In the stand mixer add all your ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs, butter, and of course yeast. Switch on to medium and let it mix for around 5 minutes you are going to get a supple, soft dough.
Transfer the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let it rest for about 30-40 minutes or until it doubles in size.
Once risen, lightly flour your kitchen counter and using a rolling pin, stretch out the dough to 1,5-2 cm thickness.
For cutting out the doughnuts you can use 2 nesting rings or simply a mug and a smaller bottle cup for the middle ring.
Remove the excess dough, rework into a ball and roll out again.
Heat up the oil in a heavy based pot- it should be 160 C for frying the doughnuts. if you don’t have a thermometer put a wooden chop stick/skewer in, check if bubbles gather around it, you are ready to fry.
Add in the doughnut gradually and let them in for 1 minute each side. Rest in a kitchen towel to absorb any excess oil.
To serve dip in sugar! It washes down very nicely with a bottle of chocolate milk.