Best Baked Doughnuts (Donuts)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Sift flour with salt, baking powder, cinammon and nutmeg.
  • Melt the shortening in a small bowl in the microwave and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs until foamy and gradually add the sugar while beating constantly.
  • Add the milk alternately with the melted shortening and then add the vanilla essence.
  • Add the flour mixture and beat until combined.
  • Cover and chill in fridge for around 30 minutes until dough is firm.
  • Grease a doughnut pan with 12 holes carefully.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celcius (450 F) with the fan-forced option on.
  • Carefully spoon the cool dough into a large piping bag with a large plain nozzle and pipe a ring of dough into each hole.
  • You can just use a small spoon to fill the doughnut pan but it takes ages and isn't as even. I used a disposable bag, filled it then snipped a hole at the end to pipe the mixture.
  • Bake for around 10 minutes or until doughnut has risen and is lightly browned.
  • Turn out onto a wire-rack to cool.
  • Ice with chocolate glaze, doughnut icing (e.g.Recipe # 179685 ) or dip in half a cup of melted butter and then toss in a cup of sugar mixed with a teaspoon of cinammon.