Doughnuts with Preserved Rose Petals
This is the traditional Ukrainian doughnut with rose sugar paste. It is usually eaten on Christmas holidays, but over time it began to be cooked daily.
Pair it with coffee, tea, or even a cocktail.
This dish can be found at Christmas markets. In my family, these were cooked only sometimes, but when I began to cook food, it became part of the menu of my institution.
Add 250 ml of milk and 100 g of sugar to a bowl
Whisk well to dissolve the sugar
Add 50 g of fresh yeast and whisk to incorporate
Add 4 egg yolks and 1 whole egg
Add 100 g of melted butter and whisk to incorporate
Add 25 ml of brandy and whisk to incorporate
Add a mix of 5 g of salt and 100 g of all-purpose flour. Whisk until all the flour is dissolved
Add 400 g of all-purpose flour, 200 g at a time. Combine until a smooth and slightly sticky dough is formed
Cover with cling film and proof for 1h until it doubles in size
Remove the petals from 200 g of mixed roses
Grind the petals with 200 g of sugar, little by little, in a mortar and pestle, until a paste is formed
Transfer the paste to a clean container. The preserved rose petals are ready
Fill a saucepan 2/3 of the way with vegetable oil and heat to 160 °C over medium heat. Make 3 cm balls with the dough
Fry the dough balls for 3-4m until deep golden brown. Rotate the dough from time to time so they brown evenly. Drain them on paper towels
Serve them with a portion of the Preserved Rose Petals to taste. The doughnuts with preserved rose petals is ready
Enjoy them as a dessert or snack with a cup of coffee!
Yield 40 pieces
All-Purpose Flour500 g
Fresh Yeast50 g
Melted Butter100 g
Vegetable Oilto deep fry
Mortar and Pestle