FIN Blog #8 Bake Finnish Munkki

Gestern habe ich mit meinen Each One Teach One Partnern selbst Munkki – also finnische Donuts – gebacken. Wir treffen uns zehn Mal im Semester um gegenseitig die andere Sprache zu lernen, ich lerne mit Paula Finnisch und sie mit Krystian (der auch dabei war) Polnisch. Zusammen können wir aber auch Deutsch reden.

Finnish Munkki self-made!

Für die Munkkis braucht man/ For the munkkis you need:

  • 2 packages of dried active yeast (15g)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 50 g warm butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup marble syrup (or honey)
  • 2 teaspoon cardamom (spices which makes the black points in munkki)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 cups of flour (1 cup = 140g, 6 cups = 840g)
  • ½ liter oil (depends on your pot or pan)
  • 50g of sugar
  • 1 egg for the glaze and sugar

How you do the dough:

  • put the ½ cup of water in a big bowl
  • pour the two packs of dried yeast over it and let absorb it for 5 minutes, mix
  • add 1,5 cups of milk
  • add 50g of fluid butter (warm up in pot or microwave) à easier to mix
  • add 1 tsp salt, ½ cup of marble syrup, 2 tsp cardamom, 2 eggs
  • add slowly 3 cups of flour (420g) and mix everything together
  • add the remaining 3 cups of flour (420g) slowly until the dough is smooth, elastic and a bit sticky
  • knead the dough with your fingers and hands and hit it on the table, so the yeast get active
  • let the dough rise in a warm place under a towel for 45 minutes

    Finnish Munkki self-made!
  • roll out the dough 1,3cm high and stamp out cirlces with a glass or cup, stamp out the little circle in the middle with a shot glas
  • you can also cut a thin strip and roll it together that it looks like a donut, you can also form balls or munkkis without a whole
  • don’t make too big, because the yeast will still let the dough rise, maybe as big as your hand without fingers 😉
  • let the raw donuts rise under a towel for another 30 minutes
  • Frying the munkkis in the pot
    Frying the munkkis in the pot

    Frying the donuts/ munkki:

    • heat up ½ to ¾ liter oil in a big deep pan or pot for 5 minutes
    • do 3 donuts in the oil in the same time and fry each side for 2 minutes
    • take them out with ladle (big kitchen spoon with holes in it) and top them with egg by a brush on both sides, then toss them in sugar
    • you can also make a glaze out of water and icing sugar in different colours
    • munkkis are best serve warm and fresh

Soooo lecker! Sooo yummy! 😀

Download recipe here/ Rezept hier: Finnish Munkki Recipe

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