– Hi, Ben!
– Well, I don’t know what to start with. I’m kind of embarrassed…
– There is nothing to be embarrassed about, Ben. We’re all the friends in here!
– Okay, I’d better start. I’m an ex-donutoholic. Or let’s say a cakedonutoholic – not a fun of fried things. I think it’s just impossible to be an ex-donutoholic, though. Anyways, I hadn’t been baking any donuts since the beginning of April, and I thought I fully got rid of that gruesome addiction…I was totally okay making marshmallows instead. However, at the beginning of May I started thinking of them. I wanted to make something delicious on my Birthday, and I found out I was getting to be obsessed with that idea. Just to indulge yourself. I didn’t want anything sophisticated – just a few donuts. I couldn’t imagine I would be obsessed with donuts again, after one month being sober (sobbing).
– So, on my Birthday I made them. Two kinds. With mango and Nutella-hazelnut glaze… I’m just kind of hoping I didn’t get this ball rolling again…
– Oh, Ben…
Okay, enough. This is such a lie! I didn’t get any donuts on my Birthday even though I could have made them. Why anyone would write such a post if that didn’t happen – you’re wondering? Let me explain, please.
I wrote this dialog a few days before my birthday when I was still planning on baking the donuts. The process of working on my blog is ongoing; I always think about its textual content – while walking, being in the gym, working, cooking….well pretty much a lot during all this routine stuff:) Probably, to avoid doing that stuff:) Thus, in the most situations once I am ready to publish another recipe, I usually get at least an idea what’s going to be in it. Moreover, I make some notes and sometimes write whole passages – I’ve got horrible memory.
So did happen to this blog. Indeed, I was inspired with a brief conversation with Cheyanne, on Instagram and decided to use a few those jokes. Why would I discard some funny stuff, right? It was the first time ever I wrote the text before even having the pictures (before even making the dish!) – usually I do that after sorting out and editing them. Thus, by the day I rejected the donut idea (that happened exactly on my Birthday), I had already gotten this hilarious (hilarious, isn’t?) text.
There’s a new rule, Ben – don’t write any posts before having a recipe and photographs!
That would be just ridiculous to throw the text out, in my book. That’s why I choose another donut recipe to be. You’ve missed them in any case. Just don’t get it twisted please – I didn’t have any donuts on that day. A few donuts from Tim Hortons didn’t count cause this is the blog about homemade food. Right?
Delicious and moist cake donuts covered with a creamy glaze and generously sprinkled with toasted coconut - you won't miss these guys!:)
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 butter, melted
- 1 cup milk, 1-2% fat
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- soften butter or cooking spray, for tins
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (+ a few tablespoons)
- 1 teaspoon (or to taste) coconut extract
- 1 tablespoon milk (+ a teaspoon)
- 1 cup shredded coconut (I prefer unsweetened, but that's up to you)
- Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F (215 degrees C).
- Butter holes of donut tins and set aside (you will need one form for about 14 tins or two forms for 6 tins).
- In a large bowl, mix together first four ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, using a mixer or just a whisk, blend together the melted butter, sugar, oil, vanilla extract, for one minute.
- Add the milk.
- Stir the wet mixture in the dry ingredients and mix just to combine (don't overmix!).
- Spoon butter into the donut wells, filling them about 1/4 inch from the rim.
- Bake in the preheated oven 7-8 minutes.
- Let the donuts cool in the tin for a couple of minutes then transfer them to a wire rack and completely cool.
- In a meanwhile, toast the coconut in a dry (don't grease) skillet. Set aside.
- In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, milk, and coconut extract until thick and smooth. You may need to add a few tablespoons of the powdered sugar or a teaspoon of the milk more, to reach the right consistency.
- Glaze the donuts, generously sprinkle them with the coconut and let the glaze set - that will be difficult though to wait:)