I was pretty excited about the thought of a tasty, healthier alternative to doughnuts. A doughnut I wouldn't have to feel as guilty about eating.
The recipe called for simple ingredients that I already had on hand.
First I took a packet of active dry yeast and let it sit in the warm milk to activate.
Then I mixed the remaining ingredients and formed my dough. I decided to use Splenda (instead of sugar), since I wanted these to be healthy.
After letting the dough rise for an hour, it had gotten larger, but probably not 'double' in size. But at this point I was so hungry I couldn't let it sit longer. (Especially knowing that after I cut out the doughnuts they would have to rise for another 45 minutes!)
After rising for another 45 minutes, this is how big the donuts were. (I just used a biscuit cutter since I didn't own a doughnut cutter, hence the no holes.)
After baking the doughnuts, they rose slightly but didn't really turn a golden brown, so I left them in the oven for a few additional minutes.
While they were baking I made the simple glaze for the doughnuts.
Finally, two hours later we were able to taste the doughnuts.
The verdict? Nothing can compare to a good old fashioned fried doughnut. These were more like biscuits. Overall, not too great. My dad did suggest serving them with jelly because the texture and taste reminded him of a jelly doughnut.