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8/16/2009

Baked Donuts

1 cup milk (heated approximately 1 minute in microwave)
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F.) (I ended up using more water)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature and beaten
5 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
3 teaspoons instant active dry yeast
Cinnamon Topping (see recipe below)

Add all the ingredients into your bread maching, except the Cinnamon Topping, in the bread pan of bread machine.

Use your dough setting.
Check the dough you can open the lid to check. It should form a nice elastic ball. If you think the dough is too moist, add additional flour (a tablespoon at a time). The same is true if the dough is looking dry and gnarly. Add warm water (a tablespoon at a time). You want the dough to be supple and smooth. It should be slightly tacky to the touch.

When the bread machine has completed the dough cycle, remove dough from pan and turn out onto a lightly floured surface.

Roll dough out approximately 1/3-inch thick on a lightly-floured board. Using your floured doughnut cutter, cut out the doughnuts and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

NOTE: If you don't have a doughnut cutter, use a 2 to 3-inch round cookie cutter. Cut out the smaller inner circle using a smaller cutter. Cover the doughnuts with plastic wrap and let rise for approximate 45 to 60 minutes. At this point they went into the fridge for overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until the bottoms of the doughnuts are just golden. I also baked the munchkin parts for 8 minutes.

Don't overbake - under bake them a little, as they will continue baking outside the oven for a few minutes. You want an interior that is moist and tender. Remove from oven and let the doughnuts cool for 1 to 2 minutes.

Cinnamon Topping:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Dip each doughnut in the melted butter and then in the sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Well they taste like dinner rolls but with melted butter with cinnamon sugar. They were good, but not what I was expecting.

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