Thursday, August 11, 2011

spiced sugar donuts.

 i've deep deep-fat-fried some donuts and fritters in my time. 
due to my investment in multiple silicon forms, i now had the chance to try out baked donuts.
i didn't have a fool-proof recipe so i researched a bit on the internet and gave it a few twists and twinges.
they are a little spicey. wholesome (some whole wheat flour is included!) but fluffy and pretty addictive!
they taste wonderful right out of the oven, but also still delicious cold.
a nice and simple recipe for a quick afternoon snack. 
especially when the weather is not as great as it could be and your expecting visitors.
spiced sugar donuts

 3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp all purpose flour (type 450)
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 tbsp wheat flour (type 550)
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar
large pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup mascarpone
1/4 cup hot milk

weigh dry ingredients into the bowl. 
add butter and chop in coarsely.
add vanilla, egg, mascarpone and lastly milk and blend with (wooden) spoon until all ingredients are combined. don't overmix.
spoon into your donut form and bake at 350 degrees celcius for 10-15 minutes (shorter or longer depending on the size of your form).
while baking, pour some extra granulated sugar in a bowl.
after baking, turn donuts out of form and toss in sugar. 
place on rack to cool. 
or enjoy immediately.