A few months ago i went to visit my Nanna who lives on the mainland near Reading,as the Island is quite bad for shops we all went shopping in main city center, and of course i had to pop into Lakeland! the mecca to all bakers and cooks alike, If you don't know what lakeland is then let me just fill you in a bit, its a store where you can buy pretty much everything you need for your kitchen, they sell all sorts - pots and pans, baking trays, jars for persevering and Topsy turvey cake tins,decoration tools to name but a few of what they sell, Its pretty amazing and as the island doesn't have one - which by the way i think would be far better then Pirmark or primarny as people like to call it. so yeah off i went, i picked up a silicon mini doughnut tray, £4.99 which for making 20 doughnuts actually pays for its self, now i must admit it took me longer to actually get around to making them, but as the laptop at home is down and my Mr is playing Halo4 i took my opportunity to give it a test run.
For 12 sugar dusted doughnuts
- 75g (2½oz) plain flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 55g (2oz) caster sugar
- 60ml (2¼fl oz) milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp olive oil (If preferred 10g (½oz) melted butter may be added in place of the olive oil)
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Extra sugar for dusting
For 36 sugar dusted doughnuts
- 225g (8oz) plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 175g (6oz) caster sugar
- 175ml (6fl oz) milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tbsp olive oil (If preferred 30g (1½oz) melted butter may be added in place of the olive oil)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Extra sugar for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 325°F/160°C/Gas 3. Lightly brush the doughnut pan with cooking oil.
- Take a large roomy bowl, and sift the flour, baking powder and salt into it. Add the sugar and give it a stir round to combine.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, beaten egg, olive oil and vanilla extract together and add this to the dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.
- Using a teaspoon carefully fill each of the doughnut cups around ¾ full with the batter. Place in the oven and bake for about 8 minutes, or until firm, but springy to the touch. Cool slightly.
- Sprinkle a little caster sugar onto a plate or other flat surface. Turn the doughnuts out and dip them (bottoms first!) into the sugar and Hey Presto fabulous sugar-dusted doughnuts in no time at all!
These were pretty darn good!, will definitely be making these again, will get a little more festive when December arrives and the parties start!
I've never really gotten on well with silicon in the past but this one worked, next on my list is the silicon molds that were used in the Great British bake off, when they did chocolate tea cake, i think i'll but that from Lakeland also.
If you want to buy the tray click on image.