I was so excited to make donuts again. I was really excited to make them with my daughter but she fell asleep. I had already melted the butter and it had cooled to room temperature so I had to go forth without her help! Honestly, I don’t like donuts unless they are chocolate or double chocolate so I was so happy when I found this recipe from Just So Tasty blog. Trust me, you will want to follow her instructions! Mine didn’t turn out exactly like hers. Or like hers at all!
They are quick to make so that is a plus! Mix the dry ingredients and then the wet and combine. She said the batter would be thick…so there was my mistake number one. My batter was not thick. She mentioned using a pastry bag since the batter should be thick to make it easier to get it into the donut pan. I was dead set on using a pastry bag since I’ve been taking decorating lessons and thought this would be good practice. Here is the thing though. My batter was not thick so as fast as I was filling my pastry bag it was oozing out the bottom back into the bowl.
I can’t express to you the mess that I made. Also, the recipe said that it makes eight donuts so I was trying to keep that in mind when I filled the pan up.
Let’s just say I overfilled the first batch. By a lot. So, I used the rest of the batter on the second batch and filled the pan less but I still ended up with 12 donuts. No complaints here. I would like to note that this batter is divine. It tastes that cake batter which I could eat morning, noon and night.
The giant donuts on the right are the first batch and they technically didn’t have a hole in the middle. I went in with a knife and cut out the middle so they would look like a donut and I ate the centers. No waste here.
On to my next set of mistakes. I didn’t read the order that I should mix the ingredients for the glaze and I think that was a major mistake. Mine didn’t turn out like a glaze at all. It was more like cake frosting. Still no complaints because it tasted like the best cake frosting I’ve ever had. I’m actually keeping the recipe to make the frosting again!
The recipe said that I should be able to dip my donut into the glaze. I dipped. It broke. I had to fish it out in pieces and eat it so my family wouldn’t see my terrible mess. So by the time I finished this adventure I had eaten enough batter, “glaze”, and broken donuts that I was too full to have a finished, assembled donut!
I think I managed to fake it a bit and pretty them up a little. I ended up frosting them with a knife and put a few sprinkles on. My family loved them.
Who is ready for me to come over and cook for them? Let me know before I get booked up, I’m sure there will be plenty of requests.
The bottom line is that the recipe from Just So Tasty is a great one. If you try it let me know how yours turned out! The recipe ingredients are pretty simple. I was able to use some of our homemade vanilla extract and the homemade brown sugar that my daughter made!