said: “Me, my partner and kids truly loved them.
“We sat out with them in the front garden in the sunshine and I made plenty so others could try for themselves.”
Plus, he claims making doughnuts yourselves can save you a pretty penny.
Andrew noted: “Approximately they cost no more then €5 (£4.30) to make.
“Most of the ingredients I had in my cupboard, and I used the kid’s Easter eggs for the chocolate topping and the little treats inside to decorate.”
Considering a premium chain topped doughnut can cost £9.45 for six – that’s a great saving.
In our sixth week of lockdown, it’s a great time to try new things.
So why not entertain your kids, and fill hungry tummies, with this delicious recipe at the weekend?