I am a sucker for specialty baking pans. It's not like I actually have room in our small home for all of the baking accouterments I salivate over every time I hit the stores.
But after stepping into a local Sur la Table and seeing this pan in a discount barrel - I jumped at the chance to try it out.
The pan is intended for waffle like breakfast treats. But I instead decided to find a good baked doughnut recipe and use that instead.
Of course I went to my favorite source for recipes Pinterest. I located this Donut House Baked Chocolate Glazed Donut recipe.
The directions called for adding some coffee into the glaze - but I decided to forgo that step because my toddler was going to be scarfing these down.
Here are the results:
My 3 year old daughter decorated them - can you tell? I handled the glaze. She worked the sprinkles.
I just have to remember for next tie to let the donuts sit long enough for the glaze to set. I was in too much of a rush to put them away - they ended up sticky. I also read somewhere that since the glaze was powdered sugar based I should wait for the doughnuts to cool completely next time before glazing them.
Hard to do - they smelled - and tasted great warm!