A Mothers Ramblings: Home Made Doughnuts using Billington's Sugar

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Home Made Doughnuts using Billington's Sugar

We were sent three packs of Billington's Sugar to review.

We had been shopping and sticking to our budget meant that we didn't have enough money to buy the packet of doughnuts that Baby Boy and Top Ender had been eyeing up. As we like making our own home made versions of popular snacks, we knew that our pantry had all the ingredients needed to make some of our own sugar ring doughnuts. And with almost perfect timing Billington's had sent us a lot of different Sugar's to try out so we knew we could make something quite scrummy and could try out some different brand sugar at the same time. Billington's sugar is unrefined, which means that it has been made by pressing out, cleaning and crystallising the juice from the sugar cane. This makes the sugar a darker colour and it smells lovely!

Top Ender, Baby Boy and I left Daddy to the making of the doughnuts as we had far more important things to be doing.. mainly playing, but it was important playing! Now this mix is fantastic for the Doughnut maker (it's The Simpsons one) we have, and it makes about 18 doughnuts in three batches. Daddy used Wheat free flour and baking powder, and I have made them using "normal" flour and they taste just the same!

Baking Powder and Billington's Sugar
Ingredients
100g plain flour
60g sugar
1 heaped teaspoon of baking powder
A pinch of salt
1/2 a large beaten egg
85ml milk
25g melted butter
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Method

Pre-heat the doughnut maker. Mix the dry ingredients together, then create a well in the middle and add the wet. Mix well until the batter is smooth. Add a spoonful into each doughnut well and cook for about three minutes.

The uncooked Doughnut BatterThe Cooked Doughnut Batter

The cooked doughnuts are then rolled in some sugar

A Plate of Billington's Sugar

and the result is two happy children with tasty doughnuts as a Saturday treat!

Baby Boy eating his home made doughnutsTop Ender eating her home made doughnuts

The Billington's sugar was very crunchy on the doughnuts and the perfect sugar for having a "Don't lick your lips whilst eating a doughnut" competition!