Have you ever wanted to make your own donuts? If so, I’m sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that you can buy a donut-maker and realize your dream 😀 I’ve owned one for a few years, though I don’t use it too often. If you’re an old follower, then you might remember that I once blogged about mini donuts with cinnamon sugar topping, but this time I topped them with melted chocolate, yum! The recipe is very simple and overall you will spend no more than 30-35 minutes. (By the way, you can use this recipe to bake donuts, provided you have a mini donut pan.)
- 5 tablespoons unsalted, softened butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup (125 ml.) milk
- 2 teaspoons baking powder (I used a Dr. Oetker packet)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (I used a Dr. Oetker packet)
- pinch of salt
- chocolate (optional; for topping)
All you have to do is mix all these ingredients and then use a teaspoon to scoop some batter into the donut-maker. Feel free to periodically open the lid to check the color of your little donuts, though don’t be surprised by the patchiness, as that is normal and expected. I made nearly 40 mini donuts and melted some dark chocolate in the microwave, which I mixed with milk until I reached my desired consistency, and dipped most of my donuts into this improvised chocolate sauce. If you choose to skip the sauce, then don’t worry, because these mini donuts are perfectly sweet and tasty enough on their own.
This is one of those recipes that requires little effort, but creates a delicious and quick dessert. Making the donuts made me nostalgic for my university friends, as they all absolutely loved when I’d make them… Ah, time surely flies…
Until next time!