Dying for Donuts!

January 10th, 2011

Last weeks post about Ladurée reminded me of these mini donuts I bookmarked a few weeks back on Such Pretty Things. I’ve never attempted to make dounuts myself; partly because I’m afraid of boiling oil but mostly because I fear I’d eat them all in one sitting! These, however, seem like something I could manage. And since they’re baked, if I do eat them all by myself, it would only be half as bad.

Thanks to Jessica for posting her inspiring images! She says they are not only super easy to make but incredibly delicious as well. I can’t wait to give these a try, and I’ll be sure to post about them when I do. Have any of you made donuts, was it worth the effort? I’d love to know what you think!

19 Responses to “Dying for Donuts!”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Yum! I just woke up and this would be the best – and
    prettiest – breakfast possible! — Jessica Style
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  2. Spiral Style Says:

    Baked!!! I’m going to try them. And they are so pretty.

  3. Chelsea C. Says:

    I love these photos — such lovely colors! How could you NOT want to try a baked donut recipe?

  4. Marisa Says:

    Doughnuts are definitely worth the effort. I’ve made them several times. I was afraid of the oil, too, and the rising dough. But the oil doesn’t splatter in the slightest, and a slightly warm oven helps with the rising.


  5. Erin from Bklynstitch Says:

    Whoa, these look amazing!

  6. Katie Says:

    They look totaaaaally yummy. I need to go buy some. Now!

  7. Laura *You Stir Me* Says:

    I’ve never made them myself but my mom does have a secret doughnut recipe (similar to cider doughnuts) that I hope to master one day. I think until then, I’ll stick to the baked doughnuts like this these – great post! I’ve also see doughnut mixes and pans you can buy for even easier baking!

  8. claire Says:

    those look soo good and so pretty. I totally understand your fear of making them and then eating them all in one sitting. I think I would do the same!!!

  9. Sara Cozad Says:

    I received the cutest electric donut maker for Christmas! I
    used it this weekend and it was super easy to make! The maker was
    made by Bella Cucina.

  10. Naomi Says:

    This is an evil post BUT ….can I have about a two dozen! Wow this would replace bon bons for me!! Yummy!

  11. forget.me.knot.weddings Says:

    YUM! I have never made any due to the same reasons you have but these sure do look tasty and pretty! Thanks for sharing..i may have to venture to make them as well?!

  12. Diana Says:

    You tease! I could so go for one of these right

  13. Meagan Badger Says:

    Oh no! Now i have an unbelievable craving for donuts!!

  14. Robin W Says:

    Oh my gosh, I just tried these over the weekend with cupcake batter and all I can say is “don’t use too much!” With this pan you really only need a little bit of batter or else you’ll end up with little bunt cakes like I did! Ha! Oh, and spray the pan so they come out easier. Fun, but you’ll need a lot of pans if you’re feeding a crowd, they are tiny!

  15. Navy Bean Says:

    Beautiful! I just love the colors!

  16. Notes from Holly St. Says:

    these are so pretty! i’ve always wanted to make donuts but i’m also scared of boiling oil. baking them doesn’t seem so bad though…

  17. jennifer y. Says:

    those are the prettiest donuts i ever did see!! i’m hungry for donuts now!!!

  18. Natalie W. Says:

    oooh beautiful AND delicious! 🙂

  19. viv @ the eclectic life Says:

    OH MY GOSH I LOVE DONUTS! especially pastel iced sprinkled donuts. yummmmm! are you going to alt summit by chance?