Tuesday nights are fast becoming a little too routine for my liking. I come home early from work, stick on some comfy clothes and jump into the kitchen to make a quick bake before The Great British Bake Off airs at 8pm.
Sad, I no, but I can’t help it. I love baking, and I LOVE that programme.
This week, I decided I would try my hand at mini doughnuts bites. It tied in beautifully with this weeks episode too- but these are much quicker, much easier and come with full instructions!! No technical bake guessing for these little beauties.
I found this recipe via the wonders of Pinterest. The original recipe from the LickThatSpoon blog is pinned to my food board (here) if you want to have a look… But below, I have converted the measurements from cups to grams to simplify for future use (I am not going to lie, this is mainly for me, as I don’t own any American measures and I will most definitely be making these again, but for now we will pretend I did it all for you xx).
Served warm with vanilla ice cream is when it’s at it’s best, with a side of GBBO as well.
…but I did sneak
one, two, oh ok a few for breakfast this morning so I can also confirm they are delicious cold and on the run too.
To create this little doughnut bites of cinnamon joy you will need:
90g Unsalted Butter
235ml Semi Skimmed Milk
165g Plain Flour
2 large Eggs
Caster Sugar and Cinnamon to dust
Prep the cinnamon mix first. It’s a ratio of 50g of sugar to 2tsp of cinnamon, mixed. Simple!
Combine the butter and milk over a medium heat in a pan (taking care to not let it boil). Once the butter is completely melted, mix in the flour and stir until it forms a smooth ball. Transfer this ball into a bowl, then beat in the eggs one by one until the mix loosens slightly. It needs to remain thick but still be pourable.
Fill a piping bag with the mixture and set aside.
I used a small pan to shallow fry these Power Puffs (I can hear health and safety nuts freaking out from afar) as they are so small. It means you don’t have use as much oil. If you fancy trying this, just pour about 2inches worth of oil into whichever pan you decide you use. The batter just needs enough room to float.
Pipe small dollops of batter into the oil, turning them as they become a gorgeous golden colour and then fish them out with a slotted spoon. Put the puffs straight into the cinnamon sugar for a little roll around, and then onto a plate to serve.