Sunday, February 19, 2012

Weekend baked donuts!

A little slow on the recipe but here it is. I took a little from here and a little from there and made my own. They turned out pretty good for baked donuts. They were a little more "muffiny" than I would have liked but they served their sweet purpose.

Baked Mini Donuts

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk (I used milk with white vinegar to make buttermilk since I didn't have any on hand)

Lightly grease a mini donut pan.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together brown sugar, egg and melted butter until mixture is smooth. Beat in vanilla extract, then half of the flour mixture. Mix in the buttermilk, followed by the remaining flour. Stir only until all ingredients are combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain visible. Scoop batter into a quart or gallon-sized plastic bag and chill for 1-2 hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 325F and remove the bag from the refrigerator after batter has chilled.
Snip the corner off of the plastic bag and pipe batter into mini donut cavities, filling each about 2/3 full.
Bake for 9 minutes, until cake springs back when lightly pressed. (For regular-sized donuts in a larger donut pan, bake 12-15 minutes)
Turn donuts out to cool on a wire rack. Dip tops of donuts in glaze when donuts are completely cooled and decorate.
Allow glaze to set for at least 1 hour before storing.

I made three kinds of topping.

Chocolate Glaze
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon water

Microwave for 10 second bursts, stirring in-between, until melted.

Dip the donuts into the glaze and set on a rack to dry.

Vanilla Glaze
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 tsp milk

and Cinnamon and Sugar (there were definitely the best and the most donut like)

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter (melted)

Toss the cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow dish.
Dip baked donuts in melted butter and then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture

Pretty yummy!