These Browned Butter Glazed Baked Doughnuts is a simple recipe that can be easily made with some simple ingredients you may already have in your home The Browned Butter Glaze gives the doughnuts a delicious sweet and nutty coating.
Lately, I’ve been trying to make recipes using what I have in my home to avoid going out in public too much due to the “shelter-in-place” regulations. So that means I’m trying to get really creative and combine ingredients you never thought you would make something delicious for my family. Fortunately, some of the common household ingredients that most of us keep in our homes on a regular basis such as flour, eggs, milk, sugar, and butter, can be combined to make some basic recipes such as Pancakes, Homemade Bread, Funnel Cakes, and, yes, baked doughnuts.
How to make Baked Doughnuts?
One of the best things I love about making baked doughnuts is that it’s less clean and you don’t have to wait for the yeast to rise, twice, to make homemade doughnuts. All you need to make these doughnuts a reality is a baked doughnut pan, which is relatively inexpensive. You place all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl, pour the batter in a pan, and bake. That’s it! Because this recipe is so basic (thanks to Martha Stewart), you can add whatever coating or topping you want. You can toss these doughnuts in:
- powdered sugar
- drizzle in chocolate ganache
- cinnamon and sugar
- or even frosting
How long to brown butter?
Making browned butter is simple but you have to be careful not to brown the butter too much. So the question remains, how long do you cook the butter until it is browned properly? Well, on medium heat, you add your butter (don’t leave the butter) and you will start to see the brown seem to boil and the butter will begin to brown after that point.
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 ½ c. all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
- ⅕ tsp. Baking soda
- ¾ tsp. Salt
- ½ c. sugar
- ¼ c. light brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 c. milk
- 3 c powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp. Butter
- Pinch of salt
- 1 ½ tbsp. Milk
- ½ tsp. Vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees. Spray a baking doughnut pan and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and whisk. In a separate mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar and mix with a handheld mixer or standing mixer until well blended and fluffy. Next, add eggs one at a time being sure to scrape the edges of the bowl. Then, add the vanilla extract and mix.
- Slowly combine the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, while interchangeably adding the milk. The mix will begin to loosen and become smooth. Once the batter is mixed, pour into a piping bag and cut the end for an opening. Fill each part of the doughnut pan ⅔ rds with batter, place in the oven, and bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for a couple of minutes and then turn to the cooling rack.
- To make the glaze, add the 4 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan and turn to medium heat. Allow the butter to melt and the butter will begin to bubble. Stir with a spoon. The butter will begin to brown and develop a nutty fragrance, remove from heat and strain in a fine-mesh strainer. Set the brown butter aside.
- In a mixing bowl add the powdered sugar, browned butter, pinch of salt, and milk. Once the glaze has become smooth and loose, begin to dip the doughnuts in the glaze and turn back to the cooling rack and allow the glaze to set over the doughnuts, about 10 minutes. Once the glaze has set, serve as desired.