A donut is best eaten fresh. However, for safety purposes, make sure your eager guests or family members is at least 2 feet away when you are deep frying these donuts.
I was inspired to make donuts again after reading articles written by Teckiee and WMW on Malaysia’s first Big Apple Donut Shop. Lily has a great recipe for donut. I love her recipe because it is easy to make, especially if you have a bread machine.
As I was writing this article, I kept looking at the donuts photos posted by WMW. There were an assortment of colorful donuts with different toppings like Belgian Chocolate, Green Tea, White Chocolate with Peanut Butter filling, Almond flakes, and Oreo Cookie Crumbs. If I were to replicate any one of these, I must be able to let the donuts cool down before I glaze it with the toppings. Make this before anyone wakes up…. Since this is a yeast dough, I need at least 2 hours of preparation time. I need to wake up at 5am. That was my plan yesterday. As you can see from the photo, it did not work out. Little Chicken wanted to help out in the kitchen.
I found the following recipe to glaze donuts by Alton Brown (A.B.). I am his fan. My husband even gave me a cookbook written by him on Valentine’s Day.
Donut Glaze (Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2004)
1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm. (I used a homemade double broiler (as shown in the photo in the photo grid). Sift confectioners’ sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly, until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water. Dip doughnuts into the glaze, 1 at a time, and set on a draining rack placed in a half sheet pan for 5 minutes before serving.
So, dear friends, the following is my version of glazed donuts topped with fresh toasted almond flakes. As for the other donut varieties, I will let other talented Blogger Mommies like Ching, WokkingMum and V or other Foodies like Mandy and Tigerfish to take on the challenge.
The following are photos taken this morning and this afternoon. Day 2 of remodeling. As you can see from a few of the photos, dust is prevalent.