Is it Donut? Or Doughnut? Or Doh!Nut?

Regardless of how you spell it, donuts are a thing of beauty. Soft, sweet and so delicious.

Fresh, hot, and covered in sugar… Soft and glazed… Filled to the brim with pastry cream and dipped in ganache…

I could go on….and on and on!

But I think people are often reluctant to try making doughnuts at home because the thought of a vat of hot oil is a little intimidating. Plus ya know, mixing, proofing, resting, moulding. It’s not a quick process. I’m not going to lie and say that baked doh!nuts taste the same. They don’t. They’re not made with yeast and they’re not fried. They are more like little circles of cake. And that’s not a bad thing!

They also make the cutest little bites if you’re looking for an alternative to cupcakes.

I made these red velvet donuts in my silicone donut tray and they came out great. Soft, tasty, and perfectly sweet.

Here’s the recipe:

Mini Red Velvet Donuts

1cup flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
3/4cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon red food colouring (gel)
Glaze: powdered sugar and water\

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F
  2. Whisk together wet ingredients - buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, egg and food colouring
  3. Whisk sugar into wet ingredients 
  4. Sift dry together and add to mix
  5. Fold everything together gently, don’t over mix
  6. Use a piping bag to pipe into the tray (spray with Pam so nothing sticks)
  7. Bake for 7-9 minutes and allow to cool
  8. Mix your glaze to desired consistency and dip!

You can check out my video on YouTube for a tutorial on how to make this recipe:

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