2009/02/12

Baked donuts

Baked donuts, Food-4tots

When I first saw the healthy baked donut from Little Corner of Mine, I was so excited to know that you can bake donut instead of deep-frying it. A healthier choice for my son who loves donut so much. Even more interesting is this recipe uses yogurt instead of milk and yeast. As a novice at baking, I personally find this recipe pretty simple and easy-to-follow. No electric mixer is required either.
Although the taste of the baked donut is distinctly different from the conversional one, my family members still like it very much for its soft and moist texture which is similar to steamed cakes. It is now on the "top hit" list of my family's choice for tummy filler. Although best consumed on the same day, you can keep any leftover in the fridge and reheat them to be consumed the next day.

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I strongly recommend the use of donut tube pans in making these lovely donuts. For my first few attempts, I used muffin trays and the donuts turned out like erupted volcanoes! Hahaha!


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Recipe adapted and modified from Little Corner of Mine.

Yield: 24 mini donuts

Ingredients:
Group (A)
1 cup plain flour
1/3 cup sugar (if you are making plain donuts, then you can increase the amount of sugar but not more than ½ cup)
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Group (B)
1 egg
1 tub (150gm) plain yogurt
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Toppings/ coating (optional)
- use your own creativity! (You can hop over to here and here for ideas)

Method :
1) Preheat oven at 200°C.
2) Grease the donut pan with butter/ oil and set aside.
3) Combine ingredient (A) in a large bowl.
4) Combine ingredient (B) in another bowl and beat lightly.
5) Mix ingredient (B) into (A) by folding in until the batter is smooth.
6) Place the toppings at the bottom (if any).
7) Transfer batter into a piping bag and pipe batter into the greased pans.
8) Don’t overfill them as the batter will expand during baking. Only fill until ½ full if you want to see a donut hole.
9) Bake at 200°C for 7-8 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Test with a toothpick. It should come out clean when inserted near the center of the donut.
10) Remove from oven. Cool for 5 mins. Then remove donuts from pans and cool on wire rack.

Are you looking for a Valentine's gift to impress your loved ones? If you have budget constraints, time constraints........(or whatever constraints), try making these donuts! It worth the efforts.

HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!!!
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Other references:
- Lily's Wai Sek Hong
-
My Culinary Journal
-
101 Cookbooks (this one uses yeast)

27 comments:

Selba said...

What an interesting pan for making donuts :D

Happy V's day!

noobcook said...

wow! they look so perfect and pretty! looks much better to me than those sold outside ;)

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Gorgeous! Love it... will try it out for my son and hubby soon, I'm sure they will love it.

Pearl said...

omgosh! you are so creative! where did you get those donut pans?

pigpigscorner said...

They look really moist and delicious!And the pan is so cute, don't think I've seen it before.

mycookinghut said...

this is nice! I never knew of baked donuts.. great!!
I love donuts too.. been so long since i had them!

New Kid on the Blog said...

never know there's such donuts pans in the market.

worldwindows said...

The donut pan cost a bomb? Small price for healthier alternative.

Nina Timm said...

Most interesting, as you will see on my site, I have taken a new approach on health and life and this recipe is just perfect...a step in the right direction... I love your site and got here via Foodgawker!

Food For Tots said...

Selba: Happy V's day to u too!

Noobcook: Tks for your compliments. Give it a try.

Bits of Life 'n' Taste: A great gift for Valentine. Hope they will luv it. ;)

Pearl: Tks for your compliments. I bought them from Sun Lik, 33 Seah Street, Singapore. Guess you can find them at the baking store.

Pigpigscorner: A new discovery for me too! Hehehe!

My cooking hut: Tks for your kind words. Give it try and hope you will like it.

NKOTB: I am also new to these pans. Luckily I managed to get the address frm 1 of the blogger.

Worldwindows: Each pan costs S$7. If you only use them once, then it will be a bomb to u. But u can increase your rate of returns on this investment by making more donuts in future. They are also great gifts for friends & relatives. ;)

Nina Timm: Tks for dropping by. Glad that you find this recipe useful to u. ;)

Pam said...

You've read my mind! I was just thinking the other day how great it would be to bake donuts. I love your pan and will be on the lookout for one. Great recipe.

Little Inbox said...

This is definitely a better choice. Hmm, I like it in this way. Healthier.

Dora said...

Hmmm...home-baked ones are definitely very much "yummicious" (yummy + delicious) than those available at food outlets. ;p

tigerfish said...

Cute. Happy Valentine Day!

CY said...

Baked donuts are way healthier for the kids, so no guilt for mummy to have extra! :) I've been looking for these pans for a while here in Perth but with no luck, but ended up finding an electric one on sale!

Food For Tots said...

Pam: Glad that we share the same tots. If you bake them, let me know the outcome. ;)

Little Inbox: Give it a try. A very quick and easy recipe. U should have no problem in making them. ;)

Dora: Yes, I totally agree with you. It is more economical too! ;)

Tigerfish: Tks! Happy V's Day to you too!

CY: Yeah, I saw ur posting before. The eletric pan is too big and expensive for my case. ;) Have u tried making the donuts? What's your outcome?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beautiful!! Aren't these babies yummy? Glad you liked them. :)

Gattina said...

ok, let me see if I find the tray in here... your donuts look really good I can't resist!

Food For Tots said...

Little Corner of Mine: Oh, yes! They are my son's yummy tummy! Tks for your sharing. I will definitely go to dig out more treasures from your "kitchen" in future. Hehehe!

Gattina: Just come over to my kitchen. I have plenty of reused containers for you. ;)

Sara said...

These are adorable! A little healthier than regular ones, too.

Beachlover said...

oh!! your donut look great!! I bought a donut pan 2 years ago but still didn't make any donut one!lol! maybe I should get another pan first...ok...tomorrow going to outlet to look for bargain..now your post iniated me to bake soon!!

mikky said...

oh my, they look great... too bad i don't have the donut pan, now i need to scout for one... :)

Food For Tots said...

Sara: Tks for dropping by at my blog and your kind words.

Beachlover: Better hurry! Looking forward to see your posting about these donuts soon. ;)

Mikky: If u dun mind the shape, u can try using mini muffin pans ;)

Selba said...

psssttt... an award for you, please collect it here ;)

Food For Tots said...

Selba: Thanks a lot for the award. I am really appreciated that. ;)

Priya said...

I just made these - they are excellent! I used Martha Stewart's "tea cake" pan, available at Macy's. They look adorable, and are the perfect size. I'm just wondering if you've ever tried to fill these with jelly or jam? I was thinking of doing it, but thought the jam might sink to the bottom....if you have any tips, I'm all ears! Thanks for the recipe.

Food For Tots said...

Priya: "Teacake" pan is new to me but sounds interesting! Tks for your sharing. I haven't tried filling it with jam or jelly before but you can give it a try. If you are using the mini donut pan, try to fill up the pan 90% full. The batter will cover up the donut hole when it is fully cooked. Turn it over and fill with a jam or jelly of your preference. Just thinking out loud. ;)