Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shortcake Donuts

This is really just a silly one. Over the weekend I bought a Norpro Donut Pan to make cake donuts at home (my favorite kind really). The packaging on the pan said it worked with any quick bread or non-moist cake recipe. Matt suggested I try making shortcake donuts, the hole would be a place to tuck in more strawberries. You know me, I'm always up to try something like this. It actually worked surprisingly well. Here's what the donuts look like from the top and bottom.
Shortcake Donuts Day 27 - Shortcake Donuts
Now really, these are just shortcakes with a hole in the middle, the texture and taste are the same as normal shortcakes.  I used my go-to shortcake recipe from Small-Batch Baking, which makes a decadent cake with heavy cream and vanilla. The only thing I had to change was the cooking time as the hole in the middle made these cook much quicker.
Strawberry Shortcake Donuts
You can serve them with berries and whipped cream over the top or slice them in half like we did. I was afraid they would fall apart when sliced like this but, happily, I was wrong.

Shortcake Donuts
from Small-Batch Baking
(You can also use this recipe to make regular shortcakes if you don't have a donut pan just bake in 2 mounds for about 28 minutes.)

2/3 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 1/2 T sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1/3 + 2 T heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together in a small bowl. Mix the vanilla and heavy cream together. Slowly add the cream/vanilla to the flour mixture stirring gently with a fork until the dough hold together. Divide the dough in half. Gently roll each half into a snake just long enough to fill a donut form in the dough pan. Bake for 15 - 17 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool on a rack.

Makes 2

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Tangled Noodle said...

Ahh! Just what I was waiting for - many thanks for sharing. I couldn't resist when I read your tweets about this. Now I have tasty motivation to finally break in my donut pan! 8-)

Barbara said...

Silly? I don't think so. It looks delicious and unusual to me!

The Duo Dishes said...

Cute! Those would be cute as minis too.

Jenn @leftoverqueen said...

What an inventive way to make shortcake! :)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Great idea! Strawberry short cake is one of my favorites.

Peter M said...

I love these doughnuts morphed into a shortcake and they aren't too sweet!

grace said...

you're gonna have so much fun with that pan, i can already tell. :)

Deborah said...

What a fun way to eat strawberry shortcake!

Deborah said...

What a fun way to eat strawberry shortcake!

Lori said...

I love this kind of shortcake. What a great idea to bake it in the donut pan!

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