Monday, 25 June 2012

Failed Experiment: Baked Doughnuts

I love doughnuts.  LOVE them.  Especially Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which I cannot get now that I live in Scotland!  I'm originally from Kent and my Dad and his partner work in London, where a Tesco by their station sells Krispy Kremes so occasionally they would come home with a box.  I miss that!  

I've been wanting to make my own doughnuts for ages but I've been put off by the need to deep fry them.  I get off things a lot because I have to deep fry them.  Not because of the unhealthy factor, but because I hate using so much oil.  I also find the timings tricky.  So discovering baked doughnuts was an amazing thing for me.  Imagine my disappointment when the recipe I chose failed.

It's probably obvious from the picture that they turned out more like bread rolls than doughnuts.  I ended up making two batches because I thought I might have killed the yeast in the first batch, and considering how close together the inside of them were, I believe I did in fact do that.  So I made a second, which rose much better and the inside was certainly softer after baking.  But it also was more bread roll than doughnut.  So disappointing!

The glaze I put on the first batch was quite lovely though.  I'll be making it again when I attempt a different doughnut recipe.

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