Monday, March 3, 2014

Mardi Gras Baked Donuts



I made some donuts for Fat Tuesday (a day early) because I love baking on cold dreary days. I found this baked donut recipe on http://sallysbakingaddiction.com and she had some terrific recipes.


These donuts are baked and the recipe only makes 6 to 8 donuts - so it's perfect for your Fat Tuesday breakfast! I am giving up sweets for Lent. I will be baking very little during this Lenten season. But I will be working on lots of crafts and decorating projects!

 I am also going to try to do the 40 bags in 40 days project.

Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 large egg

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup rainbow jimmies

Glaze:

1/4 cup milk

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

extra sprinkles 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and granulated sugar in a medium bowl.

In another bowl whisk the milk, yogurt and egg together until everything is smooth. Add the melted butter and vanilla and whisk again. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until everything is combined. Batter will be super thick. Gently fold in the rainbow jimmies. Be gentle with the jimmies so that they don't bleed into the dough.

Gently spoon the batter into the donut cups. Full each donut cup about 3/4 of the way full.


Bake for 9 - 11 minutes - the edges should be lightly browned. Allow the donuts to cool for a few minutes before glazing.


So after the donuts have cooled - start making the glaze. Place the donuts on a wire rack over a cookie sheet. Simply combine the glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan. Whisk the ingredients over low heat until glaze is smooth. Remove the glaze rom heat and start dunking the donuts placing them back on the wire rack. Then dunk them again. Add sprinkles on top of the glaze.


Serve warm or at room temperature. These taste best on the same day. After that baked donuts can get a little stale.

Happy Fat Tuesday!