>Baked Donuts with Coffee Glaze
June 7, 2010 § 33 Comments
Baked Donuts with Coffee Glaze (from SimplySweeter):
1 1/3 cups warm milk
1 packet active dry yeast
2 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup sugar
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 pinch or two of freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1+ tbsp of milk
1 packet of Starbucks Via (or another instant coffee)
Place 1/3 cup of the warm milk in the bowl of an electric mixer. Stir in the yeast and set aside for five minutes or so. Stir the butter and sugar into the remaining cup of warm milk and add it to the yeast mixture. With a fork, stir in the eggs, flour, nutmeg, and salt – just until the flour is incorporated. With the dough hook attachment of your mixer beat the dough for a few minutes at medium speed, until the dough pulls away from the bowl. Turn it out onto a floured counter-top, knead a few times, and shape into a ball. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover, put in a warm place, and let rise for an hour or until the dough has roughly doubled in size.
Punch down the dough and roll it out 1/2-inch thick on your floured countertop. Using a circular cutter, cut a hole in the dough. Then, using a smaller circle cutter, cut a doughnut “hole” out in the center. Transfer the circles to the donut pan. Then cover with a clean cloth and let rise for another 45 minutes.
Bake in a 375 for about 8 minutes. Remove the doughnuts from the oven and let cool for just a minute or two.
For the glaze: Pour the powdered sugar into a bowl, and slowly add the milk until you get a glaze-y consistency. Then stir in the packet of Starbucks Via, a little at a time until you get the desired color/ taste. Dip cooled donuts into the glaze.