Sunday, September 19, 2010

Homemade Doughnuts

YUM!!!  I posted a little while back about wanting to make doughnuts, and I FINALLY did so today.  I've had the little doughnut tins for a couple of weeks now, but just never got around to actually making them.  I personally really like these doughnuts because they are baked instead of deep fried, so you don't feel quite so guilty when you have two . . . or three . . .or four.

And come on, who can really resist fresh made doughnuts whether they're deep-fried or not?!

I definitely filled the doughnut cups up too high and ended up only getting a hole on one side (whoops!).  But nevertheless, all 24 doughnuts are gone (thankfully we had people over watching Sunday Night Football) and everyone said they turned out great.  I also dusted cinnamon over the top of half of the doughnuts for some added flavor. 

The recipe I used for these was actually on the back of the tin, along with a frosting recipe that I slightly altered.

{Recipe} Homemade Donuts
   * 1 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
   * 1/2 cup granulated sugar
   * 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
   * 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
   * 3/4 tsp salt
   * 1/2 cup buttermilk
   * 1 egg, lightly beaten,
   * 1 1/2 tbslp butter, melted

1.) Preheat oven to 435 degrees. 

2.) In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.  Add buttermilk, egg, and butter and stir until just combined.  Fill each doughnut cup approximately 1/2 full.

3.) Bake 4-6 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched.  Let cool in pan for 4-5 minutes before removing.  Finish the doughnuts with glaze or sprinkles.

{Recipe} Vanilla-Lemon Glaze
   * 1 cup confectioners' sugar
   * 2 tblsp milk
   * 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
   * 1 tbls lemon juice

In a small bowl, stir together sugar, milk, vanilla extract and lemon until sugar is completely dissolved.  Use immediately to glaze doughnuts.

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