Donuts

Yum.  I love donuts, and the fact that we have a Krispy Kreme nearby is not missed on my kids.  They LOVE Krispy Kreme, (or Krispy Crack, as I say).  I hate feeding them that junk anymore, so for Valentine’s Day, I bought a donut pan (finally!) and was determined to make my own.  Would they be the same mouth-watering greasy-ooziness as Krispy Kreme?  I didn’t even try.  But, a nice, homemade cake-type donut with chocolate and sprinkles that tastes great would be just great with me.


I got this recipe from the fantastic blog VeganYumYum.  Here’s the recipe:

Donuts with Sprinkles
Makes 6 donuts

Dry Ingredients:
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp (scant) Nutmeg
1 tiny pinch or shake Cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Soymilk
1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Egg Replacer for 1 Egg (I sed EnR-G Egg replacer)
4 Tbs Earth Balance

Preheat oven to 350º F

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients with a whisk to mix thoroughly. Combine wet ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium low heat and mix until earth balance is melted. This mixture should NOT get too hot, you should be able to stick your finger in the mixture. It should feel slightly warm.

Add wet to dry and mix until just combined. It should form a very soft dough.

Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out dough into your ungreased nonstick mini-donut pan. Smooth out the top of the dough with your fingers, this will make for more even, prettier donuts, but isn’t crucial.

Bake for 12 minutes. They should not be browned on top, but a tester will come out clean. Invert hot pan over a cutting board or cooling rack to release donuts. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

Time for toppings!

Glaze with Sprinkles
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar (lump free!)
1 Tbs Soymilk
Bowl full of sprinkles (1/4 to 1/2 cup, ish?)

Whisk soymilk and powdered sugar together. Dip the “bottom” half of the donut (the side with the nicer shape) into the glaze, let some drip off, then dip glaze-side down into sprinkles. Transfer to a wire rack that has been set on top of some parchment paper. The excess glaze will drip through the rack onto the paper for easy cleaning later.

Chocolate Dip
This is the easy part. Melt 6 oz of high quality fairly sweet chocolate over low heat in a double boiler. Remove from heat and stir until chocolate is smooth and barely warm to the touch. I should mention that you should be very careful not to get any water in the chocolate or it could seize, and no one likes that!

Dip your donuts one-by-one into the chocolate until completely covered. If desired, dip in sprinkles like I did.  Place donut on parchment paper on a wire rack to drip off excess chocolate. Allow to set until chocolate isn’t so shiny and can be picked up without making a sticky mess!

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