Donuts should be fried ,right? These ones, they are dark and twisty on purpose. They were dressed up for a Frozen theme birthday party . Yeah! Seriously.
No ,you don’t have to fry them . No, not necessarily. You can bake them. When you want to eat more than one, you can’t fry them all. Well you can and eat it all. But then you must be blessed with the an amazing metabolism. But me,that’s another story. And these , are glazed just like regular donuts too.
They’re super quick to make and they use very little fat. So you can indulge and not feel to guilty about it.
So these you must try. They were made for a little girls Frozen themed party , where these little donuts were to be decorated by the kids to look like Olaf.
So I didn’t allow them to be too brown. When is a snowman ever brown? Never! I know,right?
So you need a donut tray for this. Just like a muffin tray, only with a donut shape.
So my tray has space for twelve. The first lot I made ,was only 11, then in the next lot, there was batter for 13… So , basically,you need to put equal amount of batter in each hole. Er ring! Or end up with a number you don’t want. I’m sure more will always be good though.
So these donuts aren’t all dark and twisty, they are pretty and pink too.
You need to assemble the ingredients together and use only a wire whisk to beat it all together. You also need a piping bag to pipe the batter.
Remember to pipe half way to the top only.
And like with macarons, tap the tray a few times for gorgeously fluffy donuts.
Eggless Baked Mini Donuts
1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
1 ¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup powdered sugar
I cup cold milk
1 tsp vinegar
¼ cup yogurt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp melted butter
For the sugar coating
3 tbsp melted butter
4 tbsp icing sugar
2 tsp powder cinnamon
For the glaze
2 cups icing sugar
I tsp lemon extract or lemon juice
1 tbsp warm water
Spirinkles etc to decorate.
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees centigrade.Lightly grease the donut tray and set aside.
In a jug place the vinegar and the milk and Stir. After 5 minutes mix in the yogurt ,vanilla essence and oil.
Oil keeps the donuts soft and the butter gives it a super yum taste.
In a large bowl sift in the all purpose flour , baking powder and salt. Whisk in the sugar thoroughly.
Slowly whisk in the wet ingredients in to the dry and gently in together into a thick dough like batter. The batter is of a pipeable consistency not pourable consistency.
Scrape the batter into a piping bag and 5 into the doughnut tray till the batter reaches less than half the height of the hole.
This batter is enough for 12 mini Donuts.
Tap the tray on your shelf a few times and slide it into the oven.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. The doughnuts are done when a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and immediately tap upside down/inverted onto a wire rack. The Donuts will slide out while the tray is still hot.
Mix the icing sugar and cinnamon together and place in a sitter or sieve.
Set the Donuts on a wire rack quickly brush them with melted butter while they are still hot and shift over some of the icing sugar cinnamon snow dust to cover.
Turn around and repeat the process.
Tap the wire at once to allow the stray sugar and cinnamon to fall off and the Donuts to cool.
In a large bowl place the sifted icing sugar at in the lemon extract and very slowly mix in most of the water.
The glaze should be thick and pourable. If it is too thin it will not stick to the Donuts. But don’t worry you can add more sugar to the glaze until you get the desired consistency. Be sure to keep the glaze covered because it crusts on the surface.
Whatever drips down into the tray under your wire rack can be collected and reused on these Donuts itself.
So there is no wastage.
While the glaze is wet Sprinkle the sprinkles to allow them to stick to the glaze.
Allow the place to set and enjoy your baked doughnuts with a cup of coffee or cup of tea or just like that.
And make them as dark and twisty or as happy as you want them to be. They’re donuts after all.