Tuesday, February 21, 2012

52 Donuts - #7 and #8 - vanilla and chocolate chip

Margaret and Cheri: Don't look.
All others: Proceed with caution.

Continuing my quest to reach that lofty 52 Donuts goal, this past weekend I tried a recipe that was sent to me by my blog friend, Fiona. These donuts were YUMmy!!!


The first couple of batches I baked in my donut maker were just the batter as the recipe was written and even without the frosting on top, the cake was really tastey. I decided to stretch the batter and go for donut #8 by stirring in some mini chocolate chips and BINGO. We have a winner:


Yum. Yum. Yum.
And with a glass of milk? Oh! Mama!


The recipe is simple and I'll share it here. I did the unthinkable and measured my vanilla extract over the mixing bowl - slipped and got a little more than the one teaspoon called for in the recipe, but that was just fine.
Vanilla Donuts
In a bowl, mix together:
2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
Then add:
3/4 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla extract
1 T. vegetable oil*

I baked these in the donut maker for 3 minutes, cooled then dipped in frosting...sprinkles on top. For my frosting I just take a heaping spoonful of canned cake frosting, microwave it for a few seconds until it's melty and then dip away.

* Fiona's recipe actually called for shortening, but I used vegetable oil instead.
* This recipe must be a standard in the UK because it was also sent to me by my blog friend Jemma with the only difference being instead of shortening, hers calls for olive oil. I plan to try her recipe in the future as well.

PS: Yes, Mom, I will make donuts when you come to visit!

21 comments:

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Ooh they look so good with the frosting and sprinkles. I may just have to dig my tin out and make some this week. Glad the recipe worked out for you :o)

Ruth said...

Get the kettle on, I'm coming round! I love the new look of your blog and have just spent an enjoyable 30 minutes catching up.

traci said...

my waistline grows just looking at those. yum!!!!!

Denise said...

Yum yum and double yum - loving the new look too - thank you so much for your lovely words lately- I'll reply to your email soon x x x

Beverly said...

ahhhh can just imagine the choc chop ones warm with a cup of coffee :) bake on ye donut maker!

scrappyjacky said...

These really do look and sound delicious....with or without chocolate chips.

Sian said...

They do look delicious!

Alison said...

Love the look of both of these...love the new look too!
Alison xx

Carrie Rosalind said...

Wish you would have saved me one!

JenCoen said...

Oh My Goodness!! I am seriously salivating over these!!!! Yummmmm!!!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

looks great deb! these seem like your favorites so far!

Karen said...

I am seriously considering a donut maker and it's all your fault!

Jimjams said...

I think we will try the chocolate chip version in our donut pans - they look yummy!

P.S. My cornbread mix arrived yesterday - THANK YOU ♥

Amy said...

I am glad you have hit on a winning recipe ... it sounds like it will be easy to adapt to all sorts of flavours.

Maria Ontiveros said...

So glad you found another winner (this one and red velvet, right?).
Maybe at the end of the year, you will have a dozen good recipes.
Rinda

Mom said...

So much to look forward to---donuts, Macayo's and family! These look incredible! See you soon! Love you! xoxo

Mom said...

PS: When I got home after 6 hours of chemo, I had happy mail from 2 lovely ladies who live "across the pond"! Doesn't get much better than that! Thanks, Ruth & Helena! Love you gals! xo

Karen said...

Well, these look absolutely yummy! I'm afraid my diet would be in a lot of trouble at your house!

Margaret said...

You can't tell me not to look! Of course I looked. But this time I just had a piece of homemade chocolate cake so I was good.

Ginger said...

mmmm those look really tasty! I don't suppose it would do me any good to purchase one of these doughnut makers after warning hubby to stop buying small appliances!... I would think it's been lots of fun coming up with new recipes to serve :)

Gail said...

Oh what a yummy looking picture first thing in the morning, somehow oatmeal is not going to cut it this morning. :)

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