I can't believe I forgot to review these. It was so easy to make. I used butter instead of shortening, simply my preference. They came out really nice and less greasy that deep fried doughnuts. I used brown sugar in the glaze, which gave them a caramel flavour. I had to give the rest to my parents-in-law, I just couldn't have that kind of temptation in the house. Thanks Vnut, for a great recipe!b
Excellent doughnuts .. I fried some of them, and my husband liked them better, but the baked ones were great too .. thanks!
Really great easy recipe! Like a previous reviewer, I substituted butter for the shortening, and I also used more flour than the recipe called for to get the dough thick enough that it'd retain the shape of my heart cookie cutter (I made these for Valentine's Day). I skipped the glaze and simply frosted with Nutella and powdered sugar. The doughnuts themselves have a mildly sweet flavor, more like a bread than a doughnut, so I really recommend topping them with a glaze or some type of frosting. They were pleasantly soft and I wouldn't call them moist, but they certainly weren't dry.
I followed this recipe using 4 and 1/2 cups of flour, I wanted a batter that was almost a dough but scoopable so I could put it into muffin tins. The dough/batter idea worked very well for me! and I didn't have to bother with rolling out and cutting. The texture of the doughnuts was not what I expected, a bit drier that I thought. But the flavor was good, and the icing worked great. I'm sure it would have tasted better if I dropped the batter from my scoop into a fryer instead of into tins, but that's not what a "No-fry doughnut" recipe is about! :)