Monday, October 6, 2014

Donuts From Scratch

I tried my hand at a recipe I'd been eying for a while from Mary Quite Contrary Bakes. It was for strawberry donuts. Yum! I changed a few things up due to ingredients on hand, but it was still really tasty. They were super easy to make, and I liked knowing what was in them.

My whole family loved them, but I loved them enough to accidentally eat enough to get a stomach ache. Twice. I suppose that is part of the curse of making mini-donuts, eh? Mini are always easier to eat!

Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts (From: Mary Quite Contrary Bakes)
Servings: 10 doughnuts (or roughly 24 mini donuts)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 10  medium to large strawberries (between 1/2 and 3/4 cup depending on size), pureed with 2 tsp seedless strawberry jam
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cups cold milk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  
Grease a 6-doughnut pan with baking spray.  
To make doughnuts combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.  
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add in milk, egg, butter, and maple syrup.  
Stir until well combined.  
Stir in strawberry mixture, starting with 1/2 of it and adding more only if needed.  Batter should be wet, but not runny.  
Put dough into a pastry bag or plastic bag and snip approx 1-inch off end.  
Pipe batter into each well, reserving extra batter.  
Bake for 7-9 minutes until doughnuts spring back when touched.  
Let cool five minutes and turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely.  
Spray pan again and continue with the rest of batter until all doughnuts have been made.  
While doughnuts are cooling make glaze.  
To make glaze, stir all ingredients together until smooth.  
When doughnuts are cooled dip each into glaze (twice if you want to be naughty about it) and place back on cooling rack to let glaze set.  
When glaze has set enjoy!

I had a perfect consistency after adding 1/2 a cup of strawberry puree, so I didn't add any more. I also didn't add any strawberry jam. My donuts did not taste like strawberry, though they were a light pink. I'm not complaining, they were delicious! If you want that strawberry flavour, add more than 1/2c.

Pictures of the process!

ready to bake!

They ended up being fully dipped in the glaze mixture 1x each, and they were plenty sweet enough for us! I ended up with a bunch of glaze left over, actually. I had to throw it away. I would definitely cut the recipe in half for the glaze next time.

These were super easy to make, and super easy to eat. I had never made donuts before in my life, so you can see that they aren't perfect but still can tell they are donuts. I call that a win. Next time I'll fill the pan a little less full so there is more of a pronounced hole. I assume that will actually give me about 30-36 mini donuts instead of the 24 I got.

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  1. These look like they would be eaten so quickly in my house and I just got a donut pan for Christmas that I haven't use yet. Most recipes I've seen call for buttermilk and my local store has been buttermilk for almost a month.

    1. It's very easy to make your own!

    2. Thank you! I don't think I've ever thought of making my own and we've been really craving these homemade chocolate donuts recipe that I found.