what you will need: makes 24 mini doughnuts on the dot!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour **
- 1/4 tsp salt **
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee , cooled (save the rest for the icing)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp cooled brewed coffee
- 1/2 cup icing sugar (sifted, to prevent clumps)
coffee and sugar topping (optional)
- 1 tbsp raw sugar
- 1/4 tsp instant coffee
- coffee grinder
** I used whole wheat flour to test this recipe but it was not a good idea they were way to "whole wheaty" as I like to say. So white flour would have made these 10x better. I also used 3/4 tsp of salt as per the recipe and it was way too much so for this I lessened the amount.
Preheat oven to 350F.
To make the batter, whisk the egg, coffee, melted butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Add the dry to wet ingredients, whisking together until combined. ** Whisking the dough is a must I tried with a spoon and it didn't go so well so use a whisk.
Grease your doughnut pan. I filled each doughnut cup 3/4 full with batter.
Bake doughnuts for 9 minutes and 30 seconds (or until toothpick comes out clean) cool on a rack. You might need to smack the back of the pan with a spoon they like to stick.
icing & sugar topping:
Sift the icing sugar and add in the coffee until you have a smooth glaze. For the sugar pulse the sugar and instant coffee in the coffee grinder to combine. Pour out and sprinkle as needed.
If you dip the doughnuts they tend to lose their "holes" so I used a pastry brush and hand brushed the icing on them sprinkling with sugar after each doughnut.
It was a cloudy and cold morning when I tried these out they are really cute but a lot of work. I would save these for a special event not something I am going to be busting out on a regular basis. The coffee icing and sugar topping were great I am going to use those again on top of something else.
Anybody else ever made doughnuts? Got any tips to share?