The food blogging world can be a dangerous place, especially for the old wallet. Every time I turn around, I find a recipe I want to try and, sometimes, those recipes require a gadget that I don't have. A couple of months ago, I started seeing doughnut recipes pop up everywhere. I considered buying a doughnut maker but couldn't quite justify the price. Would I use it? Still not sure about that. So, I compromised and bought doughnut pans - cheaper with easier clean-up and storage.
So, there they sat on my dining room table waiting to be utilized. Then, I found this recipe by Chef in Training's Guest Blogger, Katie from This Chick Cooks. I love blueberry cake doughnuts from Krispy Kreme so I knew that I would like these. Besides, I could justify them as both a breakfast pastry and dessert.
Baked Blueberry Doughnuts
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons buttermilk (or regular milk)
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
½ cup blueberries
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Crush your berries with the back of a fork. In a separate bowl, mix together milk, eggs, oil, blueberries and water. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Bake at 325 degrees for 16-18 minutes in a 6-doughnut pan or in a mini doughnut maker according to manufacturer directions. Alternatively, you can bake them in lined mini muffin tins for 7-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. While the doughnuts are cooling make your glaze.
For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Add water 1 teaspoon at a time until it reaches a thick drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled doughnuts and enjoy! Yields: 8 regular or 24-30 mini doughnuts.
Source: adapted from baked doughnut recipe at kingarthurflour.com.
The newest addition to my kitchen...
These doughnuts were moist and tender much like a muffin. Delicious!
Share your desserts at my linky party: Sweet Indulgences Sunday.