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Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your "Hole" Day Hardcover – November 18, 2012
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"If you're a fan of donuts, you must get a copy of this cookbook. A copy of this cookbook along with a mini donut pan would make the perfect holiday gift for a relative, a friend, or yourself. The recipes are simple to make and fun to eat." --A Well-Seasoned Life blog
"Almost all of the recipes in the book can be made with a mini donut maker appliance...a darling holiday gift." --Recipe Girl blog
"Can you imagine if you just tried one donut recipe every week? How awesome would your days be? I love, love, love this cookbook." --Writing, Wishing blog
"The recipes are all clearly written and easy to understand. The ingredients all seem to be things you will either have in your cabinet already or are able to get in your grocery store. There are a lot of color photos in this cookbook. This cookbook would be great for folks that enjoy donuts, baking and entertaining." --From Val's Kitchen blog
"If you have kids or grand kids they will go crazy for these little treats. In the book you will find cocktail inspired, fruity nibbles, candy-aisle donuts and more." --Family Fresh Cooking
"Many of you probably know of Jessica from The Novice Chef. To say she is talented seems like an understatement. And her new book Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes just shows you how right I am. Not only did she come up with all the recipes, but she photographed them too! Every picture is perfect, and droolworthy, and that is no small task." --Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts blog
"The donuts were moist, light, and delicious! Can't wait to try more recipes!" --Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms blog
"It's cheerful, bright and just down right fun. Adorable and delectable." --Half Baked - The Cake Blog
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So, I crawled in the door just about 48 hours ago after 22 hours in a car, a bus, a plane and then a car again (NOT as young as I used to be!) and I've finally gotten up enough gumption to want something to eat other than whatever the pizza delivery guy can bring to my door, so out came the book and the pan.Read more ›
Each recipe even includes directions for both mini-donut pans and electric donut makers. Donut pans produce light, airy, cupcake-like donuts, and the machines create thicker, denser cakelike donuts - both are good, so you can start out on the cheap with the pan, and then move up to the electric maker if you're addicted.
The photos are lush and appetizing. The recipes you expect are there - blueberry cake, sour cream cake, etc - but there's ideas I never would have imagined. Fast canned-biscuit fried mini donuts that are ready in minutes?!? Salted caramel mini donuts? Sweet potato marshmellow mini donuts? Brown butter bourbon mini donuts? Wow - I'm impressed.
So far I've made one recipe because I've only had the machine for about a week and a half. I chose the Chocolate Cake Mini Donut recipe and it came out very well. My only problem was that the batter was thicker than I expected (or maybe I let it sit too long) and I had to spoon it into the donut machine instead of pouring it. My result was donuts without holes, but they were delicious anyway!
My other mistake was letting the donuts cool and then thinking that I should make the icing. It still works, but my donuts won't be on the cover of a magazine too soon. I guess I'll just have to eat my mistakes and try again.
I gave the book four stars because I would really like to have some calorie information, but considering that donut machines vary in size this would probably have been impossible for the publisher. So, 4.5 stars if possible!
There are six chapters: classics, chocolate, fruity, donuts of the stars, bakery specials, candy-aisle donuts, drinks to donuts, and for the kid in you. Some of the recipes I want to make next are the Key Lime Pie, Dulce de Leche, and Eggnog. The recipes use ingredients that you are likely to find in any supermarket so you won't need to special order ingredients to make them.Read more ›
*easy to follow
*almost all recipes are for both machine and pan and it clearly states this within the recipe with very clear directions
-Easy to follow recipes -- my daughter can essentially do this activity alone
-Recipes are forgiving -- using 2% instead of whole milk or light sour cream instead of whole milk, for example, hasn't been a problem
-Non-yeast recipes, as well as those for yeast and fried donuts
-Pretty tasty -- and cute, too!
-Good instructions for different cooking methods (e.g., baking in donut pans, electric donut makers, frying) and clearly marked recipes so you can figure out which method a recipe requires
-Nice photos and design
-Common ingredients used for the majority of recipes
-The book itself is small -- kind of mini, but not so mini that it's difficult to use -- and put together nicely, with high-quality paper and a hardcover
-This is titled as 100 recipes, but that is not accurate. There are 100 items, but many of the donut varieties are actually the same basic donut with various glazes and toppings. I suppose it's nice to have the batter recipe handy to the photo and glaze recipe so you don't have to keep flipping around, but I'm not sure it justifies calling this 100 recipes. I have not done a real survey, so perhaps as we use the book more, I will find that there is more variation on the batter recipes than I am seeing so far.
Overall, I recommend the book, especially if you're getting an electric donut maker, because it gives a good visual tour of variety of cakey bites you can make and the recipes are forgiving and simple to follow--but I give it 4 stars for fudging on the title count.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great recipes for everything and uses common ingredients. I love all of the variations, will come in handy for every season.Published 14 days ago by DPHendricks
Bought this, along with the pan for my husband who is a donut lover. He loves the easy to follow recipes,and the donuts are great!Published 20 days ago by M. Hedin
I purchased this recipe book to accompany the Babycakes Donut Maker that I gave to my daughter for Christmas. Read morePublished 23 days ago by R. Brown
Went along great, with the donut maker I purchased as a gift, for a donut lover!Published 25 days ago by Christine
Lots of recipes, it was a gift to my daughter. We're waiting for her to cook them all for us ;-)Published 1 month ago by Peter Corel
I purchased this for my 4 year old and she loves picking out recipes for us to cook. Every recipe is easy to follow and ingredients are things you probably already have on hand.Published 1 month ago by W. Hutcheson
I have tried and failed recreating these recipes and I think the reason why is more photos of the steps/process could have helped. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BklynRed
Super book for donuts in babycakes makers and for regularly fried donuts!Published 1 month ago by Valeriya
This book is awesome. I found out about it by taking it out from the library, then loved it so much I had to buy one for myself. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Darkmama