Ohh nut, doughnut donut

Out of blue I decided to make doughtnuts today. Maybe the summer vacation or the need to use the icing sugar and butter cream left over from son’s birthday party.
Talking about donuts(I prefer to spell them this way), I have not seen much frenzy around them in this part of the world. In some parts they appear on the weekly menu for most either as breakfasts or snacks or dessert. This is also the case for a lot of European countries.
Honestly I never made donuts before but I was very confident of hitting the right note in the first attempt.  I started with the regular pattern I approach before cooking a new dish- call mom check if she has ever done this before, else go to the internet jot down a couple of recipes and in the last look up the cook books that I have stacked up. I compare the ingredients of 3-4 recipes and make the final list on my own.
I usually apply basic judgement and effectively avoid buying new ingredients. Remember it started off with the idea of using up the left over so I cannot be buying new ingredients.
So the final recipe that I made up omitted the use of yeast as I am a bit wary of it.  

The quantity mentioned below makes around 20 small donuts.

Ingredients
2 and ½ cups of Refined Flour
2 tspn baking powder
A pinch of baking soda
A pinch of salt
½ cup sugar (regular)
¾  cup warm milk
1 egg
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 medium size boiled potato (or 2 tbsp corn flour for starchiness)
Toppings
Vanilla Glaze
Chocolate Glaze
Jam filling
Method
1)      Beat the milk, egg and sugar until sugar dissolves.
2)      Sieve the flour, baking powder, soda, salt.
3)      Add the mashed boiled potato to the flour mixture and then add the milk mixture to it.
4)      Add oil and knead the dough to form soft dough. Rest it in the refrigerator for 15 min.
5)      Now roll out the dough in ¼ inch thickness. Fold it from the centre so that you have a double layer. Now use the mould to cut the donuts.
6)      If you do not have a donut mould, use 2 round cutters one large and one small. Cut out the shape of donut. Do not re-use or discard the centre piece of dough.
7)      Heat oil in a deep pan until hot and then let the temperature drop to medium.
8)      Drop the donuts in medium hot oil and let them cook until they turn golden.
9)      Let them cool and then top with icing of your choice.

Vanilla Glaze
1 cup icing sugar
½ cup melted butter
2 tspn warm milk
Method
1)      Whisk all the ingredients together.

Chocolate Glaze
1 cup icing sugar
½ cup melted butter
2 tspn melted chocolate (Melt a dairy milk if you like for 20 sec in microwave)

Method
1)      Whisk all the ingredients together.

Jam Filling
1 tspn melted butter
2 tbsp Fruit Jam of your choice
Method
1)      On a medium flame, heat a pan and add butter and jam and let it simmer for a minute.
2)      Cut the donut from centre and spread the filling






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