The first thing people said when they saw these was, “woah, you made Simpson’s doughnuts!” And in a way, I did, but that certainly wasn’t the intention. I just really like hot pink and sprinkles, but don’t we all? Perhaps more than hot pink and sprinkles, I enjoy a better-for-you twist on an old classic. These are the perfect example of that – Baked (not fried) doughnuts.
Doughnuts don’t need to be deep fried in order to be delicious. Now….I’m not going to tell you these are healthy, but I can assure you, they are a not-so-guilty alternative to the usual coffee shop variety we’re all used to and they’re a cinch to make. As an added bonus, you don’t need one of those fancy donut pans! Who has room for all those extra odd pans you hardly put to good use? Not me!
These little beauties are really easy to make. Admittedly, it takes some patience to allow the dough to rise, which gives you the perfect opportunity to paint your nails, do some dishes, or if your like me, clean up the huge mess you just made. Once the dough has risen, you simply roll it out and use a round cookie cutter to give them shape. One more quick rise and they’re ready to bake – and they bake up fast, too! Since I love hot pink, I tinted my glaze as bright as I could, and finished them off by topping them with a variety of sprinkles. They almost look too good to eat, don’t ya think?