There are very few people in this world who can resist doughnuts! The perfect party food or the indulgent dessert idea!
Doughnuts are a favorite with everyone at my house! I had learned to make them in the baking course but never made them post that. In October, when daring bakers were making them, I so wanted to make them too but was just too busy with many things.
When Ojas came and told me he wants doughnuts for his party, I was like why not? So I made a small quantity, a week before the party as a trial and it was yummy! Soft and fluffy as its supposed to be and everyone in the house loved them.
The recipe is something that I made up by combining the best of both – the daring bakers recipe and the recipe I got from my institute. The doughnuts came out really really soft. And I loved the addition of cardamom and saffron that I picked up from Meeta’s version.
However, a word of caution. If you want to store it for a day or two, store it in an airtight container without the glaze. I made it again for the party one day in advance and forgot to put in an air container and they had lost some of the softness. But honestly, the taste was so good that they were a super hit at the party. And making doughnuts at home gave me that satisfaction of trying out something new and being good at it!
I know there are so many outlets which now sell doughnuts but there is something amazing about baking them at home. The smell of the fresh doughnut baking in the oven should be bottled up and sold for a price, really! The whole house smelt divine when I put in the batch to bake! Pretty similar to the awesome smell that wafted through the house when I put in a batch of double chocolate banana bread to bake!