Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sugar 'N Spice Puffs

Melissa of Baking A Sweet Life is hosting Bread Baking Day #10 - Breakfast Breads. The following doughnut-like roll is my entry for this month's event.

This tender and sweet roll has the delicious taste of a raised doughnut.

Sugar 'N Spice Puffs

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
1 1 /4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly grated orange peel
1 pkg. yeast
1 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Tbsp. shortening
1 egg

3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup sugar, salt, orange peel and yeast. In a saucepan heat milk, water, sour cream and shortening until very warm (120 to 130 degrees F). Add warm liquid and egg to flour mixture and blend well. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed. By hand, stir in 1/2 cup oats and 1 1/2 cups flour to form a stiff dough.

On floured surface, knead in remaining 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour until dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place dough in well-buttered large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and a towel. Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk, about 1 hour.

Generously grease 18 muffin cups. Punch down dough, divide into 18 pieces, shape into balls. Place in greased muffin tin. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in size, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Uncover dough and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Brush warm rolls with melted butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.


******* said...

These would be lovely with my morning espresso!

OhioMom said...

Hi Maryann

Yes they are delicious plain or with a little butter, I think next time I will use mini muffin tins, for bite size treats.

Michelle said...

I love Orange Zest and these sound just yummy!!

OhioMom said...

They were sooooo good warm from the oven, the food critic and son loved them :)

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness, just looking at these have made me weak but I will try to resist for now. I'll bookmark and return to it.

OhioMom said...

LOL Cynthia, lucky I have the men of the household to help me resist the temptation.

Jackie said...

These sound so excellent and I love it that they taste like a donut without the frying!

Just the Right Size said...

Are these similar to the notorious "dirt bombs" everyone is talking about on the Cooking Forum? They look delish!

Half muffin, half doughnut. I guess that's better than calling them "duffins" or "monuts". LOL!

OhioMom said...

No, these are actually a yeast roll ... but light and doughnut-like.

What is a dirt bomb ? Have to look that one up :)

Lucy said...


Priscilla said...

I agree with Lucy...YUMMY!

OhioMom said...

LOL Priscilla, yes yummy was right :)

shambo said...

These sound so good. My son, his wife, and my two granddaughters will be visiting in a few weeks. I think these lovely rolls would be perfect breakfast treats.

OhioMom said...

Hi Sue

They certainly would, let me know if you bake them :)

shellyfish said...

Oh These are delightful! Great entry for this month's BBD!

OhioMom said...

Thanks Shellyfish :) I have bookmarked your very interesting blog and will be back to visit.

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

Wonderful rolls, they look so light!

OhioMom said...


They are light :) and tasty!

Sandie said...

Those look great, I love cinnamon sugar donuts so I might have to try these.

OhioMom said...

Hi Sandie

....they are great, and no frying involved :)

Thanks for visiting my blog.

zorra said...

Yummie, these puffs come on my baking list, for sure!

OhioMom said...

Hello Zorra

These puffs are definitely a keeper, a donut without the grease :)

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