Donuts, so delicious, yet so incredibly, incredibly fatty. For example, The original glazed Krispy Kreme donut weighs 52 grams and has 12 grams of fat. The New York cheesecake donut has 330 calories, of which 170 are derived from fat. This bad boy has 19 grams of fat, 30 per cent of the daily requirement! In one donut.
So, the prospect of baked donuts with less fat (but still not guilt free!) is an appealing one.
The recipe I used can be found here. I would be tempted to add a little more butter to this recipe next time.
The donuts were good - make no mistake, they're not as good as fried - kind of like a chewier, moister brioche. They cook like lightning, so whip em out of the oven pretty fast.
I do think that sourdough has slightly ruined me for yeasted breads, however. I find myself questing for that complex malty, nutty, three-dimensional taste that you can only get from a long ferment and a natural levain. Sourdough donuts?? Hmmm, an interesting possibility.
The big question, is do I like these more than the different, but delectable, choux pastry?? Hmmm, probably not. Choux pastry is about as easy, and so light and versatile. It's easy to eat more of it though.... They are beautiful, glistening like calorie snowballs in the light...