8 Easy Steps to Make Donuts for Business — Plain or fancy, donuts are a quick, easy to make some bread. Start-up capital is P1,000 working 2 to 3 hours of your day.
Why this will click
Donuts are so easy to make and sell, says Erlinda Ferrer Soriano, lecturer at ESF Cakes and Bread House. Mothers who usually prepare their kids’ merienda can shoot two birds with one stone by preparing more than their kids’ needs to earn more. Sell to friends and neighbors, tap coffee shops and offer donuts for concession, or accept orders.
Only few utensils and ingredients are needed to make dough and icing. If you don’t have the utensils, you need about P845 to buy the following from the supermarket:
* Bowls and measuring cups
* Rolling pin
* Doughnut cutter
* Weighing scale
* Baking trays
* Plastic pastry bag with tips
* Manual whips
* Stir-fry pan
* Long chopsticks
* Serving trays
* Gas stove
Around P300 is needed for the ingredients. To make dough, you need:
* A kilo of bread flour
* 160 grams of white sugar
* 10 grams of iodized salt
* 20 grams of instant yeast
* 0.5 liter of drinking water
* 50 grams of lard
8 Easy Steps to Make the Donut
1. The first process is preparing the dough. Sift a kilo of bread flour on a clean tabletop. Create a valley in the center and pour in the water in which you dissolve white sugar, iodized salt, and instant yeast. Then carefully mix in the flour by scrapping the inner part until everything is mixed.
2. Start kneading the dough by folding it toward you, then pushing it down and away from you with the heel of your hand. You may also use a mixer if you have one.
3. Add the lard while continuously kneading the dough until its surface becomes smooth and no longer sticky. Set aside and cover the dough with a bowl for 30 minutes to prevent it from having a dry or scaly surface.
4. While waiting, make the sugar icing by mixing powdered sugar, and 1/2 cup of water. Beat the mixture using manual whips until its consistency is similar to a condensed milk. Set aside and go back to your dough.
5. Also, prepare the powder coating by mixing powdered sugar and powdered milk until the consistency is even.
6. After 30 minutes, get dough and sprinkle flour on top of it. Then flatten it using a rolling pin until it is half an inch thick. Cut pieces using a doughnut cutter. Before putting aside, prick the doughnuts with a barbecue stick or a fork to avoid surface swelling during frying. Place the doughnut cuts in the baking tray and allow it to expand for 30 minutes or until it attains the desired size and volume, but not more than an hour.
7. Pour cooking oil into pan. When oil is hot enough, fry donuts until golden brown, but remember to keep distance between pieces. Use chopsticks to flip them over to cook the other side and to get them out of the pan. Use chopsticks to pick up the fried donuts to keep from distorting their shape. Drip oil from the donuts before placing them on a serving tray.
8. For simple donuts, just dip in powder coating. For white frost donuts, dip one side in sugar icing prepared earlier. For fancier donuts, add marshmallow or candy sprinkles on top. Serve or pack in boxes to sell.
* Do clock the rising time, for overrisen dough will collapse or deflate.
* Don’t hold the cut donuts firmly to fry or they will collapse or deflate.
* Do cut cost. Use an improvised donuts cutter made from an empty tin can of milk and a cap of plastic bottle for the hole. You may also use barbecue sticks instead of chopsticks in cooking donuts.
How Much Will You Make
To get the retail price, add the costs of the ingredients, then another P15 for the packaging and for additional toppings or flavors. Multiply the sum by two to get a 100 percent markup, and then divide by the number of yield to get the price for each piece. Plain doughnuts usually go for P2.25 and P1.50, those with icing for P7 and P3.
Source: Entrepreneur 45 Home-Base Business Ideas Book