Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Let's Make Krapfen ...

July 4, 2016
Ella wanted to learn and help me with making ...
Bauernkrapfen
(Austrian Farmer's Doughnut) ...
These are one of Oma's favourite treats ...
we were introduced to them when we were in Austria ...
and Oh My Goodness ... they are a favourite of mine now ...
So this day we are learning together ...
as this is my first attempt of making Krapfen ...
Here goes ...
first we need to heat up some milk to melt the butter ...
Then Ella stirred in the sugar ... yeast ... eggs and flour ...
we then kneaded it and shaped it into a ball ...
placed it in a bowl ... covered it to let it rise ...
We ventured out into the garden ... the kids picking raspberries ...
peas and strawberries ...
James just had to taste one of the beans ...
I picked a Kohlrabi ... swiss chard and a Walla Walla onion ...
Ella helped eat the strawberries ...
checked out the cauliflower and broccoli ...
Then going for a quick quad ride ... and playing with Uncle Ian's duck marionette ...
James and Ella decided to go for a quick dip ...
waiting for the dough to finish rising ...
Little did they know that we were going to have a downpour of rain ...
The kids came in the house ...
ready for the next step in the process of making Krapfen ...
First punching down the dough ...
shaping it into a log ...
then cutting it into equal sized portions ...
James & Ella learning how to shape them into balls ...
setting them on the floured breadboard ...
leaving them to rise a bit ...
The two of them did a great job ...
James bailed on Ella and I ...
not sure what he was up to ...
The dough was then flattened ... it took me a bit of trial and error to getting the right shape ...
I decided to use the back of a label to help me shape and stretch the dough ...
Ella helped shape the rest as I was going to start frying them ...
In a pan with peanut oil in it ...
was then placed on the stove and heated up ...
the secret is to place the disc into the oil ...
and ladle hot oil over it to make the centre puff up ... until the underside is golden ...
then flip it over and continue to ladle hot oil into the centre ...
Once the Krapfen was golden underneath ...
it was time to remove it from the pan ...
drain on a rack ...
Then as you can see ... sprinkle some icing sugar on them and enjoy ...
James and Ella thought that Raspberry Jam would be a good idea ...
to put in the middle ... then sprinkle the powered sugar on ...
It tasted like a jelly doughnut then ... MMMMMMM
They loved them ... and thought I should make more ...
PS ... there were a few misfits until I mastered the technique ... !!!
 

 

 

1 comment:

  1. Happy day for them and. ME ! Good job Christa .

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