Cinnamon Ring Doughnuts

So this isn't really a proper post; more of a confirmation that the previous doughnut recipe that I posted earlier this month is indeed better suited to ring doughnuts.

The process of making them is the same, except you roll out the dough and cut it into doughnut shapes before rising. I used a cookie cutter for the outer and the end of a shot measure for the inner. Half the recipe quoted previously makes 4 doughtnuts.

Raising on an oiled surface really helps with clean removal. Fry each in 190oc oil until done (golden brown), turning a few times:

When cooked, shake off excess oil and roll in a mixture of sugar and ground cinnamon. Eat within a day.

Critique? Physically, they work. They do everything you'd expect and the end result looks as it should.

Taste wise they do have that lovely fresh doughnut taste to them, but it's more of an aftertaste as opposed to an in your face taste. Somehow I need to get more flavour into the dough, which could mean salt or a source of flavour (vanilla?). As they're going with cinnamon, I wonder if replacing water for apple juice would work?

The other criticism I have of them is that they're ever so slightly chewy. That is, they're not quite soft enough and melt in the mouth like. I'll work on it and let you know ;)


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Good lord these look heavenly. Please don't post such amazingly sweet and tempting things so early on a Wednesday morning... My bowl of bran flakes just won't cut the mustard!

  1. Steven said...:

    Sorry, I did have one of these for breakfast as it happens :)

  1. Mihl said...:

    Those look perfect! Send one over so I can give you taste feedback. ;)

  1. Kip said...:

    The density reminds me of American style doughnuts, but I love both equally so yum!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    just made these. perfect but as you said, there was something lacking flavour-wise, even though i put sugar in the original dough. annoying but a nice treat.

  1. Steven said...:

    Good to know it's not just me then :)

    I've not made these again yet, but will try injecting lots of flavour next time, perhaps with apple juice instead of water.

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  1. Larry j said...:

    Hamilton Beach made a.full size donut maker but stopped...Keurig should make one to compliment their coffees. No one seems to want to make the full size electric ones.

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