⅓ cup + 1 tablespoon whole milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
a dash ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2–4 tablespoons heavy cream
⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
Green, purple, and yellow sugar or sprinkles for decorating
2 standard doughnut pans
pastry bag or large resealable plastic bag
Try not to overmix the batter since doing so create a dense, tough cake.
You can grease your pans with some softened unsalted butter or a baking spray.
You can add more heavy cream to your glaze, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired pourable consistency. If it’s too thin, add more confectioner’s sugar.
Yields 12 doughnuts
1. Curdle Milk: Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, stir together milk and vinegar and set aside to curdle for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place butter in a medium heatproof bowl and microwave at 30-second intervals until melted. Set aside to cool.
2. Make Batter: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ¼ kosher salt. Add sugar, honey, vanilla extract, and 1 egg to bowl with melted butter and whisk to combine. Whisk in curdled milk mixture. Add to bowl with dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
3. Bake Doughnuts: Cut a ½-inch tip off pastry bag or resealable plastic bag. Add batter and carefully pipe into greased pans, about ⅔ of the way to the top. Transfer to oven and bake until light golden and a toothpick comes out clean, about 7 minutes. Set aside to cool in pans for 1–2 minutes. Carefully invert and set aside to cool for 15–20 minutes more.
4. Make Glaze: While doughnuts bake, whisk together 1–3 tablespoons heavy cream and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in confectioner’s sugar until well combined.
5. Decorate Doughnuts: Dip cooled doughnuts into glaze, allowing excess to drip off. Sprinkle over decorative sugar or sprinkles. Stick a plastic baby in a doughnut if you’re a Mardis Gras traditionalist at heart. Enjoy!