Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Baked donuts

We tried to make donuts...It turned out...interestingly. They are not fluffy yummy dunkin donut donuts. They are more like cake donuts. It was an interesting first try. Next time- Definitely go with a yeast recipe that needs rising.

Here is the original recipe: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/baked-doughnuts-three-ways-recipe


1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, to taste
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups flour
1 cup milk

Chocolate glaze: 
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease two standard doughnut pans.
2. In the stand mixer bowl, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, and sugars until smooth.
3. Add the eggs, beating to combine.
4. Stir in the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla.
5. Stir the flour into the butter mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour and making sure everything is thoroughly combined.
6. Spoon the batter into the lightly greased doughnut pans, filling the wells to about 1/4" shy of the rim. Make sure to not overfill! These will rise a lot in the oven.
7. Bake the doughnuts for 10 minutes. Remove them from the oven, and wait 5 to 7 minutes before turning them out of the pans onto a rack.

Make the glaze by combining the chocolate glaze ingredients in a double broiler and melting everything together. Pour over donuts. 

What we liked:

They were donuts!...kinda

What we didn't like:

Not fluffy, too dense, nutmeg is weird. 

What Kaspian thought about it:

He Loves donuts. Doesn't matter what kind. He was jumping around our kitchen counter waiting for them to come out of the oven.

Next time:

Try a yeast donut recipe. 

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