My wife surprised our family with baked Italian donuts a few weeks ago and we were thrilled with our early morning treats, so much so that we’re going to abandon our local bakery! The recipe below doesn’t include ricotta (to give it that Italian twist) but it can certainly be added, but you’ll need to adjust the other ingredients. You can also make a batch of zeppole but they’re an entirely different donut-like treat!
|Baked Italian Donuts||
- 1/3 of a cup of soft butter
- 1-1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1-1/2 cup of flour
- Combine butter, egg and sugar and put aside. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
- Mix the two sets of ingredients alternating with milk. Fill greased donuts tin, about 2/3 full (we found our tin at Chef Central). Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes depending on size of pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.