January 10, 2012

A few simple baked doughnuts

I got bored the other night, and just needed to make some doughnuts.

Often I get into these sort of manic panics where I just bake. I bake and bake and bake, and that is just what happened. It all started when I was reading over "Babycakes Cover the Classics" cookbook, where there is an extensive section about doughnuts. I altered a version of the Spiced Marble Doughnuts, and made those delightful badboys.

Chocolate Marbled Spiced Doughnuts
Altered from the Babycakes Spiced Marble Doughnuts

1 1/2 + 1/3 cup gluten free mix (I used bob's red mill)
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup canola oil
a few shakes of cinnamon
a few shakes of nutmeg
1 tsp maple extract (or vanilla)
3 tbsp cocoa
3 tbsp ground flax mixed with 3/4 cup warm water
Hot water

Preheat the oven to 375. Spray a doughnut tin with non-stick spray, and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients and spices (except cocoa powder)
Divide the dry ingredients in half, and mix the cocoa into one half of the dry ingredients until it's well combined.
In another bowl, mix together the falx seeds, maple extract, and oil. Divide in half and add half to each side of the flour mixture.
Add hot water to each side, until it reaches a batter consistency.
Add the chocolate to the plain batter, and marble it.
Spoon into the doughnut tin, using well oiled fingers to spread it around.
Bake for 15 minutes, until well done!
Top with sugar and cinnamon mixed together if you like! Tastes best the first day!

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