Raised doughnuts with a lime-kissed glaze, sprinkled with coconut flakes.
5 tablespoons water
⅓ cup buttermilk, room temperature
1 egg, room temperature
5 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose or einkorn flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2¼ teaspoons yeast
16 ounces organic palm oil or other oil for frying
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons lime juice
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the water, buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and the vanilla. Beat until well mixed.
Add in the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast, and mix with your hands or using a dough hook on the stand mixer until a soft dough forms. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead 10 - 11 times for the dough to come together.
Return the dough in the bowl and cover with a towel or piece of plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm place to rise until the dough is doubled. Cut 20 or so 4-5" squares of parchment paper while you wait.
Once the dough has doubled, remove it from the bowl and roll it to about 1½" thick. Cut 3-4" rings from the dough. Place each ring on a small square of parchment. Place the dough rings on baking sheets and cover loosely. Place doughnuts holes 3-4 on each piece of parchment.
Once all the doughnuts have been cut and covered, let them rise for at least one hour until they have puffed considerably.
In a high-sided, heavy-bottomed pan heat the oil to 350º F. Once the oil is hot, add in the doughnuts, about four at a time. Fry for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown.
Remove the doughnuts to a baking rack to drain and cool slightly.
In a shallow bowl, mix together the powdered sugar and the lime juice, starting with 2 teaspoons until a thick but still fluid consistency is reached. Dip the top of each doughnut into the glaze. Immediately sprinkle with coconut flakes and allow to set.
Recipe by The Motherload at http://momadvice.com/blog/2014/02/coconut-lime-raised-doughnut-recipe