Although I have cooked beignets before (usually from a mix), Saturday, May 19th, was my first time making doughnuts from scratch. Thanks to my dairy intolerance, I can no longer enjoy commercial-made baked goods unless they are specifically labeled as dairy-free or come from somewhere that never uses dairy. I am hoping to remove this intolerance. It’s not that severe, anyway.
But back to the doughnuts. I wanted to make cinnamon sugar doughnuts and have them come out the same way as commercial-made ones. However, the recipe called for a lot of flour and very little sugar. I also didn’t have enough yeast and I didn’t let the dough rise long enough. I made these late at night. Perhaps, that was a mistake.
The doughnuts were too tough and not sweet enough, even with the cinnamon sugar coating. I guess next, I will use another recipe, follow it correctly, and not cook something late at night.
Have you ever tried cooking doughnuts from scratch? Share your experience in the comments below.