Bake Your Own Insanely Delicious Krispy Kreme Donuts

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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Brush the doughnuts with the extra melted butter, then bake in the oven for 12 minutes.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. These are best enjoyed the day they are baked.



Nellys Belly

I’m a wife, mum to 2 little boys and in a former life I used to be a chef. I find comfort and peace in cooking, and just love the feeling of providing for my family and friends.

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