Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Masterclass Donuts



This post is pure coincidence; a confluence of two events. First, I saw this fabulous donut recipe on Masterchef Australia. I've been diligently following the show since it started but this was the first time a recipe really caught my attention. In a "make this right now" kind of manner.

Then the daring bakers came along and decided that we should do donuts this month. They even dispensed with their usual strict rules and said that anything goes, as long as it is broadly a donut. I've been missing challenges last few months, so this is just the perfect time to return to the club.

Made with a batter rather than a dough, the Mastechef donuts are misshapen and not exactly pretty. But they are light, crunchy and delicious. Following the recipe exactly as given, I rolled my hot, just fried donuts in lavender sugar, then used a pastry bag with a sharp tip to make a hole and fill the donuts with blackcurrant jam.

Unless you are catering to a crowd, reduce the recipe. I did 1/4th of the recipe and still got more than a dozen. Which, incidentally, were all gone within few seconds of my opening the box at work. So maybe you should make the full recipe anyway; it will make you incredibly popular.

PS : (The Mandatory Blog Checking Lines for Daring Bakers)
The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.

8 comments:

uk4dz said...

Lavender sugar and blackcurrant jam sounds fabulous! I wish I could try your doughnuts!

Rachel said...

Lavendar and black currant.. how exotice and Masterchef is a prog that I diligently follow too.

Apu said...

Well done!! Donuts look good.

Srivalli said...

Looks so awesome Simmi..I really like your make now attitude..that helps to learn so many new things you do..:)

Kris Ngoei said...

Delicious doughnuts! Yes, I agree next time I will make one whole recipe and become so popular at work :-)

Sawadee from Bangkok,
Kris

Jayasri Ravi said...

They are so lovely sim!, Lavender and blackcurrant, Lavender is quite a strong flavour, they look so deliciously inviting

Aparna said...

They sound just great, Simmi. Love the blackcurrant touch. :)
I'm another one who follows Masterchef Australia, and one of the few programmes I really enjoy!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Simran,

The doughnuts look gr8!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com