So, you might have read my last adventure in experimental baking: The Baked Doughnut.
Since I made that first batch I have been super busy with work, most nights I have been working til very late at night. So no baking. :(
Tonight I was finally able to have night off and I decided to make a new and improved batch, with the aim of making them lighter and fluffier. I didn't use any fancy equipment, just mixing bowls, whisks, the doughnut pan and the oven.
They are beautiful, light and fluffy with a nice crisp shell and a lovely caramel colour. I'm super-duper pleased with them!!!
Spiced Vanilla Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze
Makes 12 small doughnuts
1 1/4 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
3 Tbs Nuttelex Olive Oil Spread
1/4 cup Natvia for Baking
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs vanilla bean extract
1/2 tsp Wilton butter essence
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
2 Tbs water
1 cup icing sugar mixture
3 Tbs milk
1 1/2 Tbs Nuttelex Olive Oill Spread
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1 tsp rose water essence
1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
2. Place flour, baking powder and baking soda in a small bowl and mix well.
3. In a large mixing bowl combine coconut oil, Nuttelex, Natvia, brown sugar, slat, cinnamon, butter essence and vanilla bean extract and beat with a balloon whisk until smooth.
4. In a measuring jug, measure your milk and then add your egg and water and beat lightly to break up the egg.
5. Place 1/3 of the flour mixture into the main mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Place 1/2 of the milk mixture in the large bowl and whisk. Add another 1/3 of the flour and combine. Add the remaining milk, combine and then add the last of the flour. Mix with the whisk until just smooth.
7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.
8. Meanwhile place the icing sugar mixture and milk in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add Nuttelex, rose water and vanilla and whisk until smooth.
9. Remove doughnuts from oven. Cool in tin for 3 minutes and then turn out.
Note: I may or may not have completely submerged a hot doughnut in the glaze and then plonked it on a plate to eat with a cup of tea in celebration. ;)