Hi Bold Bakers!
Working as a professional chef I have learned a few tricks along the way. A very important lesson is that there is always a solution for every problem. Don’t have a rolling pin? Use a wine bottle! But what do you do if you don’t have a donut pan? Make your own Donut Pan, that’s what!
Recently I wanted to make baked donuts but I didn’t have a donut tin. This wasn’t going to deter me. I looked around my kitchen and I had a light bulb moment! All I needed to make a donut pan were things I already had to hand, yay!
As a rule I don’t buy kitchen equipment that only has one use. I live in a small house in Santa Monica that has what you would call a “comfy” kitchen, which means tiny. Limited cupboard space means that I can only hang on to kitchen tools that I use on a regular basis.
I don’t have space to store a donut tin that I might use a handful of times. Also why spend the money on a donut tin if you don’t have to? One thing I did have to hand was a cupcake tin–it’s one of my kitchen essentials. So I thought, what if I could make my own? Being savvy and fiscally aware I came up with a great solution.
Make Your Own Donut Pan
Ever want to make donuts but don’t have a donut pan? No problem!
All you need is a cupcake pan and some regular old tin foil!
Cut the foil into a 4 x4 square and bend gently around your middle finger.
Remove your finger and press the shape you’re left with into the muffin tin.
The results: You’re left with a perfect donut hole shaped tin that yields you round baked donuts. Check out my Chocolate Cake Donuts and see for yourself how well this tray works.
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