Doughnuts have taken off in popularity in recent years, and new "doughnut makers" have inspired some bakers to make them at home. I must confess I have not met a doughnut I did not like.
While walking through Big Lots, I came upon Pillsbury Funfetti Lil' Donut Kits, a donut box mix that lets you make fresh donut holes right in your home kitchen, no deep fryer or donut pan required! How cool is that!
The first thing I noticed was how few ingredients you need to make the donuts! Besides the box kit all you need is milk, water and butter! The kit also comes with glaze and sprinkles.
Here is what to do:
Turn on Your Oven. Set your oven to 375°F. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray or use parchment paper. Make the glaze, according to the directions on the box and set aside.
After making the dough according to the directions on the box, you just roll them into teaspoon size balls and place them on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes and then allow them to cool for 2 minutes.
Next, you will dip each donut into the glaze and coat evenly. Remove the donut and allow excess glaze to drip off. Place the donuts on wax paper-lined baking sheet or cooling rack. Be sure to add the sprinkles right away while the glaze is still “wet” on the donut.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If you happen to have any left, store the donuts in an airtight container.
The mix comes in three flavors — vanilla, chocolate and maple, each with its own glaze flavor and multicolored candy bits. They had that distinctly pleasant doughnut taste, a nice texture, and they're not excessively sweet. I hope they continue to carry these is the supermarkets as they were a cinch to make.
Enjoy your day!