Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I am here to confess
1- I buy butter, sugar, chocolate chips, and vanilla extract at Costco. Yes- I buy metric tons of them, and go through multiple Costco trips of each a year. I'd buy flour there too if it wouldn't take up half my house.
2- I collect random cooking items, like doughnut pans, just because.
3- Sometimes, at 8:00 on a Thursday night, I just need to bake. And sometimes that results in doughnuts.
4- I'm on the school nutrition committee, yet I fed these doughnuts to my students. This clearly was not nutritious. In my defense I only gave each kid 1/3 of a doughnut, which probably makes me the meanest teacher EVER. (Right guys?! I know you're reading this! My students just discovered my blog and now read it daily, much to my dismay and humble embarrassment.)
So back to the business of doughnuts. If you're a fan of my facebook fan page this picture must look quite familiar. And let me tell you, these things are good stuff. It was my first time making doughnuts and these were a success. They are super pretty and quite easy to make. They were a bit... cakey... but that wasn't an issue. They tasted like a cross between a cupcake and a doughnut, and pardon me for asking, but can you imagine anything more amazing?
If you don't have a doughnut pan they are a cheap investment. (Really cheap if you convince your sister to buy them for you for the holidays like I did- Thanks Melly!) But in all honesty, they are about $10 a pan and you will use them over and over again. Well worth the investment, and much healthier than frying them.
Source: Doughnuts adapted from For The Love of Cooking, Glaze from this post
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 tbsp canola oil
1- Preheat the oven to 450.
2- Stir the dry ingredients together. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk then whisk together for 1 minute. Add the oil and continue to whisk until well combined.
3- Grease the muffin tins. Fill each 2/3 of the way. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool completely before icing. Yields 10 doughnuts.
1 1/8 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tbsp. light corn syrup
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1-3 tbsp. water
1- Whisk the first four ingredients together. Add the water slowly until it reaches the desired consistency.
2- Spoon over the doughnuts. Top with sprinkles, if interested.