In my opinion, these baked doughnuts are as good as any deep fried ones. Mr Makes agrees (he ate three of them in as many minutes!). They're an awesome Sunday morning bake and they make the house smell lovely.
Baked Cinnamon Doughnuts (makes 12)
100g vegetable fat (I used Trex)
175g caster sugar
185g plain flour
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp grated nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
60g butter, melted
100g granulated sugar mixed with 2 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan). Grease and flour a 12 hole muffin tin - this is really important, do it and your doughnuts will come out in one piece!2. Beat the vegetable fat and caster sugar until smooth and creamy - this will take a few minutes.
3. In two separate bowls: mix the egg with the milk in one, and in the other stir the baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon into the flour.
4. To the creamed sugar and veg fat add half of the liquid and combine. Mix through half of the flour mixture, followed by the remaining liquid and then the rest of the flour.
7. Dip in the melted butter, then the cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!