Baked Doughuts for a Rainy Day

Rainy days breed treats (cheap, delicious entertainment!) and this past weekend was no exception.  I'd bookmarked a recipe for Baked Doughnuts on 101 Cookbooks some time ago (okay, more than a year ago), and finally got around to trying it out. 

We mixed the dough up in our bread machine rather than hauling out the big Kitchen-Aid, but the kids were happy to do a little extra kneading by hand.  The dough was lovely and smooth--perfect for punching out a whole pile of sweet little pillows.  We used an actual doughnut cutter (more proof that I collect too much stuff), but large and small biscuit cutters would also work, or you can try shapes (as Jean at The Artful Parent did for this very recipe).

They rose one more time (make sure to cover them--if they dry out they won't rise enough and you get something resembling a doughnut-flavored cracker.  Oops!) and baked for only 8-10 minutes.  Just long enough to make a cup of tea.

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