Move over Tim Hortons!

The best thing about this recipe is that your house will smell delicious all day long.  These are best enjoyed fresh from the oven rather than fresh-from-the-oven-and-then-carried-to-work-through-negative 37-temperatures.  Either way though, they are delicious.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Adapted from http://www.101cookbooks.com

Ingredients

1 1/3 cups warm, not hot, milk
1 packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
5 cups all-purpose flour (alternately, white whole wheat might work – haven’t tried it yet)
A pinch or two of nutmeg, freshly grated
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt

Directions

Stir yeast into 1/3 cup of the warm milk.  Set aside for 5 minutes.

Stir the butter and sugar into the remaining cup of warm milk and add it to the yeast mixture.

With a fork, stir in the eggs, flour, nutmeg, and salt – just until the flour is incorporated.

Beat the dough for a few minutes at medium speed. Add flour or milk as needed til the dough is smooth.

Turn it out onto a floured counter-top, knead a few times (the dough should be barely sticky), and shape into a ball.

Transfer the dough to a buttered (or oiled) bowl, cover, put in a warm place and let rise for until the dough has roughly doubled in size.

Punch down the dough and roll it out 1/2-inch thick on your floured countertop.

Stamp the dough into circles – 2 or 3 inches wide. Transfer to baking sheet and then stamp out the inner hole – remember, the doughnuts will rise a lot, so make it big enough it won’t close up.

Cover with a clean cloth and let rise for another 45 minutes.

Bake in a 375 degree oven until the bottoms are just golden, 8 to 10 minutes – start checking around 8.  These can’t really been underbaked – unless your oven is really slow, they will almost for sure be done after 8 minutes.

To glaze, either dip in butter and then a cinnamon sugar combination, or dip into honey glaze made by whisking 1 cup of honey and 1/2 cup water over medium heat.  Delicious!

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One thought on “Move over Tim Hortons!

  1. Hi Sarah – Just catching up on reading your blogs! They are great! Thanks so much for sharing your life in the north with all of us! Much food for thought (and I hope to try the doughnut recipe also!) Take good care – how about sewing in some plastic see through windows in the sides of your hood? 🙂 With love, Aunt Mares

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