Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Homemade Baked Sugar Doughnut or Donut

Last Few days my 18 months old daughter stopped taking solid foods and she refuses to eat rice roti everything. As a mother it’s become a great challenge for me to feed her solid foods anyhow. So I started asking my friends who are mom also and they gave me few useful suggestion.  As well as I read few of the articles in Google where most of the moms said give her something different but which has the protein and calcium too. So I decided not to force her with the daily meals and better to try something different for her.

Especially for her I made some SUGAR DOUGHNUTS or DONUT  which has milk, butter, flour so at a time she can eat some protein and calcium too. The recipe is very easy and a perfect breakfast or you can pack this for lunch box also. But honestly speaking me and my husband we both  also enjoyed the DONUTS with her. Being a mother every day we have to face some new challenges and any how we have to overcome from the situation.

DONUTS are very famous in US and UK, it has two kinds of shape one is RING DONUTS and FIELD DONUTS. DONUTS are basically a fried food but this one is for my daughter so I baked it. And for giving some nice look I decorated them with some icing sugar and chocolate.

Preparation time: 15 mints.
Baking time: 10 to 12 mints.

1.One cup all-purpose flour.
2.Two spoon butter.
3.One tea spoon dry yeast.
4.A pinch of salt.
5.One table spoon sugar.
6.One small cup of milk.
7.Two table spoon icing sugar.
8.One tea spoon vanilla essence.
9.One table spoon of coco powder.
10.Some more flour for making the dough.
11.One tea spoon cinnamon powder.


Luke warms the milk in microwave and adds one tea spoon butter into the milk and stir till the butter melt completely.

In a bowl add the flour, salt, sugar, dry yeast and mix well. Slowly add the butter and milk mixture and vanilla essence and make a smooth dough. 

Now in a plain surface add some flour and knead the dough nicely till it become very soft and smooth.

Now take another bowl and sprinkle some flour, now put the dough inside the bowl and cover with a foil paper and keep it a warm place for 1 hour.

Now with the help of a rolling pin roll it out to about 1/2-inch thickness on a lightly floured counter.

With the help of any round bowl or if you have doughnout cutter cut the circles in the dough.

Now take one small round shape cutter to make the hole of the doughnuts. Be sure to make the holes large enough that as the doughnuts rise again and bake, they don’t fill in the doughnut hole with the puffiness of the dough. After cutting the first set of circles bring together the 
extra dough and again do the same process.

Now put the doughnuts in a tray and cover with a greased plastic wrap for 20 mints.

Now bake them in 375 F for 8 to 10 mints or till both the sides turn brown.

Now take one small bowl and add the icing sugar vanilla essence and some milk and make a smooth mixture.

In a separate bowl add the icing sugar and cinnamon powder and mix well.

Now in a different bowl add the one tea spoon of butter and the coco powder and mix well.

Now brush the butter mixture into the DOUGHNUTS and sprinkle the icing sugar and cinnamon powder mixture into that.

And for few doughnuts brush the butter and coco powder mixture decorate them with the icing sugar and milk mixture.

You can keep the DOUGHNUTS in fridge for few mints till the icing sugar and butter become stiff.