Greggs fan works out Yum Yum recipe
Greggs has been withholding this one, but one determined fan has replicated its Yum Yums
Greggs has been releasing a recipe each week for its delicious baked goods – and they've called the series Greggs It Yourself (or GIY). So far, they've shown us how to do a number of savoury faves, but what about those of us with a sweet tooth?
Well, as everyone's favourite non-violent political ethicist, Mahatma Gandhi said, "we need not wait to see what others do". Clearly, TikTok user @caughtsnackin has been reading up on his anti-colonial nationalist literature, because he's decided to be the change he wants to see in the world and come up with his own recipe.
@caughtsnackin has released a video of his recipe for Greggs' much-loved Yum Yums on TikTok, a sharing platform for videos of 15 seconds in length. Yum Yums are essentially donuts shaped into a twist, and glazed with icing.
According to the video, the recipe requires 150g strong white flour, 25g melted butter, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tbsp caster sugar, 7g instant yeast and 70ml warm water for the dough, and 1/2 cup of icing sugar and 2 tbsp water for the glaze. The voiceover says to begin by adding the flour, melted butter, egg (whisked), salt, sugar, yeast and warm water into a bowl and mix until doughy.
Then, viewers are instructed to roll the dough into a ball shape and leave in a bowl to prove. After it’s risen, @caughtsnackin suggests the very technical step of ‘giving it a punch for the culture.’ Following that you need to roll out the dough into a circular shape and cut it into four sections (which can each be cut into three strips).
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These strips need to be slit down the middle, but the ends need to remain connected. Then, all that's left is to twist it into a kind of lattice structure and fry it in some hot oil.
Once they're fried, cover them in a glaze made of icing sugar and water, and voilà.