Everyone likes to indulge in a doughnut from time to time. The deep-fried, pillowy pastries are always a treat, whether you like yours glazed, cream filled or rainbow sprinkled. Doughnuts never claimed to be health food and there is absolutely no reason that you should not eat a doughnut or two when the craving strikes, but you can also make somewhat healthier baked donuts at home for a twist on those deep fried treats that you can eat a lot more often. Baked Doughnuts For Everyone introduces readers to 101 baked doughnut – or donut, as I usually prefer – recipes that are all gluten free, making them available to a wider audience than your typical baked donut.
The book begins with classic doughnut recipes, such as buttermilk doughnuts and apple fritters. The subsequent chapters cover fruit-filled doughnuts, spiced doughnuts and even savory doughnuts. There is even a section dedicated to lightened up doughnuts, in case just being baked isn’t as healthy as you want to try to go with your breakfast pastries. Since these recipes are gluten free, they use a variety of different flours, including rice flour, nut flours, oat flour and cornmeal, and you might find that you’ll need to take a quick trip to the grocery store to pick up supplies before starting out. It’s worth the effort, however, because the recipes really are very easy to follow once you have your ingredients on hand and the mixture of flours specified will give your baked doughnuts the best results possible. The tips and tricks that are described at the beginning of the book are very helpful, and they will definitely improve your finished doughnuts, so don’t forget to take a moment to read through them before you start baking!
To best utilize the recipes in the book, you are going to want to make sure that you have a donut pan and/or a mini donut pan in your kitchen to properly shape the donuts. You could bake the recipes in muffin pans or mini muffin pans, but the overall look is going to be a lot better when a proper donut pan is used and the pans are well worth the investment if you’re going to bake your way through a book like this one!