I love donuts. I don’t eat a lot of them mind you because well, they are donuts. But boy could I. A little more than I year ago I tried my hand at making baked donuts without the use of a donut pan. This was a mistake. Even the most solid dough just spread out in the pan and came out of the oven looking all together undonutlike. After a few unsuccessful attempts I shelved the idea of making my own delectable treats. Then came Father’s Day. My lovely wife presented me with silicon donut molds.
1 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup butter, melted
The site says this recipe will make 12 donuts but I ended up with 24, and I could have had 36 had I made the first batch right.
Step 1-. Preheat the oven to 400 and mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl and the wet ingredients in a medium bowl (I think 2 teaspoons of cinnamon is overkill so I went with 1 1/2). Then mix both sets of ingredients together.
Step 2-. Shape the donuts into the molds. This took me two tries. On my first batch I made the rookie mistake of filling the molds all the way to the top. That produced something that looks like a bizarre cross between a muffin and a donut. The second time I properly filled the molds only about half way up.
Step 3- Bake the for about 9 minutes or until golden brown. The original recipe called for a baking time of 12 minutes but I assumed since mine were smaller they would need less time. At 9 minutes my donuts came out nice and golden.
In the end these donuts came out really well and taste pretty good. I am certain I will make them again. But I can’t help but think that I haven’t found my go to donut recipe just yet. Though Simeon seems pretty taken with them. He has eaten two already and just announced to me that he is a donut monster. Like father like son I suppose.