Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Post Holiday Baking

Hey there! I hope everyone's holidays were merry and bright. Ours were slightly marred by a nasty cold and cough that kept H lying low - the pediatrician's office wasn't really where we wanted to be Christmas Eve morning but we were thrilled they were there. On the plus side H is on the mend and we're enjoying some post-holiday relaxation and baking. Crazy, right? After just passing the most baking-est holiday of the year too! But today has been a cold, gray winter day with a strong wind "blowin" as H says and it just felt right to do some baking.

I got some non-stick donut pans for my birthday back in October and hadn't tried them out yet. But there are these amazing baked donuts that we get at our local farmer's market that I've been wanting to replicate. This was the first batch - there will definitely be others. The recipe I used was the one that came with the pans:

Spiced Cake Donuts

2 C flour
3 3/4 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, mix, then add:

3/4 C milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp butter, softened

Add the wet ingredients and mix until well blended. We poured the batter into a large ziploc and cut the corner off one edge to pour into the pans. Recipe said 8 - 10 minutes at 325 degrees but they took about 14 minutes in my oven.

Glaze recipe

1 C powdered sugar
2 Tbsp HOT water

Our review was mixed - I think next time I'd up the oven temp to 350 to get the donuts a little more brown. They also seemed a little dry which I think came from the teeny tiny little bit of shortening in them. I added some vanilla to the glaze but it was still super sweet. So like I said, this was the first batch of what will probably several as we try to get the delicious donuts we want. I've seen several recipes for baked donuts on Pinterest that look great and if you have one I'd love a link to it as I keep on testing. Tough research work but someone's got to do it! ;-)

Check back this week as I share some of the holiday making I got done!


  1. mmm....these sound & look realllly good! How fun!

  2. Yeah - donut pans! Were they yummy? HOW did I miss these?


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