Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!!
Today I have a great recipe for you. My oldest absolutely LOVES Glazed Donuts. So I wanted to see if I could make them to her liking but baked instead of fried. Since this was a hit…….I have to share the recipe with you. The downside is this is not one of those quick and easy recipe’s. This one takes some time and patience, but the payoff comes at the end when you take a bite!! Let’s get baking……..
For the Donut Dough:
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons active dried yeast
2 tablespoons organic unsalted butter
1 cup organic almond milk
1/3 cup water
1 Tbsp organic vanilla extract
For the Glaze:
2 cups organic powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp organic vanilla extract
3 Tbs water ( add 1 Tbs at a time until you reach your desired consistency)
For Chocolate Sauce:
Melt a 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips over a double boiler or in the microwave. (Transfer to a bowl large enough to dip your donuts and donut holes into.)
1. For the dough: Mix the flour, yeast, sugar, and salt together in your food processor for 15 seconds.
2. In a measuring cup, heat together the milk, water, butter, and heat until lukewarm, and the butter is melted. Stir in the vanilla.
3. Add the milk mixture. Mix for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4. Run a spatula under the dough and scrape down the sides to make sure everything is mixed well.
5. Pulse again for another 30 seconds to 1-minute or until the dough is shiny and smooth. The dough is supposed to be on the wet side
6. Rub a large bowl with sunflower (or any flavorless oil). Place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat lightly.
7. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until doubled, 1½ -2 hours.
8. Once it has risen, turn out the fluffy dough onto a floured work surface.
9. Roll out to ½ “ thick
10. Using a biscuit cutter or cup, cut your donuts circles. Dusting your cutter in flour so it doesn’t stick to the dough. Then cut out the donut hole with a much smaller cutter ( I used a small dessert cup)
11. Place donuts and donuts holes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Be sure not to crowd them.
12. Cover your donuts tightly with plastic wrap and let them rise at room temp for 20-30 minutes.
13. Heat the oven to 350°
14. Unwrap the donuts. Brush the very top (not the sides) with melted butter. Sprinkle the tray with 2 Tbs of water.
15. Bake for 13 minutes. Rotate tray during baking if needed to get color all over. You want to bake these just enough. if they get too much color they will be dry.
16. While the donuts are baking making the glaze: Simply whisk all the ingredients together. Use more water if needed to get a thin glaze.
17. Glazing the donuts: Take your donuts STRAIGHT out of the oven and dunk into the glaze one by one. It makes a huge difference. They soften and soak the glaze and you get a much better end result. Dip each in the bowl of glaze with forks. Let the excess glaze drip off before and then place on a wire rack to dry. You will see the glaze set fast because the donuts are warm.
19. Once the glaze has set, I like to double dip them one more time. I think it gives them a nice sweetness and the crust great texture and chew, it’s up to you. You will do the exact same thing with your chocolate sauce.
20. Once the glaze & chocolate dries, it’s time to enjoy. They are best to eat fresh as possible.
21. Have leftovers for the next day? Put them into the oven and refresh them for a few minutes. the glaze might melt, but they will be warm and refreshed.
It’s nice to take a recipe that is usually fried and make it just a bit healthier by baking it. My family absolutely loved this recipe and I hope you and your family will too.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I greatly appreciate it.
Until Next Time,