Thanks to Aldi for this delightful recipe.
125g self raising flour
150g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g icing sugar
2 tbsp water
½ tsp vanilla extract
1-2 drops pink food colouring
Preheat oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas Mark 5.
Grease the doughnut tin well using the additional butter.
Place all dry ingredients into a bowl. Then whisk the wet ingredients – milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract – together. Stir the wet mix into the dry until just combined.
Pour the batter into the wells of the baking tin – they should be just over ¾ full. Bake for 15-20 mins.
The doughnuts will be delicate when they come out of the oven, so leave to cool for 10 mins and then carefully remove from the tin and leave to fully cool on a rack.
When they have cooled, mix the icing sugar, water, vanilla extract and food colouring together. The icing should be thick enough to coat the doughnuts without running off.
Dip the doughnuts into the icing or carefully spoon the icing over them and then top with the sprinkles.