Doughnuts are wonderful. Especially hot, fresh doughnuts. I wanted to make some a few weeks ago so I found a recipe for Baked Doughnuts on Brown Eyed Baker. Apparently, my yeast was dead. It was a tragic failure. Hard, dense little discs. So I got some new yeast and tried again last night. Mmmm. Not a failure.
I have to admit, I love anything with yeast. That smell. I’ll bake bread every day just to smell the yeast. I need a candle that smells like this.
Here are my options for cutting out the center hole. The coupler is the right size, but it has those little cutouts that leave the hole attached. The piping tip is my preference, simply because the flower wasn’t large enough.
(The liquid looking stuff on the pan is the glaze. I forgot to take pictures before I poured it on. Sorry, I got excited.)
I have to admit, my husband was nervous when I said I was trying to doughnuts again. I don’t blame him. The last batch wasn’t edible, but this batch turned out pretty good. Hubby prefers the glaze to the cinnamon sugar combination that is with the original recipe. I’m not partial. Either one works for me. The glaze is sweeter than the cinnamon sugar and you get a little sticky handling the glaze. But that’s the fun part!