Daring Bakers October Challenge – Doughnuts!

October 27, 2010thecoffeebreak

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.

Cream Glazed Baked Cappuccino Doughnuts
(Makes about 15-20 doughnuts)
Ingredients: 
160 ml warm milk
1 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon butter, softened
100 gram sugar
1 sachet cappuccino mix
450 gram all purpose flour, plus extra for kneading
½ teaspoon salt
For the glazing:
200 gram icing sugar
4-5 tablespoons cream
Handful of roasted flaked almonds
Method:
In bowl mix warm milk, yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar; leave to stand for 5 minutes.
To the yeast mixture add butter, egg, sugar and salt. Then gradually add flour and cappuccino mix. Mix until dough is smooth.
Turn dough onto floured surface and knead a few times. Then place into oiled bowl and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 – 1 ½ hr or until doubled.
Place dough onto floured surface; punch down the dough and roll it out to 3 cm thickness.
Cut out 10 cm circle and place to lined cookie sheets. Then cut out 5 cm circles form the centre; cover with cling film and leave to rise for about 30-40 minutes.
When ready transfer to the 190⁰ C preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. Leave to cool for a bit.
  
For the glaze, mix icing sugar and cream, whisk until smooth.
When doughnuts are cooled, dip the top of doughnuts into glaze then sprinkle with flaked almonds.

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8 Comments

  • The Betz Family

    October 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Wow, I don't think I've heard of cappucnino flavored doughnuts but that might be because I typically shy away from coffee flavored things. Your doughnuts look great! Nice job on the challenge!

  • outoftheoven

    October 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Yum! I love the idea of a cappuccino doughnut, and they turned out so beautifully! Great job on the challenge!

  • Renuka

    October 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    they sound and look sublime…..I am definately going to try this.

  • shelley c.

    October 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Yum – those would probably go so well with a cup of coffee (or, you know, cappuccino!) for breakfast or snack or any time!! Really great job.

  • Audax

    October 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Cappuccino doughnuts that sounds so delicious and yummy, deep fried coffee flavoured dough wondrous. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

  • Renata

    October 28, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I hadn't thought of coffee flavored doughnuts, they must be delicious! The flaked almonds on top look great.

  • thecoffeebreak

    November 1, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I am coffee addict and ofcourse my first thought was COFFEE FLAVOURED DOUGHNUTS and I must say they were succes 🙂

  • Apu

    November 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Delicious!! I did baked doughnuts too.

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