Sunday, January 24, 2010

Time to make the doughnuts...

At one of my towns fantabulous thrift shops I found a couple baking pans for doughnuts.  Traditionally, doughnuts are fried but since the pans only cost me a quarter for both why not try baked ones.  I scoured my usual internet recipe sites and believe it or not, there aren't a whole lot of recipes for baked doughnuts.  I did find one that got pretty good reviews though.
Gryffin and I found out that they were as fun to make as they were to eat!
I think next time I will add more cinnamon to the batter and not forget the vanilla.  Oops!

please excuse the Christmas sprinkles, it was all we had.
Baked Doughnuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk

2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon shortening

Preheat oven to 325 and spray doughnut pans with non-stick spray.  I'm sure a mini muffin pan would work too.  In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients and on medium add in the rest.  Beat until combined.  Pour into pans until they are 3/4 full.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the top springs back when poked.  Let cool about 5 minutes in pan, then remove to a rack.  When cooled either spread with icing and sprinkles or whip up a glaze of powdered sugar, milk & vanilla.
I'm going to freeze some so I can find out if they thaw out OK, but I better do this now before they're all gone!


Roger L. said...

I meant to ask about those the other day?? I don't think I've ever seen anything like that?

SAHM I am said...

The doughnut pan looks like a shallow mini bundt pan. I'm sure a muffin pan would work, you just wouldn't have the hole. Next batch will be chocolate!