Baked Doughnuts for National Doughnut week!
Hi guys! This week in the UK it’s National Doughnut Week in association with The Children’s Trust. It’s the perfect opportunity for me to share the recipe for these Baked Doughnuts with you. Even more exciting is the fact that I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give one lucky reader the chance to win a Kitchen aid mixer! You can see all the details and how to enter underneath the Baked Doughnut recipe 🙂
Why I love these Baked Doughnuts
I love doughnuts! Who doesn’t? But the deep fried version can have a whole load of calories. I’m not saying these Baked Doughnuts are good for you but they are a lot better than the fried version. They are more of a sweet bread topped with icing, similar to an iced bun. These are such a fun bake for a kids party as you can fit the decoration to any colour scheme you might have. You could even stack them high and serve them in place of a birthday cake!
I went with this fun pink colour and added some star sprinkles that I had left over from my Melting Ice Cream Cake. I used my mixer to make the dough for these baked doughnuts but you can easily knead them by hand. If you don’t own a mixer make sure you enter the giveaway below 😉 .
Do you love these Baked Doughnuts? Don’t forget to let me know! And if you take part in the Kitchen Aid mixer giveaway below the recipe good luck!
For the doughnuts
- 375 g strong white bread flour
- 75 g caster sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 7 g fast-action-yeast
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg
- 125 ml warm milk
- 40 ml plain yoghurt
- extra milk for brushing
- 55 g melted butter for brushing
For the Icing
- 250 g icing sugar
- 1 tsp almond extract you cna use anther flavour if you prefer
- food colour of choice
- Sprinkles optional
To make the doughnuts
Pour the flour, sugar, cinnamon and yeast to the bowl of your mixer with the dough hook fitted and mix slowly until well mixed.
Whisk the melted butter, egg, milk and yogurt together in another bowl and then add them to the dry ingredients.
Mix all the ingredients together and leave to knead (or knead by hand if you are not using a mixer) until the dough is smooth rather than sticky. This can take a while so have patience and keep kneading!
Transfer the dough to a clean bowl and put it in a warm place covered with a tea towel or cling film. Leave it to rise until it has doubled in size, this should take about and hour.
Remove the dough from the bowl, knead it again for a minute or two and pat it down firmly.
Roll it out on a floured surface and cut it into 12 circles using a large cookie cutter. Transfer each circle to a lined baking tray ensuring there is plenty of space between each doughnut.
Now use a small round cutter to cut a hole in the centre of each circle. The holes need to be a decent size or they will close once the dough has risen again. Cover the tray with a tea towel and leave to rise for another 45 - 60 minutes.
Pre heat the oven to 190c/170c fan oven/375f then lightly brush the doughnuts with the milk and bake for 8 - 10 minutes until they are well risen and golden brown.
Remove the doughnuts from the oven and brush them with the melted butter. Allow the doughnuts to cool completely before decorating.
To ice the doughnuts
Add your icing sugar to a small bowl, add small amounts of water a little at a time mixing between each addition until you have a thick paste.
Add the almond extract (or whichever extract you prefer) and a little of your chosen food colouring. You may need to add a little more water at this point. You need the consistency to be soft enough to dip your doughnuts in but not so runny that it runs off a spoon easily.
Dip the top of each doughnut into the icing, place it on a plate or dish and then add your sprinkles if you are using them to the top. Leave the icing to set before eating. Enjoy!
Win a kitchen aid mixer to help you make these Baked Doughnuts
Who wants to win a KitchenAid stand mixer? I’ve joined forces with 20 food blogger friends to put together this giveaway. You’ll gain another entry every time you follow one of us on Instagram. Here are the details:
- 1 winner will receive a KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt stand mixer in their choice of color. If the winner is from the continental U.S. they will receive the mixer directly. If the winner is from elsewhere, they will receive an Amazon gift card for the list price of the mixer.
- The giveaway will end on May 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Any entries made after this point will be invalid. A winner will be drawn at random and emailed within 72 hours to claim the prize. If no response is received, a new winner will be drawn.
- You must complete the mandatory Instagram follows as listed below in order to enter. You can complete additional Instagram follows as listed below to gain more entries. You may only enter with one Instagram account. If you enter using multiple account, all entries will be invalid.
- Giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited. You must be 18+ (21+ in some locations) to win. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries we receive.
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