As I mentioned, I’m doing a Christmas related recipe for every other day of Blogmas which I think everyone is really going to enjoy! I’ve worked so hard on these recipes; most of them are my own creations but some are taken from baking websites which I will obviously credit when I’ve used them.
I’ve never made donuts before but didn’t really like the idea of deep frying them in oil because it’s quite dangerous (knowing how clumsy I am!) and not too healthy either! So I scoured the net and found this recipe for baked donut holes that also don’t require yeast- they’re like little cake pops! The only difference is that I used cinnamon instead of nutmeg for the dough and the glaze was mixed with cinnamon too to give them a more Christmassy flavour.
- 288g plain flour
- 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk
- 113g butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 180ml milk
- 2tsp baking powder
- 2tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- Pre-heat the oven to 190C and get a mini cupcake tray out. This recipe will yield roughly 50 mini donuts.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Cream together the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy, then add the egg, egg yolk and the milk.
- Fold in the flour mixture until just combined and then spoon into the mini cupcake tray.
- Bake in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes, then remove and let cool in the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
For the glaze, combine 250g icing sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon and a splash of milk. Whisk together and then dip each donut hole into the glaze and leave to set for a further few minutes. These donut holes are delicious dipped in melted chocolate and eaten on the same day as baking to ensure they’re as fresh and fluffy as possible.
I love this recipe so much as these donut holes are a lot lighter and cakier than if they were deep fried in oil- plus they’re sooooooo easy to make!
Lots of Love,