RecipeJoes Kitchen Takeover: Donuts
Donuts are a wonderful treat that most Americans are in love with! Don’t believe me, let Krispy Kreme’s Hot Light come on right now! People would almost wreck trying to get in line to those glazed confections. Why not avoid the long line and make some at home? Watch us do a baked version and you’ll see how easy it is.
Let’s get this out of the way first – Doughnuts vs. Donuts? “Doughnut” is actually proper, but “donut” is acceptable. If you look in older dictionaries, you’ll only find “doughnut.” However, the Merriam-Webster dictionary now lists “donut” as a variant of “doughnut.”
RecipeJoes Donut Kitchen Takeover
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup blueberry syrup
- 1 container Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray doughnut pan with Baker’s Joy spray.
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder). Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, butter, and egg, and blueberry syrup together. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Place batter in large plastic bag with end cut off about ½”. Fill donut cavities about ¾” full and slam pan on floor or countertop to get dough to settle and bring air bubbles to the top..
Bake for 20-22 minutes until tops are lightly browned and when you push on donut it springs back. Let donuts cool in pan for 10 minutes before gently inverting pan and taking donuts out.
While donuts are cooling, warm frosting in microwave for 10 seconds. When the donuts are cooled completely, dip tops of donut into the frosting and cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy! The donuts will keep good covered for about 2 days.
Fun Donut Facts
Wow your kids with your doughnut/donut knowledge!
- National Donut Day was officially established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression.
- In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year.
- The largest donut ever made was an American-style jelly donut weighing 1.7 tons. It was 16 feet in diameter and 16 inches high in the center.
- Per capita, Canada has more donut shops than any other country.
- Adolph Levitt invented the first donut machine in 1920.
- The US donut industry is worth 3.6 billion dollars!
- The Guinness World record for donut eating is held by John Haight, who consumed 29 donuts in just over 6 minutes.
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Cornelius Joe II is a food influencer with a family focus. He's a husband and father of two little girls, and they love all kinds of food in their household! Watch as he makes awesome recipes, tries new foods, and discovers amazing new restaurants. Follow their cooking adventures on the RecipeJoes YouTube channel.