Friday, January 14, 2011
I made donuts yesterday, and no I didn't eat any.
If I was going to blow my commitment it wouldn't be with
donuts. At Christmas, my son bought a doughnut pan for me.
The boys have been asking for them as my first batch I made
was a Spice Cake Doughnut recipe.
This is my doughnut pan. I am still getting down pouring the
batter in and not making a mess and learning how much to
pour in so you get a decent sized doughnut.
Spiced Cake Donuts
2 cups All-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp shortening
Glaze 1 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp HOT water
Preheat oven to 325 F
Lightly grease the doughnut pan.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder,
nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
Stir in milk, eggs,vanilla, and shortening.
Beat together until well blended.
Fill each doughnut cup approximately 3/4 full.
Bake 8-10 minutes in preheated oven, until doughnuts
spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing
To make glaze, blend confectioners sugar and hot water in a
small bowl. Dip doughnuts in the glaze when serving.
Yields 12 doughnuts.
I also used a cake mix and made a batch
of chocolate ones. The photographer didn't get a good picture of
them. So I had batter left so I made cupcakes too.
I thought they turned out pretty good for something that was
When I make doughnuts the regular way I always feel so guilty about
the fried in oil part so this isn't so bad I guess. I don't go buy
doughnuts unless it is someones birthday, so my son who has
the next birthday said he likes these better than the store
bought kind. He said, they don't make you feel sick. I thought
that was a pretty good recommendation.
I hope you have a lovely Friday, so glad it is Friday too,
I really do hope it is a slower paced one than this week has been.
I need to clean my chicken coops and wash the dog. :)