Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Baked Rum Doughnuts / Donuts & New Year Wishes

First of all lets start with "Advanced New Year Wishes to your family". I am sure that I will not be touching the blog for another few days cos we have loads of stuff planned for the new year. Pie making, friends get together party and loads of shopping is sure gonna leave me dead tired and I am not gonna touch the blog until next year. So advanced wishes... I will be starting the new year with a classic dessert and so stay tuned. Here is my toast to a fun filled year for each one of you. That being said, lets move on to the recipe.

I love clearance, who doesn't and when you get Wilton donut pans for half its price, who wouldn't. Right... Whenever I visit a store, the first stand I visit would be the 70-80% discount ones. You never know what treasures they hold, like this donut pan. There was a store closing nearby and the discount announced was 80-90% and just like anytime I dragged the huss to have a look. The shop had been cleaned out already and all that was left were some dresses hanging in one corner and quite a few other stuff stacked here and there. Thanks be to the huss who had his eye and pointed out the donut pans for me. All he said was "Didn't you want to have one of those for a longtime" and it took me less than a minute to digest what it was and grab one of those beauties.

We love donuts but I have always wanted to enjoy them guilt-free and so the baked ones have always seemed my type. This donut pan is a perfect addition to my bakeware and I see more baked donuts cropping up in this little space of mine. Coming to these donuts, I did mention that I made the rum cake in my last post and how it did collapse when unmolding the same from the cake pan right. I made these donuts from the leftover rum. I browsed for some rum donut recipes and with Google failing to show up recipes I adapted this one from a baked dounut and made changes as needed. I dipped them in a cinnamon sugar coating. While it seemed perfect for me, the huss wanted to have an additional jazzing up and so I coated his share with melted dark chocolate. Both ways they were good and we had it with some cold milk.

~*What U Need*~
Unbleached All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Butter - 1 tbsp, melted
Egg - 1/2 or 1 egg white
Dark rum - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg - a pinch
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp

For the coating:
Unsalted butter - 2 tbsp
Caster sugar - 2 tbsp
Cinnamon - a pinch to 1/8 tsp

How I Made it:
Preheat oven to 350C. Grease a 6-hole doughnut pan with some oil. Melt butter in a saucepan, once cooled add the egg, milk, rum and vanilla.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.

Spoon the batter into the donut holes and bake for 17-20 mins. Allow the doughnuts to cool for 5 mins in the pan and then remove to cooling pans. Once fully cooled, mix the caster sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, melt the butter and dip the doughnuts in the butter and then in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Serve with some milk!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

Signs off!!!

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  1. Hello Vimitha,
    These dounuts look fabulous. I am sure they must be really delicious with the intense flavour imparted by rum.
    This year you have treated us to some really healthy and great recipes. Hoping a lot more from your wonderful kitchen in the coming year...... A very Happy New Year !

  2. doughnut look fantastic and very perfectly shaped :) wish a very happy new year dear .. keep rocking !!

  3. As it happens, I just purchased an (also discounted) donut pan. After baking Apple Cider Donut Muffins (http://hanseata.blogspot.com/2013/11/apple-cider-donut-muffins.html), this is the perfect opportunity to try out my new kitchen gadget.
    Rum and cinnamon - who can resist that combination!

  4. Do you really mean 350 degrees Celsius? Shouldn't that be Fahrenheit?

  5. Awesome Donuts Vimi !!
    Wishing you and family a Very Happy New Year !!

  6. G'day! One word? YUM!
    Happy New Year and wish I could try one of these right now!
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. super doughnuts....happy new year dear

  8. yummy doughnuts.. like ur version.. happy new year.. :)

  9. Rum? Oh, yum! Happy New Year, Vimitha!

  10. Hi Vimitha, your donuts sure look very inviting and very interesting recipe.

    Happy New Year to you and wish you all the best in 2014.

  11. Oh Gosh! so perfect doughnuts. Yummy and delicious.

  12. Baked doughnuts look good vimitha. Happy New Year to you...

  13. Awesome donuts :) and looks like an awesome steel this pan is... Happy New year and what a lovely way to bless the family with some warm food

  14. I am envious of your donut pan and drooling over your donuts of course. :) Have a very healthy and fulfilling New Year Vimitha! :)


  15. I always wanted this pan but didn't know outcome, now I can buy it and feed kids healthy donuts. I like rum n raisin combo.

  16. wow...delicious looking donuts...nice you got some good deal :)
    Happy New Year wishes Vimi :)

  17. Donuts looks awesome, since they are baked and made with wheat flour, they make an ideal, healthy snack :)

  18. Gorgeous pictures vimitha.. do link up this one all your holiday bakes to my event..
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  19. Wow looks so perfectly done....I am just loving it very nice.. like the presentation and the pix. lovely cooked and displaed blog. do try to visit my place when time permits love to have your feedback dear.following u glad if u follow me back.. Have a good day.. Happy Blogging

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  20. Hapy new year to u and family V, hope just like these delicious donuts, there will be more sweetness in store for 2014!

  21. Really delicious and fantastic donuts...Healthy version!

  22. Never tried baked-ones...Looking good!

  23. Nice looking donuts and healthy too.

  24. totally irresistible.. as I dont have a donut pan, I deep fried them when I last made it..
    your donuts make me crave for more.. think I must invest in a donut pan too ;)

  25. Same pinch here. I too always wander around the shop for any clearance and sometimes .I would win a jackpot ,getting these.No fun in getting full priced items. Its that satisfaction, we get, when we get the prices in discount. Loved your donuts to the core.


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