Yesterday I went out and bought myself a nifty mini donut maker and finally got round to some long-overdue baking. My friends and I spent the morning making the cutest little munchies and had so much fun decorating them.

Fortunately, the machine came along with a recipe to make plain donuts, which we followed.

BAKED MINI DONUTS
Makes about 24

Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup castor sugar (we used normal sugar and they turned out fine)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
125 g butter, softned
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

Method:

In a large bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to combine. Add butter, egg and milk and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture is thick, smooth and creamy.

Pre-heat the appliance for 4-5 minutes. Here I took the liberty of greasing the machine with some Spray and Cook. The machine is non-stick and so this was just a precautionary measure. Spoon 1 tablespoon f the mixture evenly into each mould. Close the lid. Cook for 2 minutes or until donuts are golden brown soft to touch.

Carefully remove the donuts from the machine and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Topping:

This required a bit of innovation. All I did was melt 100g of milk chocolate and mix it with a bit of milk until it was smooth and slightly runny. Then I dunked the top of each donut in the chocolate topping and decorated with (admittedly) copious amounts of sprinkles before the topping dried.

We actually doubled the quantities in the recipe and came out with roughly 50 perfect mini donuts, which were then speedily consumed 🙂

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