Homemade mini doughnuts!

I love the fact you can make doughnuts from home!

Don’t get me wrong, we aren’t frying these bad boys, but they still are mini bites of doughnutty deliciousness.

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One of the best baking buys I ever made was a doughnut pan for the oven. They are perfect for parties and little presents, and I’ve got plenty more recipes for making all sorts of little gourmet doughnuts. This is the one I’ve got that works perfectly! I’m sure you’ll be able to find them all over the place by now. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wilton-Cavity-Mini-Donut-Pan/dp/B004CYELQ4/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1389351958&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=dougnnut+pan

Ingredients (for 12):

  • 75g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 55ml milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • dash of vanilla essence

Step One: Preheat oven to 160 degrees, and lightly brush pan with cooking oil

Step Two: Add all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, making sure its all mixed thoroughly

Step Three: Whisk all the liquid ingredients together and then add it to the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly, you should have a moderately runny batter

Step Four: The fiddly bit. Using a teaspoon fill up each of the doughnut cups 3/4 up to top. Bake for 9 minutes, wait to cool and pop them out!

Step Five: Decorate however you want! i just smothered them in melted chocolate….sifting of sugar, runny icing & sprinkles would all suffice as well!

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THE BEST SALSA EVER

I love Mexican food –  especially making all types of salsa.

This has to be be my favorite sides ever. It’s fresh, it’s super tasty & I use it on everything. I’ve had it on nachos, with prawns, on pork chops and with just salad! 

Ingredients:

  • cup of pineapple chunks
  • one red pepper, diced
  • half a green chili, thinly chopped
  • zest and juice of half a lime

No step-by-step needed. Chop, mix & voila.

Be warned, you will end up making this constantly. I buy pineapple chunks in its juice in tins so i know I can pretty much always throw this together.

Also, you can put as much or as little of the chili pepper as you want – i just love it with a little kick.

Enjoy!

Healthy porridge bites

Really easy way to use up bananas, super healthy & tasty too.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup of porridge oats
  • teaspoon on cinnamon

There are no steps needed for this quick recipe. Mash up two bananas with a fork, mix in the oats and sprinkle in the cinnamon.

Then roll into little bite-size balls & bake in oven on 220 degrees for 20 minutes.

ALSO: You can easily jazz this up however you like; chocolate chips, honey, maple syrup whatever 🙂

 

enjoy!