Doh! (nuts)–A Daring Baker Challenge

Ah, doughnuts.  I’ve never made them, or ever thought of it.  And yet, that’s what Daring Baker Challenges are about–stretching my horizons.

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.

I wasn’t terribly enchanted when I read the selection.  Deep frying?   Yuck.  (sorry!)  Now, since I’m gluten free, I couldn’t use the recipe given, and I started looking at recipes and realizing I could make BAKED doughnuts.  Then I got jazzed, and even bought a mini doughnut pan for the occasion. 

I used this recipe, substituted Better Batter GF flour and coconut yogurt instead of the buttermilk and yogurt.  I did a simple sugar/’cream’ glaze as well as just dipping in powdered sugar.

No joke, they went in record time.  And everyone enjoyed them so much I’m thinking of making them again this weekend.  I’m glad I went out on a limb and did this!

Please check out the other DB’ers for more and beautiful doughnuts!

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Doh! (nuts)–A Daring Baker Challenge

  1. JoAnna L McGarvie says:

    I have a question does Better Batter GF flour A brand of gluten free flour or one u can mix up on your own? These look great and i am looking forward to making them for myself and my son we are both gluten free and have allot of other allergens.

  2. I love their flour.

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  4. They look great, Cheryl! I may have to give them a try.

  5. Julie says:

    I was put on a gluten free and dairy free diet a few weeks ago, and I have to say that my stomach feels better now than at any point in the last 25 years! I’ve spent years going to the doctor with stomach and digestive problem and I have to say that the doctors have been utterly useless! Give gluten free and dairy free try!

  6. mark says:

    they look wonderful, and will also be using the coconut yoghurt

  7. Those little chocolate doh-nuts look very delicious! I love eating doughnuts and just like you, I’m really not familiar in baking it. And so, I would like to take this chance to thank you for the motivation and the recipe you shared.

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