Pink yumminess on the blog today – baked vanilla donuts. These donuts are just out of this world…
Here is the recipe, enjoy!
Delicious Baked Vanilla Donuts (yield: 20)
- 2 tablespoons (30 g) butter
- 1 ½ (350 ml) tepid milk
- 1 ¾ oz. (50 g) fresh yeast
- 2/3 cup (150 g) regular sugar
- 1 packet Jell-O vanilla instant pudding powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 5 cups (625 g) all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 375 ˚F (190 ˚C).
Bring out all the ingredients.
Melt the butter in the microwave.
Crumble the yeast into a bowl, add the tepid milk and set aside for a few minutes to activate the yeast.
Pour the milk/yeast mixture into a mixing bowl with the melted butter.
Add the sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, vanilla pudding powder and salt.
Add the flour and start mixing.
Then add the eggs.
Knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a ball.
I like to use this donut pan.
Put the dough into a greased bowl.
Cover with a clean dish towel and leave to rise for about an hour, or until the dough has doubled in size.
Lightly dust a work surface with flour and roll out the dough about ½-inch (1 cm) thick. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out the donuts. If you are using donut pans use a cookie cutter with the same diameter as the cavities of the pan, and cut out a small hole in the middle. If you are not using a donut pan make the middle hole just before baking.
Alternatively use a glass or mug for this.
Place the donuts in the pan, or onto a lined baking tray.
Cover with a clean dish towel and leave to rise again for another 45 minutes.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 8 minutes.
If you like them plain they are now ready to eat!
So soft and fluffy…
When it comes to the glaze I like to use fruit puré instead of milk for a fresher flavor.
- 3-4 fresh raspberries
- 2 cups (250 g) powdered sugar
- few drops food coloring (optional)
Press the berries through a sieve to remove the little seeds, then mix with the powdered sugar and food coloring if using.
This is such a fresh and delicious glaze!
Dip the donuts into the glaze.
If you don’t want to make the glaze you can brush the donuts with some melted sugar, then sprinkle with some granulated sugar mixed with a little ground cinnamon.
Kids tend to love these donuts… There are endless possibilities when it comes to glazes and toppings; perfect for a child’s birthday party.
That’s it for now – see you again soon.