You know the bakeware you have kicking around in a cupboard, seldom used, that you bought at a market, or a closing down sale, or just at a sale, and you thought, "I must have that, I'll use it someday...". Well I have two pans that fit that category perfectly.
They looked so cute, and they are good quality 'Bakers Secret', and they were brand new (bought them at a market stall) and I just had to have them. Well they have never been used... until today.
I hit up Google with the search terms 'doughnut recipe baked' and out popped one from Ina Garten, the one and only Barefoot Contessa, courtesy of the Food Network. I admit I tweaked the recipe right off the bat, by dropping the amount of sugar in the batter down from 1.5 cups (!) to a mere 1/3 cup. I also dropped the step of dredging the little babies in butter before their cinnamon/sugar sprinkle bath, and the coating still adhered to their lil brown coats just fine.
The delicious end result, which made the house smell like a doughnut van had just parked outside my kitchen window...
So, so easy. Dangerously easy. Will definitely make these again : )