Another round of What’s Baking is wrapping up, and I was lucky enough to host this time! I picked doughnuts as the theme because, well, doughnuts are awesome.
Usually, it takes me a bit to get things from the kitchen to the blog, but these lovely things came out of my oven this morning. They were delicious. I felt like I’d walked into a doughnut shop – the smell, the warm goodies. Every Friday should start out like this!
Be sure to stop back Monday and see the roundup of all the lovely doughnuts my fellow bloggers made!
Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
(from Sally’s Baking Addiction)
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 large egg
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a doughnut pan with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the next four ingredients. Whisk the 2 Tbsp. melted butter and vanilla extract into the wet ingredients. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry, until thoroughly combined.
Transfer the batter to a large zipper-top bag and snip the corner to make a piping bag. Pipe into the doughnut pan to make them 3/4 of the way full. You can spoon it in, too – but piping is neater!
Bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges are lightly brown. Remove to a cooling rack.
Melt the 1/2 cup butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, whisk together the 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. When the doughnuts are cool enough to handle, dip in melted butter and then cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Serve immediately. Store leftovers in an airtight container.