Baked lemon and poppy seed donuts.

Hello again one and all!

Lately I have been back experimenting in the kitchen with some new recipes and this one has to be one of my favourites. Sadly, this one is not sugar free (although, I am working on it!), so we give them sparingly as a treat to L. So, I called them donuts but they are more cake-like in consistency while being in the shape of a donut. You can also use this recipe for muffins but just increase the baking time by 3-4 mins.

What you will need:

15 g of poppy seeds plus extra for decorating

85 g of butter

250g caster sugar

grated zest of 1 large lemon

240g plain flour

9 tbsp of egg whites

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

165mls of milk

200g sieved icing sugar

Juice if 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 170.C. Grease and flour your donut tin. Cream the butter, sugar, poppy seeds and lemon zest until well combined. Add your milk slowly,  mixing well to combine. At this point the mixture can appear curdled, but don’t worry, that’s normal! Add the flour, baking powder and salt slowly making sure all ingredients are incorporated. In a separate bowl whisk your egg whites to a stiff peak consistency using an electric whisk. Add the egg whites to your batter, folding carefully with a metal spoon.


You can either spoon or pipe you batter into the donut tray. Place in the center of your preheated oven for 7-8 mins. Use a toothpick to make sure they are cooked through. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 mins or so and then using a toothpick gently ease them out onto a wire cooling rack. Allow to cool fully before glazing.


For the glaze you will simply need to combine your sieved icing sugar with the lemon juice until you reach you desired consistency. You can add a little water if its not runny enough. To glaze, simply dip one side of the  donut into the glaze and allow drips to run off. Place on a wire cooling rack and sprinkle with poppy seeds. And voila!

Any questions, just leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to them as soon as possible!

Bye for now!

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