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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Baked Donut Holes

Photo by Rumsey Liebes

Took my bread recipe tonight and made pizza, braided bread sticks, and donut holes.  Wanted to show you a picture I took of the donuts.  They were baked at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes on a cooking sprayed air bake cookie sheet.  The donuts were sprayed lightly with cooking spray then rolled in cinnamon sugar mixture.  Delicious! 

1 ¼ Cups hot tap water
1/8 Cup applesauce
1/8 Cup honey
1 ½ Cups flour – wheat, white, or a combination of both -- sifted
½ Tablespoon potato powder – can substitute regular flour or oat flour
1 Tablespoon Applesauce Powder – can substitute regular white sugar, raw sugar, or brown sugar
1 ½ Tablespoons raw sugar – can substitute regular white (meaning granulated) sugar or brown sugar
¼ Cup dry powdered milk
½ Tablespoon powdered Egg mix – can leave this out if necessary
4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten
1 Rounded Tablespoon SAF instant yeast
1/2 Tablespoon Wheat Germ
1/2 Tablespoon Farina/Creamy Wheat

¼ Tablespoon Salt or a Shy teaspoon
1 ½ Cups flour – sifted –

flour 1st then the salt (this helps the salt to not react with the yeast in a negative way)
Remember granulated or white sugar is really bad for you. Also if using white flour try to get the unbleached stuff (it’s healthier for you – it also tastes much better)

Use dough hook—for Kitchen Aid when using dough hook never use more than a 2 on the speed.

Kitchen Aid does not tolerate this recipe doubled very well.

Put water, all sugars, honey, & yeast into bowl, set aside and let raise. Put applesauce, into bread mixer. Add 1 ½ cups flour, potato powder, dry milk, dry egg mix. Now put sugar and yeast mixture into mixer. Mix for a minute. Turn off and let SPONGE (covered) for 6 minutes. Start mixer again, NOW add the rest of the 1 ½ cups flour and then salt.

Let knead for 6 minutes if white bread or 9 minutes for 1/2 white 1/2 wheat, or 12 minutes for whole wheat. Stop machine and let rise for 15 minutes for white or 20 minutes 1/2 & 1/2 or whole wheat(covered). If a little dry try adding a Tablespoon of water at this stage.

Remove dough from the bowl. For bread loaves to be nice and smooth looking—roll dough out flat on floured surface then roll up into a loaf and tuck in ends. Form into loaves, rolls, breadsticks, cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, etc. Place in cooking sprayed & floured dish, cookie sheet, or pizza pan cover and let raise 20 to 60 minutes, or longer. Pizza crust does not need final rising.

Turn oven on to 350 degrees F. Bake 20 to 30 minutes depending on what you are baking, and depending on how hot your oven cooks.

Makes 1 Large bread loaf = 1 ¼ loaves – you’ll need and x-tra large loaf pan for this recipe.

If you live in a dry climate, you may want to put a pot of water on the stove to boil (I put peppermint extract in mine) while you make and raise the bread. This will help your bread to raise better.

Recipe By:  Rumsey Liebes

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