Donuts, or doughnuts – depending on your spelling preference – are one of those things that most of us remember having as treats when we were kids. As an adult I still love the smell of freshly made hot cinnamon donuts, and having to shake the paper bag to help them cool down and make sure each one was covered in sweet cinnamon sugar.
On a visit to a local second-hand store I came across a sandwich press style donut maker, still in the box and seemingly unused. Perhaps it was an unwanted gift or maybe the owner fell out of love with donuts (if that’s even possible). For ten bucks I thought it was worth taking home so I could try my hand at my own batch of little holey snacks.
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Go crazy with different coloured and shaped sprinkles to give these tiny treats a festive feel.
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2½ Tbs vegetable oil
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup water
- Coloured sprinkles
- ½ cup icing sugar, sifted
- 2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa
- ¼ vanilla extract
- 2 Tbs water
- Preheat the donut maker. To grease, lightly dab each donut hole with oiled kitchen paper.
- Insert the kneading blade to the bowl and add all ingredients. Set at speed 5 for 20 seconds.
- Pour the mixture into a sandwich bag and snip one of the bottom corners. Gently squeeze the mixture into each donut hole of the donut maker and close the lid. Allow the cooked donuts to rest on a cooling rack.
- Keep the lid closed and cook each batch for 2-3 minutes. Allow the cooked donuts to rest on a cooling rack.
- Mix together the icing sugar, cocoa and vanilla extract. Slowly add the water, mixing until you achieve an icing that holds well and isn’t runny.
- Use a knife to ice each mini donut then top with sprinkles.
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