Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lemon Poppyseed Donuts



Lemons are one of my favorite ingredients when it comes to baking. I love the smell of it in baked cookies or the gorgeous color when you squeeze the juice out of it. I always wanted to bake these donuts, but since my father really hates poppyseeds I decided better not. Well, I couldn't stop thinking about those perfect little polka dot babies, so I finally made them the other day. And you know what? My father liked them. Win-win.

For the donuts:

1/2 cup fat-free milk
4 tablespoons fat-free yogurt
1 1/2 cups all purpose white flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
juice + zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon poppyseeds

For the glaze:

4 tablespoons fat-free yogurt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cornflour

Mix the wet ingredients in a small bowl (milk, yogurt, butter, egg, lemon juice) and the rest of the ingredients in another bigger sized bowl. Pour the wet mix to the dry ingredients and stirr until combined. Do not overmix! Pour the batter in the greased donut tin and bake for 15 minutes on 180°C. 
Remove to a wire wrack and leave to cool before drizzling with the lemon yogurt glaze which is made by beating all the glaze ingredients together.

6 comments:

  1. This looks scrumptious! I love doughnuts, especially this combo. :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Donuts are just the perfect treat, right? :))

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    1. Thank you Sandy! It's always a pleasure linking up at your party.

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