Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baked Lemon Donuts with Lemon Glaze

What do you do when life gives you lemons? You make baked lemon donuts with lemon glaze.

Baked Lemon Donuts

And you also use cliched introductions. But it's early and I've just started caffeinating, okay?

I just bought a brand new kitchen toy: a donut pan! It makes baking donuts as easy and as accessible as baking cupcakes or cake. You just make the batter, drop it into the pan, and voila -- donuts in 10 or so minutes. 

Baked Lemon Donuts

These lemon donuts are the first to be made, and ended up light, fluffy, and the perfect mix of tartness and sweetness. I'm sure the recipe would work just as well as cupcakes, if you haven't gotten your hands on a donut pan yet. But you should, because baked donuts.

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Baked Lemon Donuts Recipe with Lemon Glaze
adapted from Honest Cooking


Donut Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 cup honey
2.5 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp vanilla extract
zest from 1 lemon


Glaze Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
juice from 1 lemon


Directions:
Start by getting prepared. Grease a donut pan and preheat the oven to 425F.

Get a large bowl, and mix together all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt). Let them sit there and think about what they’ve done.

In yet another bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients (buttermilk, eggs, honey, butter, vanilla, and lemon zest).

Combine the wet and dry ingredients in whatever bowl is largest, and mix until just combined. Don’t overbeat!

Spoon the batter into the greased donut pan, filling the spots about 2/3 full. Bake for 6-8 minutes, checking frequently, until they’re done. How do you know if they’re done? They’ll be golden brown, will spring back when touched gently, and a toothpick will come out clean from the centre. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before you take them out to cool on a wire rack with a parchment sheet underneath.

To make the glaze, whisk together the icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth and glossy. Dip the donuts while they’re still warm (but not hot!) into the glaze. Place the freshly glazed donut back on the rack, glazed side up.

11 comments:

  1. ugh donuts and lemon are two of my favorite things! i need these immediately! love your blog :)

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  2. Hello! I'm popping over from the LJ cooking community (I'm bubblebubba--hi!). Might've been the promise of more donuts that did it. At any rate, happy Thanksgiving up in the northern parts!

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  3. These look amazing! I'm going to have to find my donut pans and make these now :) (P.S. also from over on LJ like the previous commenter)

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  4. I found your recipe on pinterest and just made it. So delicious! Thank you!

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  5. Oh my, your recipes look and sound incredible! I am now happily following you and I look forward to many more recipes from you :) Have a lovely day!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  8. How many donuts does this recipe make?

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  9. I made these! Didn't have a doughnut pan, so I made them on a cookie sheet. http://instagram.com/p/WLWWhZxMei/

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  10. These look great, thanks for sharing!!!

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