How you spell them, just get in my belly!
These little beauties are fun, delicious, and perfect for a sweet treat.
I do love a doughnut or 5…
Is it doughnut or donut? The dictionary approved is doughnut. Donut was introduced a while ago but the spelling was popularised in the 20th century by ‘Dunkin Donuts’ and America adopted this shortened spelling.
I’m going to go traditional with doughnut. However you spell them they are super yummy and perfect for a little treat.
I have cheated slightly with these and I did use a mini doughnut maker to cook them. Sometimes life’s too short and this little shortcut is fine by me. They are not expensive either. You should be able to pick one up for around £10-15.
This is also a very child friendly recipe. It is a simple way to introduce children to simple baking,plus they can have great fun decorating or dipping in the toppings.
What ever you do with them, these doughnuts are sure to please.
Mini Doughnuts / Donuts – Makes 12-16
200g SR flour
115g caster sugar
125g butter, nice and soft
1/2 teaspoon salt
180 ml milk maybe a touch more
Stir dry ingredients.
Then pop in all wet ingredients and use an electric mixer to get a lovely smooth thick batter. If too thick add a splash more milk.. if too wet add a touch more flour.
Pre heat appliance for 5 minutes or as directed from instructions.
Put a large teaspoon in each doughnut hole and close lid.
Cook for 2-4 mins or as directed by instructions until golden brown.
Turn out and cool on a wire rack.
Toppings – Now the fun begins with a host of ideas…
Cinnamon sugar, so simple yet just amazing.
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix in a pot and add hot doughnuts, shake, cover and eat!
Icing Glaze, from white to indigo and every colour in between.
125g icing sugar
15ml ( 1 tablespoon) water /lemon juice/milk
Colour paste optional
Mix icing sugar and liquid to a thick paste. Add a touch of colour paste if desired.
Dip doughnuts in icing, turn over and then add decorative toppings such as crushed biscuits,fruit zest, sugar decorations
Chocolate Glaze, a thick chocolate glaze.
2 teaspoon glucose syrup
2 teaspoon water
Melt chocolate and butter over a water bath, then add water and glucose syrup. Mix until combined then dip and decorate as above. Or dip them in and eat!
Lemon Meringue, super topping that looks and tastes amazing.
30g pasteurised egg white
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
25g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
Whisk egg white and add cream of tarter and salt when whites are foamy.
Add sugar a spoonful at a time and keep whisking until stiff peaks are formed.
Pop a blob of lemon curd in middle of doughnut, then pipe meringue on top.
Blow torch surface of meringue until brown.
However you top them or dip them I know you’ll love these little lovelies.