Feed Me Recipes

Baked Doughnuts

September 13, 2015

If you know me then you know I have a love affair with doughnuts! Whilst I love a hot doughnut smothered in cinnamon sugar, they unfortunately don’t really feature in the healthy eating pyramid.

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Doughnut Ingredients

Makes 18 doughnuts (based on using a Wiltshire Doughnut tin)

2 Cups Self-Raising Wholewheat White Flour ( or normal Self-Raising Flour)

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon

3/4 Cup Buttermilk

1/2 Cup Honey (or if you don’t love the sweet taste of honey then substitute this with sugar)

2 Large Eggs

3 Tbsp Light Butter

2 Tsp Vanilla Bean Extract/ Paste

 

Icing Ingredients

Icing base: 1/2 Cup Icing Sugar + 2 Tbsp Light Milk

Chocolate Icing: Icing base + 2 Tbsp Dutch Cocoa Powder + 1 Tsp Butter

Vanilla Icing: Icing base + 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Bean Paste/ Extract

Strawberry Icing: Icing base + 1/2 Tsp Natural Strawberry Flavouring

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Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees celsius (that’s 320 degrees fahrenheit).

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2. Combine all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon) in a bowl. Then make a well and add in all the wet ingredients (buttermilk, honey, eggs, butter, vanilla bean paste).
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3. Stir gently just until combined.

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4. Grease the doughnut moulds with a bit of butter. Put the batter into a piping bag (or a snap lock bag works too!) and then pipe the mixture about half way in the mould.

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5. Bake for 10 minutes. Leave in the mould for a few minutes and then turn over onto a wire rack to discover a ‘hole’ lot of goodness!

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6.  Let the doughnuts cool down and then ice, ice baby with a choice of your topping below (or all if you are like me and can’t choose!).

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7. Dunk your doughnut into the icing and swivel it around. Don’t worry if it is a bit runny – just let the excess drip off on a wire rack. While the icing is still wet, top your doughnuts with pistachios, coconut, cocoa nibs, rose petals or anything else that takes your fancy!!!

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Now I know even a huge doughnut lover like myself might think I could eat 18 doughnuts but the reality is that you will probably need to call up a friend of two for a doughnut party (they are best eaten on the same day or the day after!). Hope you have fun with your holey treats!

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