Glazed Baked Donuts
This doughnut recipe for Glazed Baked Donuts is a healthier version of a popular classic. There is no denying that doughnuts recipes are a favorite no matter what age you are. Whether you are young or old, doughnuts recipes always taste good, so when you can make them a little healthier, it's all the better. This glazed bake donuts recipe is the way to go as it bakes the doughnut recipe rather than deep frying. The caramel sauce recipe takes this doughnut recipe over the top using simple ingredients like granulated sugar, butter, and heavy whipping cream to get the recipe just right. The caramel sauce recipe is the perfect addition to this yummy doughnut recipe, and will have to be made in advance to that it has enough time to cool before icing the doughnut recipe. You don't need any special equipment to make this simple doughnut recipe that is sure to be a recipe that you try again.
Makes approximately 12-13 donuts
1/2 cup milk heated to warm (not boiling)
1/8 cup warm water (110˚F)
1 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, room temperature and beaten
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Caramel Sauce-Make before you make the donuts as it needs time to cool before using on the donuts
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
chocolate cake sprinkles
Use a large heavy bottomed pot to cook the caramel sauce in as when you add the cream it foams up and you want a deep enough pot so it does not go over the top.
Measure out your butter and whipping cream and set aside.
Put the sugar in the pot and heat on high heat.
As it begins to melt, stir quickly with a wooden spoon. As soon as the sugar comes to a boil, stop stirring.
When the sugar crystals have melted, immediately add the butter to the pan. At this point, the sugar should be a dark amber color.
Whisk until the butter is melted. Once the butter has melted take the pan off of the heat.
Wait about 5 seconds and than slowly add the cream to the pan and whisk until it is incorporated.
The butter and cream will foam up. Whisk until the sauce is smooth. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Transfer to a glass measuring cup. Cool to room temperature.
You can keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator if you do not use it all and can use for other desserts.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl using a hand or stand mixer, combine all the ingredients in the order given.
Mix everything together until a soft dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until elastic, approximately 10 minutes.
Roll dough out approximately 1-inch thick on a lightly floured board. Using your floured doughnut cutter, cut out the doughnuts and place the doughnuts and the doughnut holes onto the prepared baking sheet.
If you do not have a doughnut cutter, use a 3 inch round cookie cutter or a glass.
Cut out the smaller inner circle using a smaller cutter or a small glass. An empty pop bottle works great to make the holes.
Cover the doughnuts with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for approximate 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375˚ F.
Bake for approximately 8 minutes or until the bottoms of the doughnuts are just golden.
Don't over bake. It is better to under bake them a little.
You want the center to be moist and tender. Remove from oven and let the doughnuts cool down before you apply the glaze so it does not just run off.
Like many donuts, these donuts taste best the day they are made.
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