I love donuts. I had thought that baked donuts would never even come close to the taste of a fried donut but I was wrong. My husband bought me this little donut pan and Donut Book for gifts and I got the chance to try out some recipes on my day off Monday.
First I did a recipe from the book that was for a baked yeast donut. They turned out pretty good but I burned the bottom of them because I didn’t use parchment paper and they bake at a high temperature. The delicate dough was singed. Next, I whipped up a batter for my donut pan. The recipe is on the back of this label. I think my husband got the pan at Target since Nordic Ware and Target are both companies based in Minneapolis. But Amazon has some similar pans from Wilton. The donuts were very fast and easy to make. I was worried about the amount of nutmeg but they turned out perfect.
The inside was nice and light and airy. They turned out a lot better than I expected and were much easier than any other donut I have made. I highly recommend them!
Baked Buttermilk Donuts
From Nordic Ware
2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
Heat oven to 375. Grease and flour pan. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, butter and vanilla; beat until just combined.
Fill each well 2/3 full. Bake 10-12 minutes, until the top of the donuts spring back when lightly touched. Cool 5 minutes in pan; invert onto cooling rack and cool completely. Glaze and decorate as desired.