Category: Fun Activities

Doughnut Caterpillar

Makes: 1 Doughnut Caterpillar
Preparation Time: 2 hours
Frying: In oil
360 g Cake flour (3 cups)
5 ml Salt (1 tsp)
60 ml Sugar (4 tbsp)
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
30 g Margarine (2 tbsp)
145 ml Lukewarm water (½ cup + 2 tbsp)
1   Large Egg
    Oil for frying
    Glacé icing:
    Mix 160 g icing sugar and 10 ml cold water (2 tsp) with 5 ml food colourant of your choice
    Sweets to decorate:
    Liquorice strips for legs, chocolate pretzels for feelers, Astros for eyes,
    green coloured coconut for grass.

Step 1
Mix dry ingredients together including Anchor Instant Yeast. Melt margarine in water and add beaten egg. Mix together with dry ingredients to form a soft dough. Knead the dough until surface is smooth, about 5 minutes. Place into a lightly floured plastic bag and leave to rest for 8-10 minutes.

Step 2
Knock dough down. Using ¾ of the dough mixture, make 20-24 pieces and roll into round balls. With remaining dough, make smaller balls for lollies. Place dough balls onto a greased baking tray covered with a sheet of plastic. Allow to rise in warm place until double in size (15-20 minutes).

Step 3
Deep-fry in oil until golden brown, drain on paper towel and cool. Mix glacé icing recipe with different food colourants until smooth. Ice larger doughnuts. Decorate with sweets, liquorice etc., then assemble caterpillar as shown in the picture.

Doughnut Lollies
Roll smaller doughnuts in leftover glacé icing. Place onto skewers and serve as lollies.