I saw the high reviews for these doughnuts and excitedly scrambled to make them. I was optimistic because of the 5 star ratings, and even more optimistic when I tasted the batter and it tasted JUST like a bakery doughnut. That optimism faded when I took these out of the oven.
These doughnuts feel and look like rubbery sponges--almost like the top of a mini bagel. When I broke one apart, it even looked like a sponge. The flavors present in the batter, which I'd rather eat raw, amalgamate into a dense (not fluffy/light as many reviewers suggest) sponge-like cake/doughnut/ring. The texture is rubbery, and the flavors somehow disappear once baked.
These doughnuts even fail aesthetically because they don't brown. And if you manage to brown them, that probably means they'll be dry.
The suggested glaze also didn't work for me. I don't know what I would put on these to make them taste better. I suggest the melted butter + cinnamon/brown sugar/sugar combo.
I followed the recipe exactly, but used a mini doughnut pan. However, the only difference I think the regular doughnut pan would have made would be even bigger rubbery sponge cake/doughnut/ring/blobs.
If you want the pros, they're really easy to make, and they don't make any crumbs when you eat them.
Very disappointing. It will be a while before I attempt another baked doughnut recipe.
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I saw the high reviews for these doughnuts and excitedly scrambled to make them. I was...