It’s National Doughnut Day and that’s not a day too soon for these Caramel-Glazed Baked Donuts adorned with melted dark chocolate. If that’s not a way to celebrate this national day of doughnuts, I don’t know what is.
It’s the first Friday of the month of June. That makes it National Doughnut Day. It’s a day worthy of celebration, if you ask me. Which I know you didn’t, but I just feel the need to tell you anyway.
And since I’m telling you things, I guess I should tell you this too. I have never been one for doughnuts.
I remember a job I had after my freshmen year in college. Everyone used to contribute money to a fund throughout the week and someone would go out on Friday mornings and bring in doughnuts.
It’s not that I never contributed and participated in the eating. I just wasn’t happy about it.
And on the days I didn’t participate in that doughnut fund? I would eye the box sitting on the break room counter. With that shiny coat of glaze dancing in the light from the break room window, those doughnuts seemed almost magical.
“Come have one,” they would call to me like my own personal siren call. Homer had beautiful maidens. I have doughnuts. Go figure.
“Nope. I can’t,” I would respond. To myself of course. I didn’t want anyone thinking I was crazy.
“We’re soooo good…”
“Oh, I know you are. I surely do.”
But I’m no fool to the allure of doughnuts. They sing a lovely song but they offer me nothing but immediate and long-lasting discomfort. I feel plain awful after I eat them.
Too bad chocolate doesn’t have that kind of impact on me. And peanut butter for that matter. I’d be as skinny as a rake!
I figured out over the years that it was the combination of the grease and sugar that did me in.
That’s why I was so excited to buy this special doughnut pan. The kind that lets you bake the doughnuts. Whoever thought of that was surely a genius. Well, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch. But whoever it was, they’re good as gold in my book.
So, now I get to celebrate National Doughnut Day with the rest of the world. You can’t see me, but I’m doing a little happy jig in the kitchen. It’s a great day!
- So, now I get to celebrate National Doughnut Day with the rest of the world. You can’t see me, but I’m doing a little happy jig in the kitchen. It’s a great day!
- So, Happy National Doughnut Day.
- Caramel-Glazed Baked Donuts
- 1 cup flour*
- 1 teaspoon yeast
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
- 3 tablespoons water
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ cup margarine
- ½ cup soy buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Caramel Glaze Frosting (See recipe below)
- Chocolate Topping (See recipe below)
- *Make this gluten-free by using 1/2 cup brown rice flour, 1/4 cup buckwheat flour, & 1/4 cup white rice flour…or a gluten-free flour blend)