Monday, 15 March 2010

experimental doughnuts

Yes dear readers I have been experimenting in the kitchen again. After successfully making cinnamon rolls from this recipe I decided to branch out into totally unknown territory.

Now firstly let me explain where this sudden desire for doughnuts comes from. Working in marketing print our suppliers are always wanting to show off what they can do. One of them has a quite expensive program which allows you to drop a work into a picture so it actually looks like it belongs there not sat on top. So every year we all get little personalized desk calendars. The wastage involved in these things gripes me but I have to admit that I like some of the pictures. March this year is a box of yummy looking glazed doughnuts, one with my name iced into it. I certainly don't have the skill to do that but I thought I would have a crack at the doughnuts. So I found this recipe and set off making them. I soon discovered that I didn't have 2 cutters that fit inside each other right so I went with whole doughnuts instead.

For a first attempt I don't think they turned out bad. I had to go for a pretty shape since I couldn't make rings. I think the only thing wrong with them is they are a tad doughy in the middle. But not half bad.

It's a shame my icing isn't very neat!


  1. So the hole actually serves a purpose! Who knew! I like the blue icing.

  2. They look lovely! I love doughnuts and am definitely going to have a go at these - ta for the link!