There is some contention around the world as to how you spell the word Donuts. So how ever you spell it this is a fantastic recipe to try at home. You can pick up a Donut pan at most kitchenware shops these days for very cheap and most people have the basic ingredients in their kitchen to begin with.
In the last couple of weeks I have seen so many variations of these baked donuts across the web. I think the cupcake craze has turned into a baked donut craze! These donuts are easy enough to whip up for desserts mid week or even just as an afternoon treat for the kids, that is if they last long enough for the kids!
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bi carb soda
1 large egg
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk of choice
1/4 cup Greek yoghurt or sour cream
2 tablespoons butter melted
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice
4 tablespoons cream
Grease your donut tin, I gave mine a light spray with olive oil.
You will need a piping bag for this, quick tip stick your piping bag or ziploc bag in a jug and pull the sides over the edge, makes for easier filling.
Place egg, milk, yogurt/sour cream (note here you can substitute a 1/2 cup of butter milk for the milk/yoghurt) brown sugar, vanilla and melted butter, in your mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
Place your dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and bi carb in a bowl and set aside.
Your wet mix may look lumpy but that is fine as the butter has just solidified again.
Gently fold your wet ingredients into your dry, don't over mix.
Your mix will appear quite thick.
Spoon into your piping bag.
I use a clip on the end of mine to make sure nothing spills out. Cut the tip off the end of your bag about a centimetre wide.
Pipe a nice ring of mix into your pan. The mix should come no more than half way up your pan or you will have muffins with a dent in them.
Bake in a 180C pre heated oven for 8 to 9 minutes.
Now when cooked you can tip out and allow to cool or if doing a cinnamon sugar version tip them straight into your cinnamon sugar while hot to coat them.
While your donuts are cooling and the second batch baking (if you only have a half doz pan) melt your chocolate and cream together in the microwave in 30 second bursts.
Once your glaze has cooled slightly (otherwise it will slide off the donuts) you can dip them in the chocolate ganache.
If you are like me you enjoy a sprinkle on your donut. I couldn't make up my mind so I did both coloured and chocolate sprinkles.
They didn't last too long!
NOTE: I have substituted 1 mashed banana for the egg as well. This made a very yummy chocolate glazed banana donut.