I’m not exactly sure where this “gotta make donuts” thing came from but, between reading other blogs and Pinterest, I found myself obsessed with the need to find a donut pan and crank out donuts of my very own.
First things first…buy the pan. Amazon had them, but I found this Norpro at Marshall’s for 9.99:
Up next, find a recipe. This one for Baked Vanilla Donuts looked like a winner:
I followed the recipe closely, and the only changes I made were the additions of 1 tsp. of strawberry extract and little pink food color to the icing:
Now, let’s talk about taste. They are actually pretty good…a cross somewhere between a donut and a cupcake, and they’ll definitely satisfy your sweet tooth!
They do not, however, compete with those luscious, and lightly crispy, deep-fried Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme’s. (nuh, uh; not even close) Since that is the donut taste I’m going for, I think I may make them again…the old-fashioned way…using my rolling pin, a donut cutter, and some sizzlin’ hot oil.
One more reason to go to the gym.