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Time to make the (mini) Donuts!



(originally made 1/2011)

Coffee's on and breakfast is served!   My sister got me these mini donut pans for Christmas

http://www.amazon.com/Norpro-3980-12-Count-Nonstick-Donut/dp/B0000DDVVL/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294588672&sr=8-1

and Jake and I gave them a trial run this morning.    The batter goes together very quickly, and to make filling the pans super easy, put it into a ziploc or pastry bag and pipe it in.    I got  40 minis in all, and we did 3 types- cinnamon sugar, dipped in a powdered sugar glaze and chocolate (melted chips) with sprinkles.  

Will definitely be experimenting more with these pans, I've got recipes for blueberry, apple cider and chocolate donuts filed away   :)



                   Cake Donuts (from Donut pan package)


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  2               cups  flour
     3/4           cup  sugar
  2          teaspoons  baking powder
  1           teaspoon  salt
  1         tablespoon  butter -- melted
  2                     eggs -- beaten
     3/4           cup  milk
  1           teaspoon  vanilla
     1/4      teaspoon  nutmeg
     1/4      teaspoon  cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325.  Lightly spray donut pan with cooking oil.  

In a bowl, mix together flour, sugar, bp, salt.   Add butter, eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon.   Beat until blended.   Fill each donut hole 2/3 full.    Bake 8 mins or until the tops spring back when lightly touched.   Cool.  Remove from pan and dip into glaze.   Decorate as diesired.  When pan has cooled, wipe clean and repeat.    Makes approx 3 dozen.

Donuts may also be dipped into cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar instead of glaze.

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