Blueberry

Baked Wholemeal Blueberry Donuts

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April 26, 2013
Author Notes

I have always shied away from making my own donuts because of the deep-frying involved (probably a smart choice given I am clumsy enough to have burned myself with porridge and fallen off a treadmill). But then I started seeing more and more recipes for baked donuts and I started thinking that maybe the way to donut success at home was to bake them.

But, some of the recipes I came across produced donuts that looked either very cakey or, in the case of recipes based on light enriched yeasted doughs, dry, neither of which I find appealing for a donut. It was when I was baking financiers that it occurred to me that the texture I was after might be easiest to achieve with a typical financier batter – a simple light batter containing no more than egg whites, sugar, flour and butter.

Sophia R

  • Makes 8 mini donuts or 4 regular donuts
Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites
  • 40g muscovado sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 50g wholemeal flour
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 80g fresh blueberries
  • 10g butter, melted
  • 4-5 tablespoons sugar
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Whisk the egg whites together with the muscovado sugar and the pinch of salt until stiff and glossy.
  3. Add the flour, melted butter and blueberries to the bowl containing the beaten egg whites and carefully fold the flour, butter and berries into the egg white mixture being careful not to deflate it.
  4. Fill a pastry bag with batter and carefully pipe into your donut mould. Smooth the top of each mould with the back of a wet spoon (to stop the batter of sticking to the spoon).
  5. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the tops of the donuts are golden-brown in colour and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the donuts comes out clean.
  6. Let donuts cool in the mould for a couple of minutes and then carefully invert them onto a serving plate.
  7. Lastly, brush each donut all around with some of the extra melted butter and then carefully coat them with the extra sugar.

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Hi, my name is Sophia and I have a passion (ok, maybe it is veering towards an obsession) for food and all things food-related: I read cookbooks for entertainment and sightseeing for me invariably includes walking up and down foreign supermarket aisles. I love to cook and bake but definitely play around more with sweet ingredients. Current obsessions include all things fennel (I hope there is no cure), substituting butter in recipes with browned butter, baking with olive oil, toasted rice ice cream, seeing whether there is anything that could be ruined by adding a few flakes of sea salt and, most recently, trying to bridge the gap between German, English and Italian Christmas baking – would it be wrong to make a minced meat filled Crostata?