donuts with sprinkles... October 06 2014
hello sweet lovelies!
I made these yummy donuts at the weekend and they are so ridiculously scrumptious and easy to make, I couldn't resist sharing the recipe with you here. Of course I had my lil girl baker on hand to assist me and we had such a lovely time together, I totally recommend you try making them with your little people too or for family parties, everyone will love them and they make a great alternative to cupcakes don't you think?...
The only slightly tricky thing is finding a donut pan, you should be able to get one from a good cookware shop but we had no joy there so turned to the trusty internet and ordered one really easily. It arrived within the week all the way from the U.S of A, which I kinda liked because it works with the whole donut theme! Once you have your pan, the rest is a piece of cake or should I say 'half a dozen donuts!
here's the recipe (we adapted it just a little to use up what we had in the store cupboard)
8oz of plain flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
6oz of caster sugar
6fl oz milk
2 eggs beaten
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 - 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg or cinnamon
Icing sugar and colourful sprinkles for decorating
makes 12 donuts
1) preheat the oven to 160*C or gas mark 3
2) brush the pan well with olive oil (you can use butter if you prefer)
3) in a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and sugar together
4) in a seperate smaller bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, olive oil and vanilla extract together - add to dry ingredients (the ones in the bigger bowl!)
5) now you're ready to pour the batter mix into the greased pan - fill up each donut shape 3/4's full
6) bake for between 10 and 15 minutes - yep, they don't take long, keep an eye on them (or make a milkshake to swill them down later) as soon as they turn golden and feel spongy, remove them from the oven. leave them to cool before trying to ease them out of the tin - don't be tempted to try and remove them warm... you will end up with a pile of itty bitty donuty crumbs.
7) make a simple icing sugar glaze (just add water) dip your donuts into the glossy glaze and now its time for the best bit, cover your donuts with loads of colourful rainbow sprinkles, so much fun!
8) donuts done, grab your strawberry milk, tea or coffee and enjoy. YUM
You could leave them plain like this and sprinkle them with some cinnamon sugar, but then you would miss out on the fun stuff :) mind you .. I must admit I was pretty impressed it actually looked like a 'real' donut, how perfect is that?..
happy baking folks!
love from Allison x x x