Today I’m back with my forth and final instalment of my halloween bakes!
As you would have seen from the heading, today I’m talking doughnuts. Doughnuts are a well known indulgent food item, let’s be honest, who doesn’t love these as a sweet treat?
BUT, if your conscious of the amount of calories they contain, today I’m about to change that. Today’s Halloween doughnuts are low in calories yet just as tasty as the ones you buy from your supermarket. So if your in the mood to demolish the entire rack of doughnuts, then go ahead as these are a sweet treat you don’t have to count the calories on!
Alongside these being low calorie (always an added bonus), these are super quick and easy to make and decorate! So, if your wanting to create your own doughnuts this Halloween, then carry on reading…
Ingredients You Need To Make Doighnuts:
- 1 Large Egg
- 125g Of Caster Sugar
- 50g Of Butter
- 200g Of Plain Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Of Baking Powder
- Pinch Of Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Of Pumpkin Spice
- 125g Of Milk
What You Need To Decorate Your Doughnuts:
- A bar of white chocolate (or coloured candy melts)
- Spooky Halloween toppers
How To Make Spooky Doughnuts:
- Firstly, gather together all your ingredients and equipment.
- Secondly, sift together 200g or plain flour, 2 teaspoons of plain flour and pinch of salt into a large bowl.
- Next, make a well in the middle and add 125g of caster sugar, 125g of milk, 1 large egg, 2 Teaspoons of pumpkin spice and 50g of melted butter, then mix together until a batter forms.
- Now, turn on your doughnut machine at the mains and wait for the indicator to turn on, this indicates the machine is heating up.
- Once you’ve allowed your doughnut maker to heat up, the indicator will go off (or turn green) and this means the cooking plates have reached the correct temperature to start cooking.
- Spray some oil (I use the 1 calorie oil by flora) or rub butter onto each of the cooking plates, this will assist in the removal of the doughnuts from the machine.
- Place your batter into a piping bag which should be prepared with a nozzle inside OR use a spoon to spoon the batter in (this is what I do, it’s quicker admittedly) and divide equally into the pan moulds.
- Gently close the lid, ensuring the latch locks in place.
- Allow the batter to cook for approximately 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. TIP: I have found one side of the doughnut will always be darker than the other but this doesn’t mean it isn’t cooked through.
- Once your doughnuts are cooked, they should be removed with only a wooden spoon or plastic spoon (don’t electrocute yourself please!). Once removed, place onto a wire rack to cool before decorating.
How To Decorate Your Doughnuts:
- Once your doughnuts have cooled completely, it’s time to get decorating!
- In a small bowl, add the white chocolate (or coloured candy melts depending on what your using) and melt in the microwave for 1 minute.
- Once they’ve melted, dip one side of the doughnut into the melted chocolate.
- Once you’ve dipped and your doughnut is covered in chocolate, add some spooky Halloween toppers and place to the side to set.
That’s your Halloween doughnuts prepared, cooked and decorated!
So this is my final instalment for this year, I truly hope you enjoyed my bakes and it gave you some inspiration on what to bake this Halloween!
From now until December, blogposts may be very few and far between as I’m pushing myself to get incredibly creative this Christmas with my blogposts. I’m not actually doing ‘blogmas’ as such this year, I’m just writing lots of posts through the month of December to get you into the Christmas spirit! So, please excuse the lack of blogposts but it’ll all be worth it when December arrives… I promise!
Thank you so much for the love this Halloween, I really do appreciate it.
Sending tons of love and hugs to you all as always,