Happy (most important day of the year) Donut Day! A day where your instagram feed will be filled with glorious images of donuts from around the globe. A day that celebrates the wonderful life of fried dough covered in sugar, sugar and more sugar. And we couldn't be happier!
We are HUGE (no pun intended) fans of these lovely cakes of goodness. Our families often stop at one of our local shops to grab a goodie for the kids now and again. It's like christmas for our senses.
To celebrate NDD we would like to tell you our favorite donut shops. You will find us here more times than we like to admit! If you are in the Long Beach/Costa Mesa area you can be sure to enjoy a delicious fluffy dream donut from Sidecar Donuts.
And if you find yourself on the East Side of Los Angeles you will see the other one of us drooling on the countertops of Donut Friend in Highland Park!
No time to get to LB/LA? Not to worry! Here is our GO TO recipe for the most incredible baked donuts ever....seriously ever. We get begged to bake these beauties up on a weekly basis. We found the recipe from Oh She Glows and it's perfection everytime!
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar (I used raw cane sugar, but feel free to use white)
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp (scant) Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Soymilk (I’m sure this would work with any milk or non-milk substitute)
1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (I believe you can substitute this for regular white vinegar)
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Egg Replacer for 1 Egg (If you don’t use egg replacer feel free to use 1 egg)
4 Tbs Earth Balance (regular margarine should work too)
- 1/2 cup powdered icing
- 1 tbsp soy milk
Preheat oven to 350F. Take all the wet ingredients and put in a small pot on the stovetop on low. Whisk ingredients together to blend well. Do not let the mixture get too hot, it should just be warm to the touch. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the wet to the dry and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix. The batter will be 1) Very very sticky- but don’t worry, and 2) It tastes like a dream– try not to eat all of it. :)
Now comes the tricky part. Putting the batter into the doughnut pans. After a few trials, what I found worked best was taking a tablespoon’s worth of dough (if using the mini pans) and scooping it directly over the individual mold. Then take your fingers to press it out and make the middle pop through.
Bake for 12 minutes. You don’t want them brown, but they should slowly pop up when pressed with a finger. Cool on a wire rack and then decorate!
Makes 20 mini doughnuts.
All you need is a donut pan or one of these beauties that makes making donuts even more fun!
Can't get enough donuts? We may or may not own a couple of these amazing pool floats...
And how cute is this giant plush donut from Kid Robot?
How ever you donut donut worry...and have a happy national donut day!