Baked doughnuts

When my sandwich maker died, I chose to buy a more versatile snack-grill with interchangeable trays. You can cook waffles, doughnuts, biscuits, sandwiches, bread, meat or whatever you may think of. Of course this was just a caprice I did for myself but it turned to be very practical. No big trays to wash manually, just 2 small ones that can be cleaned in the dishwasher. Overall it takes a bit more time to bake them all but I get such nice shapes that you can eat the food with your eyes.
I will not advertise the brand as you do not need such an extra kitchen device if you have a conventional oven.
I have already said that I like doughnuts very much. What I do not like at them is to be fried in oil. They are more tasty if fried but baked, they are more healthy. So I go for the healthiest version.

If you like, you may add some sourcream and jam and you get the famous desert called "Papanasi". I have done them before with a different recipe in another post, here.

But lets try these ones!

Ingredients: (for ~10 pieces)
  • 450g all purpose flour
  • 225ml whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 80g sugar
  • 100g butter (room temperature)
  • 21g fresh yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest

  1. Mix all ingredients with a standing mixer until well combined.
  2. Cover the bowl with a lid and let it raise for 2 hours at room temperature.
  3. Take the dough out and lay it on an oiled board. Stretch it with a rolling pin until you obtain a sheet of at least 1cm thickness.
  4. Take 2 round shapes, one big for the doughnut and one small for the interior.
  5. Bake them in a snack-grill with doughnuts trays for 4 minutes or simply bake them in the oven on a baking or a silicone sheet at 200ÂșC for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Let them cool on a rack.

Recipe inspired from here.


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