When it comes to baking, I always try my best but that doesn’t usually mean it’s going to turn out any good. I have had had so many kitchen disasters, in fact, only this weekend I tried to make Slimming World Chocolate Mug Puddings and after 3 tries I just had a chocolate biscuit from the cupboard, it was less syns anyways!
So when Hobbycraft asked to work with me on getting crafty I jumped right into the baking pages of their blog to look for something easy, yet super cool to make. Naturally, I opted for Galaxy Doughnuts!
The recipe didn’t look too tough and the pictures looked really crafty so this was a great chance to try and be good at baking!
Here’s what you need crafting wise; a Doughnut Pan, a Cooling Rack, a roll of Parchment Paper and a few toothpicks. You can get all of these really reasonably at Hobbycraft.
It may seem like there are a lot of ingredients listed here, but most of them are bits you’re likely to have at home if you’re into your baking!
For the doughnuts
260g self raising flour, sifted
150g granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Cake release spray
For the galaxy glaze
Wilton Color Right Colouring System
260g Icing Sugar
60ml plus 3 tablespoons milk
Here’s how you do it…
I have changed this slightly from the original recipe!
Preheat oven to 215°C. Spray your doughnut pan with the Cake Release to ensure your doughnuts are easy to get out!
In large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add milk, eggs and butter. Beat until just combined. Fill each pan cavity approximately 1/2 full and ensure the centre of each doughnut is clean.
Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the tops of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let them cool in pan 4-5 minutes before removing, they should remove really easy, just don’t burn your fingers!
To prepare the glaze combine icing sugar and milk; stir until smooth. I added the milk very slowly to ensure it didn’t go too sloppy!
Add blue, pink and purple base colours with a toothpick into the icing. Then using a new toothpick, swirl colors together, being careful not to over mix.
Position your cooling grid over parchment paper to keep your sides clean as you will get drips. Dip top of doughnuts into glaze and lightly shake off excess icing. Place on cooling grid to set. Add more colour as needed to continue creating a marbled effect. We kept changing ours up so our doughnuts all looked different.
Let doughnuts dry 20 to 30 minutes.
It really is a super simple recipe, here’s how ours went…
Hobbycraft’s new Epping Forest store is now open and is located at Epping Forest Shopping Park. The new store is packed with crafting materials to suit all ages and abilities, and beginners through to experienced crafters are all welcome to pop in and chat to the colleagues, who are all passionate about arts and crafts.
Go check it out and make some of these awesome doughnuts, they had me in my collegues good books all week!