Showing posts with label Donuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donuts. Show all posts

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Baked Lemon Doughnuts Filled with Lemon Jelly

When was the last time I made doughnuts? ...donuts? I never know, my spell check says they are both correct.

I'll tell you when. Back in April 2012. Back when I had my doughnut pan. I need to keep looking through the boxes in my house, I have a craving for doughnuts that just won't go away.

And since I am truly incompetent at making fried doughnuts, the three or so times I have made doughnuts have been in the oven. Although, I confess, I have never actually ATTEMPTED to make fried doughnuts, I doubt that me and a pot of hot oil are a good combination under any circumstance.

Some day I will whip out a pot of oil, and I will go to town with some krispy kreme-esque doughnuts. But until then, I will be chomping down on these pockets of sunshine.

Just to be safe.

Baked Lemon Doughnuts Filled with Lemon Jelly
printable recipe

What you'll need:

-1/3 cup milk
-1 tablespoon vinegar
-5 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 
-1/2 cup + 3 1/2 teaspoons berry sugar
-2 1/4 teaspoons dried yeast
-finely grated lemon zest from 2 lemons
-1 cup lukewarm whole milk
-2 eggs, room temperature
-2 tablespoons butter, melted

Lemon Filling:
-3/4 cup sugar
-3 tablespoons cornstarch
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-3/4 cup water
-1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
-1 tablespoon butter
-1/3 cup lemon juice
+yellow gel food coloring

Lemon Sugar:
-1/2 cup butter
-1 cup berry sugar
-finely grated zest from 1 lemon


    1.   Dough: In a small bowl, mix together the 1/3 cup milk and vinegar, and set aside (around 5 minutes to "sour") 
    2.   In a large bowl, combine the flour, berry sugar, yeast and lemon zest. 
    3.   In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, butter and "soured" milk. 
    4.   Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and knead until smooth and elastic. Cover, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in size.
    5.   Lemon Filling: In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and water on medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Continue to cook at a boil for 1 minute. Add in the lemon juice.
    6.   Remove from heat and add the lemon rind, butter and food coloring. Allow to cool before using.
    7.   Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
    8.   On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 5mm thick. Cut 48 rounds with a round cutter. Reroll the scraps if necessary. Place a heaped teaspoon of the lemon filling in the center of 24 of the round pieces. Brush the edges with milk and cover with the remaining rounds. Press to seal the edges well.
    9.   Transfer to a lightly sprayed baking sheet, then bake until lightly golden, around 12 minutes.
   10.   Meanwhile, melt the butter. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest.
   11.   When the doughnuts are done, dip them in the butter and toss in the lemon sugar.     

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Chocolate Dip Baked Donut

Donuts. They always eminds me of the time I worked at Tim Hortons. Wow, I ate a lot of donuts back then. I haven't eaten them (much) since, but, on a late night browsing on Amazon (which is never really a good idea. The things I have bought browsing Amazon late at night...) I bought a donut pan.

Afterwards, I thought to myself "when have I ever made a donut?" But I suppose there's a first for everything (this isn't my first time using the pan. My second since I bought. My first time, I made some Ice Cream Cake Donuts which didn't quite turn out like donuts. More like moist cake in the shape of a donut.)

It was such a sunny day, I had to make donuts. You know, in case the sunshine didn't brighten up everyone's day.

This is perfectly paired with some coffee. From Tim Hortons. Oh how I miss that place. But actually, on the Tim Hortons nostalgia, I have just won a free coffee with a free coffee in roll up the rim! (for those who don't know anything about Tim Hortons, every spring they have a roll up the rim where there is a 1 in 6 chance of winning, watch, car, etc.. I've only won coffee. So much coffee...)

What you'll need:

-1 cup milk
-1 tablespoon vinegar
-1 cup white sugar
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-2 teaspoons cinnamon
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-3 eggs
-1 tablespoon maple syrup
-1/2 cup butter, melted

 For the Chocolate Topping
-1 dark chocolate bar, separated into squares (100g)
-1/3 cup butter


    1.   Pour the milk and vinegar in a small bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes to "sour"
    2.   Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Lightly grease a donut baking pan
    3.   In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon
    4.   In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, maple syrup, butter and "sour" milk
    5.   Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until fully incorperated
    6.   Spoon the batter into the prepared bafing pan, filling each cavity around half full. Bake for around 12 minutes or until golden brown

For the Chocolate Glaze
In a small saucepan, melt the butter and the chocolate on medium heat, continually stirring until fully melted.

You might also like:
Easy Ice Cream Cake Donut 

Monday, 20 February 2012

Easy ice cream cake donut

I just got a 6-cavity donut pan. I needed to make donuts right away.  It just had to happen.

The only problem with this plan is that I have never made donuts before.  Well I've made fried apple fritters, but I've never baked donuts, so I thought that this would be a challenge.

The thing is, I wanted to make a cake donut.  So, I cheated, and used boxed cake mixture.  I know, I know, but I was just a little lazy, and I got the package later in the evening and I didn't really want to look around my kitchen for different kinds of ingredients.  But I did add a little twist on the cake recipe.  I put melted ice cream in it.  It was eggnog ice cream, and it was delicious, but you could use any type of ice cream that you like.

What I forgot was these cake recipes made really fluffy cakes, and not the hard cake that you would want for a donut.  But, if you want a fluffy cake in the shape of a donut, this is perfect.

What you'll need:

-1 box chocolate cake mix
-2 cups ice cream, melted.
-3 eggs
-1 cup cold water


    1.   Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray pan with cooking spray
    2.   Mix the chocolate cake mix, ice cream and water until all the lumps are gone
    3.   Mix in the eggs one by one until fully combined
    4.   Pour into pan, and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
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