I'm posting this a bit early because I'll probably be have my mind elsewhere this coming Friday as my daughter is getting married on Saturday (June 23rd). The formal reception for almost 200 people will be in our back yard under an enormous white tent. It's going to be an exciting time and this week is going to fly by!
Back to the doughnuts. I've had these doughnut trays for a while and haven't yet used them. They are made by Wilton and can be purchased at Michael's Craft stores. They are $10. You can almost always find a 40% off one item coupon online or in your local Sunday newspaper inserts.
Several recipes came up when I did a "baked doughnut" search. I found one on King Arthur that I had all the ingredients for, so I went with that one. I did, however, use wheat instead of white pastry flour.
Being baked, gives the doughnut a cake like taste. Using wheat flour makes it taste "healthy" (good, but not as good as using white pastry flour - IMHO). Just about all of the doughnuts disappeared shortly after taking them out of the oven. I had guests and they ate them before I had a chance to put a glaze on them!
I also used my batter pen and nutmeg grater.
Here is the recipe & step by step photos:
|Wilton Doughnut Pan & Ingredients|
|Batter will be slightly thick & grainy if using wheat pastry flour.|
|Batter Pen & Baker's Joy. Liberally spray pan.|
|Batter is a bit thick for the batter pen.|
I may cut a corner of a zip lock bag to pipe this batter in next time.
|I really filled the pan and had batter left for two more.|
|What the doughnuts look like when you flip them out.|
Cut one shows cake texture.