Assalamualaikum and good evening to all. For us in Kuwait, it is already weekend because the government decided to declare 2 February as a public holiday (Prophet’s Muhammad saw birthday) instead of 5 February. I think they decided to change the date to accommodate the Parliamentary Election which is tomorrow, 2nd February 2012.
Kuwait’s weather were quite cold for the last 2 weeks and as the result of that, half of the family members had to pay a visit to the doctor again last week. Luckly this time, the smaller kids were not affected, thank God for that. Yesterday it was raining…. a very rare thing in Kuwait and it lasted the whole day (until late night actually) and today it is windy and cloudy… and normally if the weather is cold, the kids will get hungry easily. So I decided to bake these nice donuts that I have been putting it off for quite sometimes already.
The donuts recipe was taken from Lemon Drop and the blue glazing idea was taken from Paty’s kitchen. This donuts is different from the normal fried donuts that we are used to. This donuts has a texture of a cake and is super soft. The best part about this donuts that I love the most is, it is super easy to make and you don’t have to wait for 1 hour for the dough to rise…. lucky me!
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 75 g sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp fine grain salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup full fat sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 egg at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cup icing sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 0r 2 drops of food colouring
- Spray donuts pan with baking spray and preheat oven to 350F
- In a large bowl, sift together first 3 ingredients.
- Whisk in sugar, salt and cinnamon powder.
- Add butter and mix into flour mixture with fingers until crumbly (as if making a shortcrust)
- In medium bowl, whisk together remaining donuts ingredients
- Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients, folding in with rubber spatula just until combined
- Pipe batter with round open piping tip into donuts pan
- Bake for 8 minutes.
- Remove donuts from the pan and transfer to cooling rack
- In a medium bowl whisk together icing sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth.
- Dip top of donuts into the glaze and return to rack, right side up, sprinkle with some candy confetti and allow the glaze to set. Enjoy!