Monday, January 20, 2014

(Baked) Cinnamon Doughnut Holes

   So I am definitely a HUGE fan of doughnuts( Krispy Kreme first fav, Doughboys second) and wanted to make my own doughnuts at home. Soo scrolling down the doughnut page on Pinterest I see that the doughnuts are: fried, fried, has a weird ingredient I have never heard of, fry, fry, fried, and so on. But then finally, FINALLY I found a baked doughnut recipe that not only is not fried, but also had no yeast.





   I have got to admit, it is a fairly easy recipe as well, one that can be done quickly with ingredients normally found in a kitchen. Oh yes, and they are soooo light and fluffy it is amazing! When rolled in the cinnamon sugar the taste is just heavenly, and I want nothing more than to repeatedly pop them into my mouth until they are all gone!! This recipe originally came from a retro, rockabilly type blog called Baker Bettie, and you can find the recipe here.




   This recipe produces about 4 dozen doughnuts, depending on the pan you use. Normally for making doughnuts a doughnut pan is used(which makes sense, right?), but I do not have one so I just used a mini muffin pan. The piping bag was still used to make these, even though making a doughnut shape in the muffin tin does not mean a doughnut shape will come out of the oven. Instead, mine turned out to be more like doughnut bites, or miniature muffins. Your pick.




   Despite how fluffy they are, they do not fall apart as easily when cool, as opposed to just coming out of the oven. When the recipe says to wait for these to cool down, LET IT, or you will end up with doughnut crumbs in the cinnamon sugar. Besides, they really taste better with the cinnamon sugar and not just plain.


Recipe:


Ingredients:

5 Tbsp Butter, soft
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Baking Powder
pinch Salt
1 1/2 cup Flour

Topping:

1/4 cup Butter, melted
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease either a doughnut pan or a muffin pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy.
3. Add in egg, milk, and vanilla, and mix until combined (mix will look curdled)
4. Mix in baking powder, then the salt. Mix in flour until just combined.
5. Transfer mix into a piping bag with a large round tip or a ziplock bag with the tip cut off. Pipe dough into pan until 1/2 way full.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until top has set.
7. Allow to cool, then combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl with melted butter in the other.
8. Lightly dip (or brush) doughnut into butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar.




Try this recipe? Tell me how it went below in the comments!