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.
For the Dough
3/4 cups Warm Milk
1 tsp yeast powder
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!
Add your yeast to 1/4 cup of your warm milk, and set aside for about 15 minutes, until it foams up a little:
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!)
On your list?
Print this post in friendly format