No way!? Am I posting a recipe for etc first time in over 12 months? Why yes. Yes I am. Better late than never right? 

It is that time of year where we are often invited to events and asked to bring a plate. These are the cutest little things to bring and share that will get everyone talking – and they are so so easy! My kiddies really loved helping me make these. 

The idea for these came actually came from a friend. She posted a photo of a donut from a popular donut shop she was eating and I thought “Heck. I can make my own homemade version of those!” so off I went creating a recipe.

It’s been awhile, I know, since I last posted a recipe (an email will go outs soon filling you in on what I have been up to – benign brain tumour, a second business, a 4th baby – it’s been full on! You can sign up to my mailing list here). Whilst I would write 20-30 recipes every month for The 4 Blades Magazine, I haven’t written any for this blog. Until now. Stay tuned – there are a lot of new recipes coming. 

I use a donut machine for these as I have one in the pantry collecting dust (yet can’t bare to throw!) but you can easily use a donut tin and bake these in the oven. A muffin or cupcake works just as well too so don’t be scared off trying these. 

If you make them please come and share a photo on our Facebook page or come and say hi in our Facebook group. I would LOVE to see them! 

Festive Rudolf Donuts
Serves 20
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 130g butter or nuttelex, cubed
  2. 250g self raising flour, can use GF flour designed for cakes and baking
  3. 70g sugar, or less if preferred
  4. 160g milk, can use DF varieties
  5. 1 egg
  6. 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
Decorations
  1. 200g milk or dark chocolate, melted
  2. 20 red coated chocolates (e.g.: smarties or m&ms)
  3. 40 candy/edible eyes
  4. 40 pretzels
TMX method
  1. Place butter into bowl. Melt 4 minutes / 50C / Speed 2.
  2. Add remaining donut ingredients to bowl. Mix on Speed 4 for 30 seconds until combined.
  3. Scrape down and mix again briefly if needed to incorporate.
  4. Place mixture into a piping bag. Pipe mixture into a donut machine or tin. This is much easier than spooning it into the moulds.
  5. The machine takes 5-8 minutes to cook but an oven would be around 15-18 minutes at 180C. This will depend on the size of your tin of course.
  6. Remove donuts and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  7. Once cool, dip one side of the donut into the melted chocolate. Place chocolate side up on a cooling rack and allow to sit until chocolate is slightly cooler and firmer but not set completely.
  8. Place two pretzels at the top of the donut for antlers. At the bottom of the donut place two eyes and a red coated chocolate for a nose.
  9. Allow to set.
  10. Enjoy!
Traditional method
  1. Place butter into a microwave safe bowl. Melt on medium for 1 minute.
  2. Add remaining donut ingredients to bowl. Mix until just combined.
  3. Place mixture into a piping bag. Pipe mixture into a donut machine or tin. This is much easier than spooning it into the moulds.
  4. The machine takes 5-8 minutes to cook but an oven would be around 15 -18 minutes at 180C. This will depend on the size of your tin of course.
  5. Remove donuts and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  6. Once cool, dip one side of the donut into the melted chocolate. Place chocolate side up on a cooling rack and allow to sit until chocolate is slightly cooler and firmer but not set completely.
  7. Place two pretzels at the top of the donut for antlers. At the bottom of the donut place two eyes and a red coated chocolate for a nose.
  8. Allow to set.
  9. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can use a cupcake or muffin in place of the donut if you do not have a donut machine or tin. Store-bought donuts work just as well also.
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