We have a doughnut fiend in this home. His name is Glenn, and he makes doughnuts a daily topic (really, he does).
He has been wanting us to try homemade doughnuts for quite some time now, so we finally gave it a go. We used a Baked Doughnuts recipe from Heidi Swanson of 101 cookbooks (my gateway-to-wholefoods blog). Go here for the recipe, and below are some pics of our foray into doughnut making.
The recipe transcribed from 101 cookbooks
Flour, nutmeg, and salt
The dough, pre-rise…
Stamping out circles from rolled dough
Waiting to be holed
Glenn used the lid of an empty maple syrup bottle to pop out the holes
We decided to keep the doughnut holes separate and cook them, rather than incorporate them back into the dough
After leaving the doughnuts to rise for a while longer they had puffed up nicely and were ready for the oven
Eight mins in a medium oven and they were done
Not so long for the holes… Maybe 4-5 mins
We used rapadura sugar with cinnamon for the tops
Oooh, look at that rise
Heidi’s baked doughnuts were definitely a winner. Now it’s time to do some sit-ups.