Norpro 3980 12-Count Nonstick Mini Donut Pan
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- Pan measures 13 inches/33cm length by 8 inches/.20cm width by .75 inches/2cm deep
- Pan makes 12 mini donuts at a time, each 2 inches/5cm each
- Durable nonstick coating helps ensure effortless food release
- Recipes and instructions included
- Hand washing recommended
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This is really great for making cake donuts.
So, the nitty gritty of the pans themselves:
The pans work perfectly and I didn't have to season it like another reviewer mentioned, just washed it before using and made a batch of donuts. They are sturdy and heat evenly, the nonstick surface allows the donuts to pop out in 1 piece perfectly. I bought these and the Norpro 3980 12-Count Nonstick Mini Donut Pan, the mini donuts turn out rounder than the larger ones, but both were loved by my daughter.
Helpful hint: After they are baked and cooled slightly, with freshly washed hands rotate the donuts in the well about a quarter turn and the donuts will release and fall out perfectly when flipped over.
This pan comes with two basic recipes: Chocolate Cake Donuts and Cake Donuts. You can adapt the recipes to suit your needs. One thing about the recipes is that the yield for the cake doughnuts is approximately 36 mini doughnuts so if you only have one pan that is going to take you three times longer to bake them. The chocolate cake doughnuts yeild 24 so you still might want two pans.
To make perfect doughnuts I put the batter in a gallon-sized plastic bag and cut off the bottom tip as directed in the recipe book. It worked fairly well and the doughnuts had a perfect shape once cooked.
I'd suggest you buy at least two pans because most of the recipes I've found make 2 dozen doughnuts. I've looked for additional recipes here at amazon but have only found a few doughnut books. If you know of any others please leave me a note in the comments section. :) Thank you!
~The Rebecca Review
P.S. I tried the vanilla cake doughnut recipe (except I only made half - 18 doughnuts) that comes with these pans and it worked great except use half the salt it calls for. The doughnuts stuck a little while still warm but come out of the pan much better when slightly cooled. The only problem is they don't give you a recipe for the frosting.Read more ›
I would buy two if I were buying again though, because who only makes 12 mini donuts at a time?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I agree with the reviewer who wrote that the pale doughnuts, while springy as per the instructions, are under baked. If you let them lightly brown they are dry. Read morePublished 12 days ago by mountain highness
Love it you can make a small batch or make more....washes up great. We love to try new things
To spice up the weekend dining....
Reviewed a bunch of customers reviews prior to purchasing this pan. I wanted a larger size and this works so well. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Patsy Packer
I used a vanilla baked doughnut recipe from King Arthur Flour website and as you can see in the photo, it just came out of the oven, they are round on both sides! NO flat side. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lori
HIghly recommend over Wilton donut pan. Just don't fill too close to the top or donut hole will close.Published 1 month ago by MA
I have several batches of donuts with this pan. I like that the donuts are not fried and are a healthier version of a donut. The pan cooks nice, the donuts come out easily. Read morePublished 1 month ago by pk
Great pan--and truly is nonstick. Yes, the donuts don't taste exactly like a deep fried cake donut, but I found if you increase the amount of spice in the recipe, they are very... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Upper Clam