Donuts or Doughnuts? Whatever spelling you prefer, they are very tasty treats. Definitely a ‘sometimes’ food, according to my kids.
My oven stopped working over 2 months ago. As it’s almost 30years old, I decided not to get it repaired, but to get a new oven instead. The only issue was that instead of a wall oven, I wanted a freestanding oven. So last month my husband knocked out a kitchen cupboard and in the past week, we’ve had our electrician connect our new oven. I didn’t realise how much I would miss cooking in an oven.
In the 5 days since it’s been connected I’ve cooked pizza, 2 x slices, biscuits, lasagne and baked doughnuts.
These doughnuts could be fried like normal doughnuts, but I’ve baked them – that means that we can enjoy a doughnut or two (or three) without feeling as guilty!
Baked Krispy Kreme Donuts Recipe
- 250ml Milk
- 80ml Water
- 60 grams of Butter
- 2 Tbsp Caster Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 x 7g sachets of dry yeast
- 470g Plain Flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 30 grams of Butter, melted, extra
Steps to making this doughnut recipe:
- In a medium sized bowl, combine milk, water and butter. Heat in the microwave until butter is just starting to melt ( approximately 30 – 40 secs).
- Stir in the sugar, vanilla and yeast. Let it sit for 10 minutes, or until the mixture starts to froth. Don’t worry – this is just the yeast starting to activate.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and cinnamon. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and stir to combine, then tip it out on a floured bench and knead for 4 minutes.
- Spray the large bowl with oil spray and put the mixture back into the bowl and cover with clingwrap . Place the bowl in a warm spot of the kitchen for 1 hour so the mixture can double in size.
- Once it has risen, tip the mixture out onto a floured bench and, using a rolling pin, roll it out until around 3cm thick. Use a 10cm round cutter to cut doughnut circles. Then use a piping nozzle to cut out the middle hole.
- Place the doughnuts on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Let them sit for a further 20 minutes so they rise again. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
- Brush the doughnuts with the extra melted butter, then bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the glaze – Combine 240g Icing Sugar mixture, 1 tsp Vanilla extract and 50 ml water in a bowl then heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Once the doughnuts have baked, take them out of the oven and dip them in the warm glaze. Place them on a wire rack to allow the excess glaze to drip off.
- These are best enjoyed the day they are baked.