Thursday, 10 July 2014

On The Table In 30: Baking - Sugar And Spice Doughnut Recipe

I love baking, but I spend so long in the kitchen making tea that it can seem a chore at times. On The Table In 30: Baking from Parragon Books sounded just the ticket. Quick recipes are also ideal for cooking with children before they lose interest and wander off, and usually a little easier, so great for beginners.

On The Table In 30 Minutes Recipe Cookbook Review

On The Table In 30 Minutes Recipe Cookbook Review Molten Cupcakes

Full of delicious looking recipes I knew immediately what we were going to make, as my son has been pestering me for doughnuts for ages now. I've never made them before, so now was the opportunity.

Sugar & Spice Doughnuts (page 76)


Makes 6 or 12

Ingredients

115g/4oz self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
 70g/2 1/2oz caster sugar
1tsp ground mixed spice
75ml/2 1/2fl oz milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
25g/1oz butter, melted - plus extra for greasing

Sugar-coating
2 tbsp caster sugar
1tsp ground mixed spice

30 minutes to go..

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5. Thoroughly grease a 6 hole doughnut tin or a 12 hole mini muffin tin (cake tin). Sift together the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar and spice. Make a well in the centre.
Mix together the milk, egg, vanilla extract and melted butter and pour into the well. Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth.

25 minutes to go...

Spoon the mixture into a piping bag filled with a plain nozzle. pipe the mixture as neatly as possible into the prepared tin. Each hole should be about 2/3 full.

20 minutes to go....

Bake in a preheated oven for 12-14 minutes, or until risen, golden and firm to the touch. To make the sugar coating, mix together the sugar and mixed spice on a plate.

On The Table In 30 Minutes Recipe Cookbook Review Suggar And Spice Doughnuts

Leave the doughnuts to cool in the tinfor 2-3 minutes then gently ease them out. Toss them in the spiced sugar to coat completely and then serve warm or cold.

On The Table In 30 Minutes Recipe Cookbook Review rolling doughnuts in sugar coating
On The Table In 30 Minutes Recipe Cookbook Review Suggar And Spice Doughnuts cooked

On the table in 30 minutes: Baking has 176 pages with 60 super-speedy recipes. It also has loads of hints and tips and information pages including substitute ingredients, measurments conversion and preparation techniques.

On The Table In 30 Minutes Recipe Cookbook Review Raspberry cake page

And the doughnuts? They were delicious! They really did taste just like doughnuts, although less greasy and not deep fried, so they've got to be better for you! They were 'on the table in (less than) 30 minutes, and eaten in 35. My son is very happy that not only did he get some doughnuts, but he actually made them himself - he had a good go at every step - including piping.

On The Table In 30 Minutes Recipe Cookbook Review boy eating doughnut

On The Table In 30 Minutes: Baking has a recommended retail price of £12, and I think it's a great book at that price with absolutely loads to offer practically any cook.

On The Table In 30 Minutes Recipe Cookbook Review plate of doughnut crumbs

blogbadge photo badge_zpsf0b88074.jpg

Link up your recipe of the week

I was sent my book for review

16 comments:

  1. so clever of him doing it! they do look very delicious! lovely book!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They were ridiculously easy Eileen - I had no idea! :)

      Delete
  2. oh those buns look delicious. I find my two get very easily bored and distracted if the recipes take much more than 30 mins so this is a great idea.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is perfect for cooking with kids. I've had a really good look through, and aside from burny stuff children can have a good go at everything in it :)

      Delete
  3. The doughnuts look great although those molten chocolate cupcakes would be on my list to make!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha....I already have the chocolate - they're next on my list! :D

      Delete
  4. Yummy. I'll bet they didn't last long,

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gosh no - they were literally gone as soon as he'd coated them - you couldn't see the queue just out of shot :D

      Delete
  5. Sounds like a great book! I will have to try these out, I've been wanting to make donuts for ages!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do it! I thought they'd be an imitation, especially not being fried, but they were great and so easy :)

      Delete
  6. I've never made doughnuts but it's something I've always wanted to try. I'm going to have to give these a go. The book looks good too! Thanks for linking up to Kids in the Kitchen. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome - and thank you for hosting! I've never made them before because I assumed deep fat frying and loads of time - I couldn't believe how well these turned out :)

      Delete
  7. I am SO going to try these - We made donuts ourselves for the first time ever recently but they needed frying and so it was a bit stressful! These look so quick and ideal to try out. #kidsinthekitchen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The frying is what's always put me off. I thought these would be weird baked in the oven, but not at all - and so blooming quick! :D

      Delete
  8. Those doughnuts look great and I love that they are baked not fried, will definitely be getting this book!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are delivcious! I've pretty much always got the ingredients in too, so at the drop of a hat I can get bonus Mum points :P

      Delete

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I read every one and try my best to reply!