I know that I posted before about equipment but as we were making donuts the other morning I thought I'd share what we are working towards and why.
Mixers: This is a 20 quart mixer. I think I'd like a 30 quart but I haven't made a final decision.
My mixer is 5 quarts. I can make 2 1/2 pounds of dough with it. I have to make my dough in two batches to get enough to make 4 dozen donuts. If I do the math, with a 20 quart mixer I could make 10 pounds of dough or enough to make 8 dozen donuts. The 30 quart would get me 15 pounds of dough or 10 dozen donuts. Now I know I need the 30 quart for sure.
Fryer: This fryer can fry 2 dozen donuts at a time. My fryers, plural because I now have two to help with my frying time, can fry 6 donuts at a time.
The last time Bob and I made donuts it took us 3 hours. Start to finish. 4 dozen donuts. Obviously with the right equipment we could make many more donuts in 3 hours, but right now I don't know what I would do with them. Here are some pictures.
amy & samson
10 months ago