Any way you spell 'em, they're delicious.
Baked cinnamon-sugar mini donuts. Thirty three of 'em!
They were baked in my Baby Cakes electric mini donut maker using a recipe from the book Mini Donuts by Jessica Segarra, creator of The Novice Chef Blog.
The machine is a cute little thing that has somewhat of a learning curve. The first batch of six left a lot to be desired. They were left in too long.
All six had pale tops (see column 1) and rather dark bottoms (column 2).
The next batch was an improvement.
They were taller, which made for more color on the tops and almost perfectly colored bottoms. Too bad the holes darkened so much.
By batch three I had it down to a science. I needed a good 1-1/2 tbs of batter in each well and I had to work fast or the first ones would bake too much on the bottom before I got the sixth one in the well. The last three, baked by themselves with the last of the batter, had not so pale tops (the middle one), not so dark holes and the bottoms were not too dark.
The process needed tweaking, but once the tops were dipped in butter then cinnamon sugar, all was forgiven.
Going . . . going . . . almost gone!
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