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Chef shares recipe for doughnut holes with Turkish twist
This simply sweet recipe offers an interesting take on a donut hole. But with a salty Turkish twist.
Rebecca Reid
09.02.21

With over 10 million views, this simply sweet recipe offers an interesting take on a donut hole with a salty, Turkish twist.

This recipe uses an empty water bottle to help form the dough balls before frying. It’s a great tip that’s also fun to try.

What are you waiting for? Grab a bowl and try this showstopper recipe.

The recipe uses a yeast batter that starts with 4 cups of all-purpose flour.

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Make a well in the middle of the flour and add 1 tsp of dry yeast.

Use a yeast of your choice.

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Add 1 tsp of salt around the edges of the flour, not too close to the yeast.

Salt will hinder the leavening process.

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Add one glass or 200 ml of warm milk.

Ideally, the liquid temperature should be about 120-130 degrees F.

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Add about 1.5 cups of warm water, 310 ml.

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Add in one egg.

Use a spoon or fork to stir ingredients together then set it aside to mix by hand.

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Mix with your hands for about 5-6 minutes until you have a nice, thick dough.

Scrape all the dough off the sides of the bowl and into the middle. The dough will start to rise.

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Cover with plastic wrap and leave the dough to sit for 1-1.5 hours.

The dough should be completely expanded and touching the plastic wrap. If this is the case, it’s ready to fry.

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“The dough for this recipe is normally squeezed in the palm of the hand then taken with a spoon and fried in oil. Since not everyone can do it, I made it easier by using a water bottle,” he explains.

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Cut the top of the cap off with a knife.

The chef mentions that you can cut the hole larger or smaller depending on your preference.

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Fill the water bottle with the dough using a pastry bag or funnel.

Start to squeeze and cut the dough into the well-heated oil. You may need to dip the scissors into the hot oil so they don’t stick to the dough. Make sure your oil is very hot. If your oil isn’t hot enough, the dough will be greasy.

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Fry the dough and stir constantly until the Turkish treats are golden brown.

Place the cooked dough onto a clean paper towel to cool. Start your next batch once the oil is hot again.

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This delicious, salty treat is perfectly paired with some prunes, apricots, or other fruit.

The sky is the limit with this tasty recipe. It can be a dessert or an appetizer. Whatever you decide, your guests and family will be asking you to make it again very soon.

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Be sure to check out the chef’s Instagram page for more delectable recipes like this one.

From sweet to savory and everything in between, @ebruli_mutfagm11 has something for everyone. Enjoy!

See the full tutorial for these Turkish treats in the video below!

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By Rebecca Reid
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Rebecca Reid is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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