my inner homer simpson (yes, that does exist. in all of us, actually) has really been calling out to me lately. i really need to invest in a donut pan. i made regular fried donuts a few months back and while they were very tasty, they made the entire house smell like a musty carnival. and never is that a good thing to smell like.
i keep stumbling across recipes for baked donuts that i’d really like to try, however, most require this handy pan:
here’s the li’l roundup for you:
i also found these two recipe requiring no such donut pan:
so i got up early this morning to kill this donut craving of mine. i used krissy’s baked doughnut recipe. i made a half batch because two people
cannot should not eat 16 donuts. while these were quite tasty, they were not really donuts. they were more like a glazed sweet roll or a kolache without the fruit-filled middle. hey! maybe i should make kolaches next!
1/4 c. warm milk
1 t. active dry yeast
1/8 c. warm milk
1/2 T unsalted butter
2 T brown sugar
1 1/2 c. a.p. flour
pinch of salt
-place 1/4 c. warm milk in large mixing bowl. sprinkle yeast over milk and let sit 5 minutes.
-in small bowl, combine 1/8 c. warm, sugar and butter. stir this into the yeast mixture. add egg, stir.
-add 1 1/4 c. flour and salt. stir until dough starts to form. only add the additional 1/4 c. flour if the dough is too sticky (mine was so i added the entire 1/4 c.). once dough is formed turn onto floured surface and knead for 3-5 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.
-place dough in greased bowl, turning dough once. cover and let rise in warm place for about an hour.
-roll dough out to 1/2″ thickness. cut donut shapes with two round biscuit cutters. arrange about 1″ apart on lined baking sheet. cover and let sit for 30-40 minutes.
-preheat oven to 375°
-bake 7-8 minutes, until lightly browned
vanilla bean glaze
1 c. powdered sugar
2 T milk
1 vanilla bean, scraped
-combine scraped vanilla bean and powdered sugar with fingers, evenly distributing vanilla. stir in milk
-when donuts are slightly cooled dip in glaze
so i had a really delicious breakfast but my hankering for a donuts is still lingering…
i leave you with a few powerful words from a wise man:
Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do? –Homer Simpson