Tuesday, August 30

Baked doughnuts (not half as naughty!)



Have I got your attention?  Yes? When I saw the recipe for these from Krissy - there was no choice - I was making them and that was that.   I changed out the nutmeg for cinnamon and glazed mine instead of half-half glaze/sugar, but you can get as fancy as you like - these might even be a great activity for a birthday party - and eat afterwards right?  You could even freeze the doughnuts before you ice them...!

The taste isn't exactly like a real doughnut although they are light and tasty - do remember they are bread... if you want the real thing - try this recipe here.

Ingredients:
For the Dough
3/4 cups Warm Milk
1 tsp yeast powder
1 egg
1 tb butter, softened
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp salt

For the Glaze
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups sifted icing mixture
colouring if you wish
100's and 1,000's if you like too!

Method:
Add your yeast to 1/4 cup of your warm milk, and set aside for about 15 minutes, until it foams up a little:

Add the rest of your milk, egg, and butter and sugar, then gradually stir in the flour eventually kneading it into a smooth dough.   Place in a greased bowl covered with cling wrap for about 2 hours or until it has doubled in size:

Preheat oven to 190 degrees c

Pour out your dough onto a clean floured surface

Roll out until quite thin, about 3mm thickness

Cut out your doughnut shapes - I used an ikea cup and a tupperware melon baller!  Improvise as you like (or you can buy a doughnut cutter, yes, you can!)

In the leftover pieces of dough, cut out extra holes - but don't re-knead the dough - it will be too tough when baked.

Place on a greased tray (I made 18 dough-nuts and about 30 holes!) and allow to rise for another hour

Aren't they beautiful!?

Bake for 7 minutes then allow to cool.

Make your glaze by adding the vanilla and colouring to the icing mixture and whisking in the milk until you get a thick-ish but spreadable consistency.

Dip your doughnuts in and then get an eager assistant to 'sprinkle them'

Now if you like a light glaze, dunk them when they are a little warm (on the left) but leave them until they are cold and dunk, and the icing will be more pronounced (I personally loved eating them warm...)

They look like the real thing right?  My kids didn't even care!  Now if you are going down the artificial colouring free route - can I suggest hopper .. great resource on artificial colourings/flavours and also where you can buy the alternatives (which don't look any different!)


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17 lovely comments:

Belinda on August 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I saw these on pinetrest a few days ago and have been wanting them ever since.. Now I want them more! Thanks a lot Liss! :P

dịch vụ seo on August 30, 2011 at 8:37 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

look delicious

Suzy on August 30, 2011 at 10:11 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

oh YUM!

Michelle Parker on August 31, 2011 at 2:46 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I just bookmarked this. Looks too good.

A Friend on August 31, 2011 at 4:00 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

this looks delicious!

Leimay on August 31, 2011 at 11:50 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

YUMMMO on the list now great timing to check my emails i was just doing a fortnightly menu plan :)

Lennie on August 31, 2011 at 11:59 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

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Green Girl on August 31, 2011 at 12:02 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

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Emma on August 31, 2011 at 1:35 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I like them.So delicious!

Natalie on August 31, 2011 at 3:08 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Can't wait to try these out with the kids, they will love making them!

katepickle on August 31, 2011 at 9:53 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

oh yum... just yum!

skinnyflatwhite on August 31, 2011 at 10:03 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Definitely will try - whrn tthe sugar high wears off from your homemade LCM bars we made a few days ago!

MrsKellB on September 1, 2011 at 1:46 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Yummmm, I'm making these with my daughter right now. Just need to clarify that the cinnamon and salt go in with all the other ingredients? My dough doesn't look as good as yours so I'm hoping they turn out ok. We have 40 minutes before we put them in the oven.

Liss on September 1, 2011 at 2:33 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Hi @MrsKellB ! I would be inclined to let them rise for a bit longer then, this weather is quite dry and cool... Or you could leave them for a longer 2nd rise...

MrsKellB on September 1, 2011 at 8:35 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

@Liss
Thanks Liss. They didn't rise so well but they still tasted pretty good. Thanks for the advice. I'll be making these again.

Kymmie on September 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

You had me at Doughnuts.

Oh my, they look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing Liss!

xx

Kylie @ The Rockgarden on September 6, 2011 at 9:41 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

These look so good! They are starred for my to-try list.


 

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