Again with my sister’s healthful living. This time, we decided to experiment with baked donuts. I just wanted to try to make donuts. I didn’t care if it was baked or fried. I mean, what I really wanted was this:
But we had to resort to making our own. 😦
Anyway, it wasn’t that bad. Although, I’m just going to warn you now, it wasn’t very successful. Whatever, at least we made it. Again, my sister didn’t want to send me the recipe. -_- So I must try my best to remember.
So, for the first time ever, I’m working with yeast.
We put the yeast in with 1/3 cup of warm milk. WARM. The warm activates it. The cold will kill it.
Then wait five minutes, allowing the milk and the yeast to rest. And then we added some “food” for the yeast. Sugar, nutmeg, salt, and half an egg. At first we were like “WTF? Half an egg?” but then I had the genius idea of beating the egg first and then adding half of it to the yeast. I’m so smart.
Then we added flour. I think it was like 1 and 1/4 cup flour… is that right? My sister’s mean.
You want to mix until it forms a dough that is “supple and smooth” and that pulls away from the sides of the bowl. If this means that you have to add a little more flour, then do so. We needed to add a bit more liquid, so we did. Just a little though.
Then you need to knead the dough. (Haha!)
Okay, so we waited and hour, plus more. But we were never really sure when the size doubled. So this is where I think we messed up. Maybe we took it out a little bit too early? Oh well.
When they came out of the oven, my sister sprinkled them with cinnamon/nutmeg sugar. It’s exactly like it sounds. Cinnamon. Nutmeg. Sugar. Wow.
They weren’t bad, actually. The dough was nice and soft and chewy. Of course, they weren’t like the Krispy Kreme donuts I was craving. They were definitely more dense since they were baked and not fried. Kind of like a slightly sweeter version of a bagel with sugar on top.