Homemade doughnuts have a delightfully moist and tender flavour that you won't find in shop-bought confections. When you're making homemade doughnuts, go all out with chocolate icing to top them off with panache. The icing is simple, yet it adds a special touch to the tops of your doughnuts. Finish the doughnuts off with a dusting of nuts or coloured sprinkles and your breakfast or tea treat will tempt and satisfy.
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Things you need
- 200 ml (3/4 cup) icing sugar
- 15 ml (1 tbsp) unsweetened cocoa
- 15 ml (1 tbsp) honey
- 10 ml (2 tsp) water
- 2 ml (1/2 tsp) vanilla
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Shallow bowl
- Stirring spoon
Measure the icing sugar and the cocoa into the bowl. Stir the two ingredients well to mix them.
Mix the honey, water and vanilla in a small cup to incorporate the ingredients completely.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients slowly. Stir the icing as you add the liquid.
Adjust the consistency of the icing to make it thin enough to drizzle. Add additional water in small amounts if the icing is too thick, or add additional icing sugar a little at a time if the icing is too thin.
Drizzle the icing over the doughnuts using a spoon. Fill a spoon with the icing and hold it over the doughnuts. Move the spoon back and forth over the tops of the doughnuts to cover them attractively.
Cover the tops of the doughnuts with nuts or sprinkles before the icing sets.
Let the doughnuts sit for about 15 minutes for the icing to harden slightly.
Tips and warnings
- Coat the entire tops of the doughnuts for an alternative icing method. Hold a doughnut and dip the top of the doughnut down into the icing in the bowl. Lift the doughnut and place it on a rack for the icing to harden.
- This recipe will ice 12 doughnuts.
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