Today, call me Miss Do. Do you know “misdo” (mi-su-do) ? It’s the nickname for Mr Donut, the infamous and ubiquitous chain that poisons Japan with pretty but totally artificial and improbably flavored donuts. Well, it’s a convenient shop where you go to wait a train or someone. That looks very appetizing, and you always regret eating that. They have the kind of artificial taste I enjoyed when I was 7. Recently, they have tried to healthify their products. So you can see baked donuts, with flavors of Japanese sweets. They are better. But the really good ones are home-made.
You can buy a “baked donut maker”, which is simply a waffle-maker with the ring shape. OK to take that option if you needed it for waffles, moffles or croque-monsieurs, but it’s not worth the purchase. I use the small savarin mold.
The recipe is the same as ok’cakes (click to read more) :
1 egg, 1/2 cup of okara (if it’s dry + 1/2 cup water, 1 cup if it’s wet), a little sugar… and you bake about 10 minutes (180C).
To these I added black sesame (ground), a little vanilla and bitter almond essence (I add after baking). It’s better to let them cool totally before taking out of the molds as they are quite fragile. Maybe adding 1 tbs of flour would solve that, but they are nice without as you can see.
I get 2. And I can stay with half-do’s… or superpose the 2 :
I could put some cream, glazing, etc… Or nothing, as they are already good.
A batch. For the others soon, click here, there is a second post.