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June 28, 2015

Vanilla Bean Mini Donuts with Marshmallow Glaze



I grew up with a donut press. Yes, it was a luxury. Yes, I definitely remember it. And yes, as soon as I was grown-up I got one of my own. This is what Sunday mornings were intended for….right? Heart thinks so.


mini donuts (about 9-12)

1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup whole milk
1 egg
1/2 vanilla bean scraped
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp butter melted
cooking spray

marshmallow glaze (slightly adapted from a Saveur recipe)
2 cups of mini marshmallows
1/2 vanilla bean scraped
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup water


Preheat your donut-maker. A lot of times you can find these secondhand, but they also have them at Target and on Amazon. Sift together the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. In a small bowl whisk together your wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine making sure not to over stir. Place the mixture into a piping bag or ziplock (cut the corner off) to allow for piping the mixture. Spritz the donut maker slightly with cooking spray. Pipe the donut mix into your heated donut-maker. Cook per the instructions that came with your appliance. Meanwhile, make your glaze. If you have a nonstick pan this is a good time to use it, if not a small to medium-sized saucepan should work just fine, add water and butter over medium heat. Melt the butter and add mar mallows. Stir continuously unit they have all melted 1-2 minutes. Then whisk in sugar mixture and vanilla bean.

Once your donuts are done and golden brown place them on a wire cooling rack (with wax or parchment paper underneath to catch the excess glaze). Pour your glaze over the top (no pun intended) and finish with sprinkles!



comments & questions

  1. Wow did this bring back memories! What a treat our donuts were…no donut shops in our little home town back in the 80’s!

    Posted June 29, 2015 by Dee Dee

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