Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Itty Bitty Doughnuts

Lets talk about how crazy I'm going not having an oven, we were waiting for a part for almost two months. On Friday I left for work excited that the repair man had got the part and would have the oven fixed while I was out. There were almost tears when I got home and not only was the oven still broken he found a problem with the cook top too. I dont know what I've done to be so unlucky this week, I also tripped on an escalator and hurt my knee pretty bad and then yesterday I squished my finger in a door. No accidents today so maybe things are looking up.
Not baking makes me sad and I needed cheering so I went out and bought a mini doughnut maker, or at least that's the excuse I'm using. It has nothing to do with me being amused by novelty kitchen appliances or because the doughnut maker makes the cutest tiny little doughnuts I have ever seen. Actually maybe those things did kind of push me towards it, plus it was only $12 how could I go wrong.
Using a recipe from the little manual that came with the doughnut maker, I made a whole bunch of yummy baby doughnuts. The the only downside is that you have to eat the doughnuts pretty soon after making them (although you may see that as a upside) I found the doughnuts tend to get a bit soggy if you leave them too long.

If you need some cheering make some baby doughnuts, cover them in Christmas sprinkles and eat them.
For the Doughnuts

2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk

To make the doughnuts- first of all preheat the doughnut maker and grease the doughnut holes with a little butter, careful not to burn yourself.

While the maker is heating prepare the batter. combine all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, add all the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into a piping bag, pipe about a teaspoon of batter into each doughnut hole.

Shut the doughnut maker and cook for about 3 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Pop the doughnuts out with a fork or skewer and allow to cool, repeat with the remaining mixture. While the doughnuts are cooling make the frosting. (If you're too impatient to ice them rolling them in cinnamon sugar is just as yummy)
For the Frosting

2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon butter
2 tablespoons boiling water
green and pink colouring (a tiny dot at a time)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Sprinkles

To make the Frosting- sift the icing sugar into a small bowl, stir in butter and enough water to make a smooth icing. (The consistancy should be similar to thickened cream.)

Divide the icing into 3 bowls, mix the cocoa powder into one bowl and the tiniest bit of pink and green colouring into each of the other two.

While working with icing set the bowl into a second bowl of hot water to stop it hardening. Dip the tops of the baby doughnuts into the frosting and allow the excess to dip off.
Place the coated doughnuts on a cooling rack, add some sprinkles and allow to set.
Eat them all up! Yum!

9 comments:

  1. so cute as always! I was wondering how good these little machines were.

    Nom! x

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  2. These donuts are adorable. I have a donut dough press thing (contraption...?) but I think it was made for deepfrying. I'd really love to get the donut maker just so I could make these.

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  3. Mmmmmm...i want one now!

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  4. Sorry to hear about your bad luck, but the doughnuts look fantastic!

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  5. 1 mini doughnut maker now added to my xmas list...they look great!

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  6. These are so cute! You are doing well without an oven...I really love your decoration of these.

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  7. Oh I love doughnuts might have to buy myself one of these thanks for sharing. just found your lovely blog and now following if you get a spare minute come and visit and follow back if you like, nice to find new friend to catch up with. I hope you have a wonderful day.

    Always wendy

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  8. Arghhh they are so cute!!! Love how you put them on the straw.. very neat!

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  9. Came across your blog by browsing and so glad i did! You are so talented and I just love your ideas! Love the 16th bday! How cute! I am your most recent follower! blessings!

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