As the world collectively rediscovers the joy hidden at the back of the kitchen cupboard, we’ve grown hungry for ever more nifty hints and hacks. One of the ironies of the coronavirus crisis is that the more time we have in our kitchens, the more we seem determined to cut corners. Thanks to the internet, finding these tricks is easier than ever.
The latest in a long line of popular time-saving tips, one technique for incredibly simple doughnuts has spread like wildfire, proving that people are more eager than ever for easy treats. The dish, which takes less than 10 minutes and includes only two basic ingredients, has been shared widely across Twitter and Facebook and has is a feather in the cap for anyone who hates watching dough prove.
According to one popular version of the recipe, as shared on video streaming platform YouTube, cooks only need a mix of self-raising flour and yoghurt to get started. As the description to the video states, the dough requires "140g Self Rising Flour ( 1 cup )" and "190g Any Plain Yogurt ( 6.5 ounces + 1/2 tbsp )". Helpfully included is also a list of substitutes, such as:
**Yogurt can be substituted for milk BUT add only 112 grams of Milk ( 1/2 cup )
**Self rising flour can be made TWO ways:
- 140 grams of plain flour + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder ( 1 cup + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder)
- 140 grams of plain flour + 1/2 tsp baking soda ( 1 cup + 1/2 tsp baking soda)
As unusual and suspiciously simple as this technique may sound, yoghurt and self-raising flour is actually a popular alternative in several different bakes. For instance, if you're short of time, the recipe can just as easily be used as an alternative pizza dough, with the added benefit of being ready in a fraction of the time.
Check out our four different pizza recipes, made with two-ingredient dough!
Many YouTube viewers expressed their eagerness to try the technique themselves, with one writing, “Watching this made me smile cause you can hear how happy she is about these donuts”, and another adding, somewhat surprised, “These. Actually. Work.” It might sound straightforward, but as any good cook will tell you, sometimes less is more.