Yesssss Maim!!!!! :D
They turned out fabulously this time!! And I’m in such a good mood I am going to reveal the first Glo Bakery Glonut recipe with all of you. :)
The modifications that I made were spot on! These doughnuts came out lighter, sweeter, and more doughnut-like in my opinion.
They are vegan to boot!
- 1 T water
- 1/2 T ground flax
- 1.2 t egg replacer
- 1 T water
- 1/4 t apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup soymilk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 t pure vanilla extract
- 1 T EVOO
- 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
- 3/4 cup + 2 T all purpose flour
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt (or a bit less)
- 1 t cinnamon
- 1/2 t nutmeg
- 1/4 t ginger
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1.5 T pure maple syrup
- 1.5 t soymilk
Makes 20 mini glonuts.
Directions: Preheat oven to 350F. Mix the egg replacer with the tablespoon of water and whisk together in a bowl. Next add the ground flax and 1 T water and whisk. In a separate small bowl mix together the vinegar and the soy milk and set aside. In a saucepan over low heat, add the pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, and EVOO. Stir well several times until sugar dissolves. Now add the flax mixture and stir well. Finally add the soymilk mixture and stir well. Make sure you keep the saucepan on the lowest heat setting as you only want it to get warm.
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg). Now take the wet mixture and beat it on high speed to get it frothy and bubbly (see picture below). Now pour it over the dry ingredients. Stir just until combined but no longer. It should only take about 10 strokes to mix the batter.
Now spoon the dough into ungreased doughnut pans or shape the doughnuts or doughnut holes by hand using wet hands. Bake for 11 mins.
While baking, make the maple glaze.
Maple Glaze: Stir the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and soymilk very well. You might want to sift your icing sugar beforehand to get the clumps out. If your mixture is too thick, add soymilk gradually to thin out.
After removing the doughnuts from the oven, let cool for a couple minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Once they are cool, dip them in the maple glaze and let sit to dry.
It’s hard to say given all the changes I made to my original recipe, however I do think beating the pumpkin mixture until very frothy made for a lighter doughnut!
We have air bubbles! Air bubbles in batter = lighter dough!
This dough was much easier to mix. It took me only about 8-10 strokes to just mix it together. Remember the less you mix it, the less ‘chewy’ and ‘tough’ your dough will turn out.
After baking for just 11 minutes! I made 12 small, 4 large, and 2 ‘glonut holes’ :)
I see holes where air bubbles used to be! This batch of doughnuts also turned out smoother on the top.
My mini glonut hole! How cute! You could definitely make doughnut muffins too!
Time to dip them in the maple glaze…this part is lots of fun and VERY easy! After dipping, I topped mine with raw turbinado sugar. It added the perfect crunch!
Make sure you line your cooling rack with parchment or wax paper- it will save lots of clean up time.
Of course I had to make a dark chocolate dipped one too! To do this I melted the chocolate with a little bit of olive oil margarine (to thin it out). The chocolate was Eric’s favourite! (Of course! lol).
I loved these mini holes/muffins :) I used some petit four liners.
I LOVED these glonuts!!!!! They are going straight to my bakery!
I am also going to experiment with replacing the pumpkin for bananas, and also possibly chopped apples. Maybe mango?? The possibilities are endless!
I packaged up the glonuts as a birthday gift for my Aunt who is visiting tomorrow! Hopefully she enjoys them as much as we did!
Eric and I got a second workout in today- cleaning the house! We cleaned for a long time and still have lots left to do! I did about 4 loads of laundry, cleaned the main level bathroom, swept all floors, vacuumed all floors, cleaned the sink/stovetop/counters, did dishes, windexed the french door panels, and tidied the office!
Eric was also cleaning lots! He cleaned up the basement for a long time (it was in a disaster from all the renos), he vacuumed the entry way, living room, office, staircase, and dining room. He also did some laundry and yardwork! I am lucky that I have a husband who helps out- even if I do have to bug him to do it and ‘give him a list’ :) I used to get annoyed that I had to ask him to do things (implying that it was MY job and he was doing me a favour by helping!), but now I just try to appreciate the fact that he does do his share of work.
Tonight’s question: Do you and your significant other (or roommates) share the cleaning list? Do you split up certain chores that you always do?
Eric and I both do pretty much everything. The kitchen is my domain though since I mess it up with the bakery. He does dishes and helps clean the floors, but the deep down cleaning is my responsibility. We also both do bathrooms, laundry, and all other chores. He does most of the garbage and I do it on occasion! He is the resident spider/creepy-crawly remover too! Oh- and I do ALL the cooking!! lol.
I’m off to prepare for tomorrow’s dinner menu and then Eric and I are going to Tag Team Clean our master bathroom. [Uh oh I just told him this and he’s not pleased!!!] ;)
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Enjoy your night!