Homemade doughnuts - baked or fried?

The jury is out on which country originally created the doughnut, America or Holland?  The legend has it that Dutch sailors brought their Oliebollen (translated as oily cake balls) to New York when they settled. Somehow along the way they got their famous hole and were rebranded as doughnuts- and the rest is history. 

Dutch Oliebollen. Source: The Spruce Eats

Either way, there are two popular ways to cook them - fried or baked. All the recipes we have seen differ slightly but have the same characteristics. Fried doughnuts are yeast recipes that rise, are light in texture and medium brown.  Baked doughnuts are smaller, baking powder driven and more compact.

A typical fried glazed donut will be around 269 calories, while a baked donut will have much fewer. The difference is the fact that you won’t be dealing with any extra fat from the oil from frying when you bake.

If you’re looking to expand your baking skills in the kitchen with these yummy treats take a look at our bake at home kits. We’re bringing you a lighter take than the classic fried variety.  Still indulgent- but less so. 

Our doughnut kits* offer a few options when it comes to flavours as well as baking preferences. Take a look below:

  • Baked doughnuts kit - This kit makes 12 baked doughnuts in 2 ways, Sugared Cinnamon & Chocolate Glaze. It includes the ingredients as well as equipment such as a doughnut mould and piping bag.
  • Baked doughnut bundle - This kit makes 36 yes-  36 doughnuts! It includes 3 doughnut refills, equipment and each refill makes 12 amazing baked doughnuts. Flavours in this kit are Sugared Cinnamon & Chocolate Glaze, Cinnamon Apple and Oreo ™ 

If you’ve already purchased one of our bigger kits or bundles before, we also have the option to buy refill kits! We’ve always been big on sustainability and our refill kits encompass just that. Our Apple Doughnut refill kit is perfect for Autumn and our Oreo refill kit allows you to indulge in our best seller over and over again from the comfort of your home. These kits allow you to reuse your doughnut moulds and piping bags and purchase just the ingredients you need. 

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Happy Baking!

The Mon Dessert Team x

* All recipes can be adapted to a vegan diet using flax eggs and non dairy butter.

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