Traditionally, doughnuts are deep fried, but there's no harm in baking them, right? As I am a firm believer of "tradition says be different". I came across a baked doughnuts recipe on the internet, made some changes & baked them at home. Some people use buttermilk instead of milk. Feel free to substitute milk from my recipe with buttermilk. My 3½ y.o son and K are big fans of eating the doughnuts (also spelled as donuts). Since these are baked one's, these taste similar to a cake. A perfect snack for kiddos lunch box.
1 cup wheat flour
3 tsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanillaessence
2 tsp vegetable oil
for chocolate coating
1 cup of choco chips.
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Sieve the wheat flour & mix the dry ingredients (wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt) in a bowl.
In a separate bowl beat egg until fluffy, add the vanilla essence, oil & the milk beat again for a minute.
Add the dry ingredients to this egg mixture, fold well until it becomes into a smooth batter.
Spoon this batter into doughnut pan. Fill only ½ of the doughnut pan with the batter, because the doughnuts will rise after they get baked.
Bake in the oven for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted come out clean.
how to make the chocolate coating?
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Dunk the doughnuts into the melted chocolate to evenly coat the chocolate over the doughnut by making a swirl. Over the chocolate add sprinklers of your choice. Keep on a wire rack to cool and the chocolate to harden.
Yeilds: 12 doughnuts
Double boiler method
- Add water to a pot and over it keep another pot with choco chips in it
- See to it that the water from the lower pot doesn't touch the pot placed above it.
- When the water becomes hot (don't bring it to a boil), the choco chips will start melting, stir it with a spoon to evenly melt all the choco chips.
- Switch off the flame, use the same process to melt more chocolate if required.