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Hello baked donuts, bye-bye Broncos and bye-by Billy

Posted Jan 13 2013 5:23pm

I finally caved and bought a donut pan.  I don’t really like unitasker kitchen stuff, but I have been wanting to bake donuts for a while without doing a yeasted cutout kind for time’s sake.  The time to bake was Saturday morning.

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Anhoo, here is the recipe I based mine off of from Your Cup of Cake .  I made a few changes. 

Donut batter:

  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp of unbleached AP flour
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cold butter
  • 1/2 cup of 1% milk, heated
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and diced fine (the smaller pieces the better).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a donut pan with cooking spray.  I have a 6 cavity medium donut size. Not the large and not the mini, so your baking time will vary depending on your pan.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 

P1120010   Then cut in the butter.  I use my fingers to do this because I think it does a better job.  In another bowl, microwave the milk for 45 seconds to 1 minute. You want it pretty warm, but not boiling.  Stir in the the yogurt, whisk in the beaten egg and vanilla.  Add to the dry ingredients.

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Mix just until almost incorporated, but you still see some flour.  Then fold in the apples.

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Distribute the batter evenly in the pan. You actually want them about 3/4 full and not all the way full as mine are here.

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That way you will have a hole all the way through. Mine baked up a little high.  Anyway,  bake for 12-15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean or the top springs back when set. 

Aren’t they cute?

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While the donuts are cooling, make the glaze:

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • a few drops of maple flavoring (optional)

Mix this all really well.  When the donuts are mostly cool, dip the tops into the glaze.  I actually ran out of glaze for the 9th donut, so I suppose you could make a little more or thin out the glaze a bit.  Then eat!

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For 9 donuts,  each one with glaze is approximately 150 calories, 26 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein, 1 gram of fiber. These are moist and cake like.  John was a happy camper with these.

I think you could do them in a mini muffin pan as well.  It just won’t be as fun Big Grin

Man, that Broncos game was tiring and waaaay too long.  I was exhausted after that game and there were a lot of F-bombs flying around the house (all by me, too). I am disappointed the the Broncos didn’t win on Saturday, but it was a good run.  Now to retire my jersey until the fall.  Not sure who to root for now.  I don’t like either the Ravens or the Patriots (even though I did pick the Ravens to be in the superbowl back in the fall). Maybe the 49ers?

Today I had to say goodbye to Billy.  He went to his forever home. 

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He is so, so sweet and loving.  Who knew that a scaredy cat that hated people would end up such a lover!  I will miss him.  I sniffled all the way home after giving him to the adoption coordinator.  I know he will be so happy having a home.   Please no more stray kitties for a while.  It’s hard on the pocketbook and the heart.  I’ll have to post all the ones we have rehomed since moving here :D

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