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Mini Donut Maker. Who dreams up this stuff? Obviously people like me buy this stuff. Is it just me or is it women in general that like kitchen gadgets, do-dads, and neato makers? I have loads of those that I barely use.
Waffle Maker: probably used twice, many years ago. I would bet both times were in the same month and only because hubby bought it for me. It pains me even more to say I hate the one he bought. It makes 4 square waffles that look like the frozen ones. I hate to be picky but I want a circle one.
Pizzelle Press: I use it at xmas time. I don’t know any other way to make these. The batter recipe from my mom makes like 100. The link is the one my mother bought me I guess so she can stop making them every year and I could take it up instead.
Cookie Press: I could use this year round as it makes cookies pretty damn easliy, but I don’t. I typically only use it at xmas time. My mom bought me the Wilton one for xmas one year, again probably to get me to start making them instead of her. Couple years later she still makes this stuff. I think she secretly loves it.
Rosette Iron: I love it and actually have two. They make crispy little cookies though I think they are similar to funnel cakes. It’s most likely been 4 or 5 years since I last made them but summer of 2009 I purchased another one at a school carnival garage sale. This was something else my mom made, though I don’t think she has made them since we were kids. She gave me my first set that looks exactly like the ones pictured in the link.
So anyway back to the mini donuts. I was shopping at Target this past weekend and had nothing better to do than spend money. I’m actually being serious. It’s not like a I have tons of money to spend all the time but this particular weekend we had a bit of extra and some saved. I started buying lots of things for the house. Then I saw it…. the Mini Donut Maker. It was right next to ... the Mini Cupcake Maker which I had to resist even though it was a pretty pink cupcake that made cupcakes!
What makes it worth buying is hubby and I have been talking about making mini donuts. I have searched recipes and have discussed with each other what we wanted. I’m trying to eat healthier but frying was the only option I knew. We can now easily put our plan into action. For the first test run tho I made plain everyday donuts.
The batter recipe they gave was very easy to make. I used a 4 cup bowl and everything was mixed right inside it. All items in the recipe I had at home.
Now that the little buggers are done it’s time to take them out.
- The donut maker itself gets Very hot! Be careful and don’t let small kids do this themselves.
- You need something non metal like to help get them out such as the mini spatula I have pictured. You can use your fingers but it will burn.
What you have are yummy cake donuts that aren’t fried and full of grease.
The recipe in the book said it made 10. For me it made 15.
We made the icing in the book. For someone who has made many cookies I should have known better. The icing is a cookie icing and way to sweet. It was milk and powdered sugar. I do need to find a glaze recipe. Aren’t they adorable? Go ahead, eat one… Heck eat a couple they are mini!
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