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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Doughnuts

Is it October already?  How the months just breezed by..we have less than 90 days to 2013!  This is really scary.  So many things to do with so little time but I'm glad I finally managed to do my first doughnut.

Doughnut pans in Malaysia is very costly and not sold everywhere.  You have to go to a specialty bakery store to find one and even that, it only has 6 holes in it.  I got my medium sized 12-hole pan from Australia.  A good friend of mine helped me to get one from K-Mart and it's cheap. I'm already loving it.

Since I've the doughnut pan, I've got to get the recipe.  So this is from my newly acquired doughnut recipe book by Lara Ferroni entitled simply 'Doughnuts'. The review from Amazon is good and they are absolutely correct!

Baked Doughnut (makes 6 to 12 doughnuts)

3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp all purpose flour } I substitute these two flours with bread flour
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour      }
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup superfine sugar
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg } I used ground cinnamon instead
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp unsalted butter or vegetable shortening
1/4 cup whole milk, scalded
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla etract
1 egg, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 180dC, lightly grease a doughnut pan.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.  Whisk in sugar, nutmeg and salt.  Add the butter and use your fingers to rub it into the dry ingredients as you would in making a pastry crust, until evenly distributed. Add the milk, yogurt, vanilla and egg, still until combined.  Do not overmix or your doughnuts may be rubbery.
3. Use a piping bag or a spoon to fill each doughnut cup about 3/4 full, making sure the center post is clear. Bake until light golden brown and spring back when touched, 6-10mins.  Let cool slightly before removing from pan. Glaze as desired.

Glaze:
I used chocolate ganache and white chocolate ganache.  Sprinkles: chopped toasted almonds bits, choc chip cookie crumbs, chocolate rice, heart sweet sprinkles and tiny choc pearls.

 My precious doughnut pan.






A great recipe..thanks, Lara!

30 comments:

  1. Great doughnuts, Jen. I sure wish I had one with my morning coffee. So very nice of your friend to help you get a pan. I can't believe this is your first batch of doughnuts!!! You did awesome!

    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  2. These are some awesome doughnuts! So pretty with these little sugar hearts.

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  3. wow, these are fantastic, looks like from a bakery! oh, nope i shall rephrase, it's better than bakery ones! also like that it's baked ones! save oil!

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    1. Louise, Angie & Lena, thanks! I have to compliment my photographer..the HUBBY! he managed to make my donuts look like from the bakery..hahaha

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  4. These donuts look absolutely like perfection. All that is needed is the coffee. Blessings dear for a beautiful weekend. Catherine xo

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  5. Glad you found the pan, those doughnuts looks awesome. I'd think you got them from a bakery, they are so perfect!

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  6. they looks absolutely amazing and perfect tasty :) ! I want one :))

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  7. It used to be hard to get donut pan in Australia until recently. I only have the donut machine making small donuts and it's about time for me to get a donut pan as well! Your donuts look very yummy!

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    1. Catherin, Carol, Inka & Veron, I just love the pan. Will sure be making more after this..the size is not too big. Just nice.

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  8. Oh these are yummy indeed! Looking forward to the next doughnut bake!! Buat lebih!

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    1. Oh yeah..gonna make the other types of donuts where it has filling in it..yum.

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  9. perfect! my kids will beg me to bake this if they see this :)

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  10. looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

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    1. Hi Alice..my kids and my nephew and niece love them too.

      Thanks, Kaylan..

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  11. These doughnuts looks amazing! I love how the little heart sprinkles! Have a great week!

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  12. bookmarking these donuts it has come out perfectly

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  13. I have bought myself a donut pan too but have not use it yet.

    Seeing your lovely donuts, I would love to give this recipe a try :D

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    1. cquek Torviewtoronto & Zoe, I had fun making them :)

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  14. cute :) they have perfect shape

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  15. wow..perfectly made doughnuts...Happy to follow you..:)

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    1. Julie, Kas ...thanks..
      Tamilarasi,welcome and am glad to have you.

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  16. Io ho uno stampo per 12 ciambelle piccole, che non no mai usato... mi stai tentando di provare!!! Favolosi doughnuts!!! Ma sei proprio brava!!

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  17. This is great! My hubby had bought me a donut pan from US a couple of weeks ago & my sons were requesting for some donuts ever since! Yours looks so good that my sons said I've got to try out this recipe & not forgetting all the yummy frosting too! We'll making your donut recipe tomorrow! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks, Elly.

      Kit..hope you'll have fun making them as much as you enjoy eating them..the donut pan is really handy.

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  18. Look absolutely nice dear I love these doughnuts I was thinking....I wanna this mold!! LOL

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  19. Hi :) Loved the way ur doughnuts looked so gave it a try using a set of 4 individual donut molds I had. Dunno why but they didn't brown and looked clunky :( Any ideas why? I also used more of wheat flour rather than all purpose! help!!

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    1. Hi Vinitha, Thank you for visiting my blog and for trying out the recipe. Whole wheat flour contains higher gluten than all purpose flour. Therefore the baked product will be heavier. If you noticed, I didn't use any wheat flour even though the original recipe calls for a portion of it. I had substituted the all purpose flour and the wheat flour for high protein flour. I used only high protein flour as I want the dough to be lighter. Other than that, I'm not sure why yours turned out to be the way it did. Did you check your oven temperature as different ovens has its own settings. Hopefully you will not give up and try again.. good luck.

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