Baked Chocolate Donuts and Donut Holes!!!

The recipe for these donuts is same as my previous posy on mini baked donuts one. But for your convenience I am posting it again.

For the Dough you can either make it and use it the same day or you can store in the fridge for a day or two. But there is a simple rule with Donuts you need to eat them within six to eight hours and after that just throw them away. Well now that gives you an incentive to start eating them straight out of the oven hot.

For the Dough:

  1. All Purpose Flour: 3 cups
  2. Salt: 2 tsp
  3. Castor Sugar: 2 tsp
  4. Butter: 3 tablespoon
  5. Yeast: 2 tsp
  6. Milk: 1 cup
  7. Water: 1/4 cup ( cold)
  8. Vanilla: 1 tsp

Sift the flour and mix the dry ingredients together in a stand mixer with a dough maker attachment. Add in melted butter into the milk and just ensure that the milk is at room temperature. Add in Vanilla and pour the mix slowly into the mix with the stand mixer at low. Add in water and increase the speed to high till the dough starts forming a ball and comes off the bowl. Take it out of the bowl on a flour surface and in a clean bowl brush some oil and put in the dough and cover it with cling wrap and store in a preheated oven at 100 degrees for 45 minutes or you can keep it in a hot place for 2 hours or more or till the dough doubles in size. You can keep it in the fridge overnight and bake the donuts the next day. Or you can take the dough and work it out by sprinkling some flour on the surface of your kitchen and pressing into the dough to take out all the air. Then make it into a ball. Using a rolling pin just press it into a 1 mm thickness.  Using a regular cookie cutter just cut into the dough. For the donut holes you can use an icing tip for on the left over dough. They make for perfect donut holes. Make sure you have a big icing tip like a star tip.

Use a parchment paper on the baking tray and line the donuts and cover them with tea towel and let them rise for 30 more minutes. They will double in size.  Brush them with some water. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes at 190 degrees and no more otherwise they will crack and become dry. You can rotate the baking tray once so there is even baking. remove them and dip them immediately into the glaze. The recipe for the Chocolate glaze are given below. Make sure to dip them when they are hot. Use spoons or forks for that so you do not end up burning your fingers.

Chocolate Glaze::

Melt semisweet Chocolate in microwave with ten second bursts. Once its melted dip the hot Donuts in them. Use a wide mouth bowl for it. Sprinkle some rainbow sprinkles on the big Donuts. For Donut holes I used some chocolate sprinkles and cubes on top of course the cubes did melt a bit but they tasted amazing. For sugar Cinnamon Donut holes I simply rolled them in the one portion sugar and two portions sugar cinnamon mix while they were hot.

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