Saturday, October 11, 2008

Baked Donuts

Have you picky eaters at home? Do i need to ask? When the food you show them at the supermarket, is received with great enthusiasm, with jumping joys of 'I want, I want', but what happens after? One try and the rest of the pack are left in the fridge, staring at you, every time you open the fridge. I am from the old school and frugality is top in my list. I must get rid of these yogurt drink before they expire, i made bread, pancake and then donuts too.

Donuts are not so appealing when not dressed(glazed), so, i glazed some but they were not accepted by the picky eaters, they exclaimed that they preferred the plain ones better. I was relieved to hear that, cos i personally do not like glazes and after 8 years here, still have not acquired the american's pleasure of all glazed pastries.


1 cup self rising flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 bottle of The Dannon Danimals drink (3.1 oz) - flavor of your choice or any yogurt drink
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 c. sifted powdered sugar
2 or 4 tbsp. milk
Toppings: Everything and Anything except the kitchen sink

1. In a big bowl, combine (A).
2. Beat (B) lightly and pour into (A), mix by folding in until all the liquid is combined with the flour. Mixture will be still lumpy. Set aside.
3. Spray the donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and fill them half full. (Half filled will result donuts with hole at the bottom but if you don't mind and want a bigger donut, then fill 3/4 full)
4. Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes for the normal size donuts, for the mini ones 6 - 7 minutes will do or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire rack.
To glaze:
Combine powdered sugar with milk, stirring until smooth.
Dip donuts and holes in glaze.
Sit on rack to drain and top with toppings.



Anonymous said...

Hi Lily,
This recipe is wonderful. I was thinking of using a egg wash instead of sugar glaze. Tinting it and adding favoring to it and some sugar. I will try chocolate sprinkle, and other sprinkle on top of egg wash before baking it.

Chocolate chip in dough might be good. I got a donut pan for jelly donut. Might try pie filling in it and bake.


CY said...

This is a great recipe, thanks so much for sharing! I must look out for the donut pans here in Australia... not sure if they sell it in the shops. Would your recipe do well in a muffin tin? (but then it wouldn't be donuts without the holes huh?)

I agree about the glzed donuts, I still don't understand the krispy kreme craze!


Unknown said...


put the topping on to the donut moulds before putting on the batter. the chocolate chips or shavings will melt and create a glaze. use nuts or seeds.

Hungry Gal said...

Gosh Lily - these are gorgeous. Where did you get the donut pan? I have never seen them!

Unknown said...

hungry gal

i got mine from the Goodwill store for 1.00 a piece. my friend said that she got hers at the outlet in castle rock, colorado.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lily, Is self rising flour available in an American market?

Edith said...

Lily, is this soft and fluffy type? I am in love with Krispy Kreme minus the sweetness. heheh.

Unknown said...


yes there is but you don't have to buy them, use 1 cup bleached flour and add 1 tsp baking powder.

Unknown said...

a little about me

yes, these are soft and sweet.

Anonymous said...

hi lily
what can i use instead of the youghurt drink? (coz not too sure what this is)

lilyng said...


you could use milk and omit the baking soda

Anonymous said...

hi lily,

the donuts look good!! i bought a mini donut pan after i saw your posting :)
can I use yogurt instead of yogurt drink? thanks!

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