Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yummy Baked Doughnuts I am getting very bad at blogging consistently.  I would make excuses, but I really don't have any.
I know it's been a long time though, because Blogger seems to have reworked their whole website and it took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to even write a new post.  That was enough time to make me reconsider posting today at all.  But, lucky for you, I am posting and am posting a delicious recipe for Baked Doughnuts from the blog Krissy's Creations.
Somewhere around week 30 of this pregnancy my desire for sweets and junk food shot through the roof.  Up until then, I was very consistent about working out daily and making healthy eating choices.  Suddenly all I want to do is sit on the couch, eat ice cream, and completely ignore the fact that I should go for a walk or do my Prenatal Yoga DVD.  I think part of it has to do with the fact that I haven't been sleeping well at nights any more and my energy level is dwindling.  Only 7 more weeks and then...oh wait...I still won't be sleeping through the night.  I really couldn't be happier about that prospect though. :)
I have really had to fight a mental battle every day about choosing to eat healthy and work out daily.  I've come to the conclusion though that I can have a special treat once in a while and that's ok.  Don't tell me it's not, because it is.  My Tall Light Mocha Coconut Frappuccino told me so.  And, I walked extra today.  It all evens out somewhere.  I think.  Just probably not on the scale.
Off the rabbit trail and back to the point of this post - doughnuts!  The perfect special treat! I made these yesterday.  I actually only ate 2 small doughnut holes out of the entire batch, but that was enough for me.  There is still something completely satisfying about baking yeasty, sugary deliciousness and sending it out for others to enjoy.  At least, for me there is.  I love sharing baked goods with others.  Which is why I'm sharing the recipe with you today!
I've been wanting to attempt baked doughnuts for a long time, but they require special equipment depending on the type of doughnuts you make.  For baked cake doughnuts you need a doughnut pan, and for yeast doughnuts you need a doughnut cutter.  (Like a biscuit cutter, but for doughnuts) 
I finally decided that I wouldn't let my lack of special equipment deter me (although both are now on my birthday wish list!).  I used the rim of a drinking glass for the doughnut and the lid of my nutmeg container for the doughnut holes.  It definitely took more time this way and the doughnuts are slightly misshapen, but I am still pleased with my first attempt at doughnut making.  They tasted good.  That's really all that matters.  The doughnut making process takes quite a bit of time.  It took me 3 hours from start to finish, including rising time.  So, plan accordingly.  Make them on a lazy Saturday morning.  Or spend one of those rare free evenings baking doughnuts for your family to have for breakfast the next morning.  They will love you forever. 

Here's the original recipe.  Enjoy!
Baked Doughnuts

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