Some powdered sugar to sprinkle over "mochi doughnuts/Pon de rings"
1. Add all the dough ingredients in the pan of your bread machine (as per manufacturer instructions). Select dough cycle and press start.
2. When the dough cycle is complete, remove and punch down the dough. Transfer into a small bowl.
3. Add enough oil into a frying-pot on medium-high heat and heat until hot : Stick in a bamboo chopstick, if bubbles appear, it's hot enough. Then reduce the heat to low. Form the dough into about 2cm diameter small balls. Gently add the dough balls a few at a time into the oil. Fry them until golden brown on all sides over medium-low heat.
4. Transfer them on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Place the doughnuts on the plate and sprinkle powdered sugar.
If you want to use a Stand mixer instead of a home bakery machine - this replaces steps 1-2 :
In the mixer bowl, add all dough ingredients and mix with a dough hook. Use a spatula to help the dough mix if needed and mix until well incorporated and smooth. It should take about 10 to 12min. Transfer into a small bowl. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place until almost doubled in size, about 50 minutes. When done, punch down the dough. Then continue from #3 above.