I have a neighbor who regularly brings the entire neighborhood donuts. He's a wonderful guy. When I asked him why he does it, he says that instead of going on a diet, he's just trying to plump the rest of us up so he looks thinner! Brilliant. ;)
Donuts are my boy's #1 fun food. They love them. (We all love them!) Making them on your own can be even more fun! It's a perfect project for a Tahitian, Tongan or Madagascar VanillaPura Extract!
Here's one of my favorite recipes.
- 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 semi-sweet chocolate chips (milk, dark or whatever your heart desires!)
- 1 tbsp sugar or honey
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare your donut pans and grease them with a non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, oil, granulated and brown sugar until smooth. Works best with an electric mixer. Add in the eggs and continue mixing until well combined.
- Add in the baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
- Mix in the flour and milk, alternating the two until it's all added. Mix until well combined.
- Spoon or pipe the donut batter into your donut pans, filling each well about 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 9-10 minutes. When done, allow to cool before frosting.
- Prepare your frosting while the donuts are cooling. In a double broiler, or on the stove with low heat, mix together your chocolate chips, butter and sugar/honey. When melted, it's ready to go!
- Dip each donut, face down, into the frosting and place onto a cooling rack. Add your sprinkles, or other toppings, and allow the icing to harden a little. Best served warm! Still great cooled.
I found this recipe on mommity.com. Great place for lots of creative recipes!!