Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Simpsons' Mini Donuts

Yeah, Mr. Sweets says they look like the donuts that Homer Simpson eats.

I haven't seen the show in ages, so when I googled it, I got excited that they indeed do look like those donuts!

 Except they aren't fried, they are baked. They don't add up to the deliciousness you get from Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme, but they are a healthy version, and taste more like little cakes.

And who doesn't love cake, pink icing, and sprinkles? I do. It's my favorite Dunkin Donut, always. And now, so will you!

Donut recipe from here.
Icing recipe from here.

Makes approx. 36 mini donuts

Donut Ingredients:
  • 2 cups All-Purpose (Plain) Flour
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg...I would actually omit this. I think it'd taste better without it
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon...I would omit this too.
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Shortening

Icing Ingredients: 
  • 1/8 cup Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Confectioners' (Icing) Sugar

♥ Preheat oven to 325F/170C

♥ Lightly grease a mini doughnut (or is it donut?) pan...available from Amazon! 

♥ In a large bowl...or in an awesome food mixer like the one I just got, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. 

♥ Stir in milk, eggs, vanilla and shortening. Beat together until well blended.

♥ Fill each donut (I've decided I like it better this way) about 3/4ths full. It takes lots of patience! Use a teaspoon :)

♥ Bake 8-10 minutes and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then on a wire rack

♥ Once all of the donuts are cooled down, start on the glaze! 

♥ Combine the milk and vanilla in a small saucepan and heat on low until warm

♥ Sift confectioners' (icing) sugar into the milk mixture

♥ Whisk slowly until combined

♥ Remove the glaze from the heat and quickly dip the donuts into it

♥ Get a Mr. Sweets to put the sprinkles on as you dip the donuts in the glaze! Thanks, Mr. Sweets! 

♥ Put the donuts back on the wire rack to let it harden

♥ Enjoy!

Smooches!! xoxo           


stephmabry said...

They're adorable! OMG! You and Mr. Sweets need to have a little girl, and soon, so she can enjoy these at tea parties. :) LOL

Maggie @MaggieCooks said...

They look so pretty and so cute haha i'm giving them a try as soon as i get that amazing pan! :)

Jo said...

Neat idea! I've always wanted to try making them myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

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