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Monday, January 24, 2011

Powdered Sugar Doughnuts

I have been wanting to make powdered sugar doughnuts for quite some time now, but what with school starting up full time they just kept getting put off and put off until Saturday morning when I buckled down and resolved that it would finally be the day.

Now these are a little bit different than a doughnut that you're going to get at your local big chain shop.  They are baked and not fried, and are closer to a cake doughnut but a little more airy than the standard one you'll find at supermarkets and the like. This is by no means a bad thing though, and while I won't classify these as "health food" they are much healthier than any other doughnut you'll ever get your hands on.  And the best part is 20 minutes after I started the recipe, they were being happily eaten by my family.

This recipe does require one special piece of equipment.

A doughnut pan.  While these aren't the most common of kitchen tools, they are inexpensive and well worth the effort of going out and getting one for yourself.  Once you make homemade doughnuts in this in 15 minutes, you'll never want to live life without it again.  

If you're not a fan of powdered sugar, just leave these puppies plain!

Or add some icing and sprinkles! Valentine's Day doughnuts would be so much fun.  I'll have to add that to my pile of 5000+ recipes to try.  But really, stop reading this and go make these now.

Powdered Sugar Doughnuts
Serves: 6

1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
3 tablespoons butter (melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup milk
1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray your doughnut pan with baking spray.  Combine all dry ingredients in bowl with a whisk and set aside.  In a separate bowl combine eggs, butter, vanilla, and milk.  Whisk until combined.  Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until just combined.  Scoop batter into a large plastic bag and cut 1/2 tip of the end of the bag.  Fill each doughnut mold in doughnut pan.  Bake for 7-9 minutes until doughnuts are springy when touched.  Put powdered sugar into a different large plastic bag.  After 5 minutes take two doughnuts at a time and shake in powdered sugar bag until well coated. Repeat for remaining doughnuts and enjoy.

Recipe adapted from: Naturally Ella

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