Quick and easy snack: baked doughnuts

Baked doughnutsI have a weakness for baking pans. Whenever I am in a kitchenware shop, I will invariably wander over the baking section, staring at and being in awe of all the baking pans that could be mine. For a couple of years now, I have wanted a doughnut tray. I love doughnuts–fried dough and sugar–what is not to love? However, for the following reasons, I don’t really want to make doughnuts at home.

Firstly, you will need to use a fair amount of oil to fry the dough. And you cannot exactly re-use the oil after frying–so it’s quite a waste. And after all the frying is done, there is an oily kitchen waiting to be cleaned. My solution? Baked doughnuts. I have done baked doughnuts using yeasted dough. Though they do not require a special tray, they do take a long time and quite a lot of effort to make. Since I got myself a doughnut tray over the holidays, I was dying for a test-run.

This particular recipe that I found is extremely easy, fast and healthy. The entire prepping and baking process takes less than 30 minutes. This is especially useful when facing screaming kids who want a snack NOW. I was also pleasantly surprised by the texture of the doughnut–soft and fluffy. Despite the absence of butter in the recipe, the doughnuts are really delicious on their own or lightly dabbed with cinnamon sugar.


About Mandy Ng

Mandy’s journey into the culinary world began out of necessity–a means of survival whilst she was at university. She believes cooking should be simple and fun. Besides spending time in the kitchen whipping up hearty meals, Mandy also dreams of having a bottomless stomach that she can fill with all kinds of delicious things.