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Baked Donuts

3 cups unbleached white flour, or more
1 cup defatted or regular soy flour (see glossary)
2 tablespoons wheat gluten (see glossary)
2 tablespoons sugar
2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 ounces lite silken tofu
1 cup warm water
Warm water or egg wash (see glossary)
Orange or Chocolate Glaze
Cooking spray or oil

In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, gluten, sugar, yeast, and
salt.

In bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, blend
together tofu and water on medium-low speed (a few small lumps are
okay). Add dry ingredients, 1/2 cup at a time, until all is added
and mixture pulls away from sides of bowl. Transfer to a plastic
bag or container with ample space for rising and a tight-fitting
lid, and refrigerate overnight.

Next morning, lightly spray or oil a baking sheet. On a lightly
floured surface, divide dough into 16 pieces and roll into smooth
balls. Flatten balls slightly. Holding each flattened piece between
your hands, push thumbs through center, place index fingers inside,
and roll into a wide, open donut shape. (Dough will rise to fill
in hole if it isn['t large enough.) Place about 2 inches apart on
prepared sheet. Brush donuts with a bit of warm water or egg wash.
Cover and set aside to rise for about an hour, or until double in
size.

Preheat oven to 375. Carefully brush donuts again with warm water
or egg wash and bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Transfer to a rack. Use a pastry brush to coat hot donuts with
glaze. Makes 16 donuts.


Orange Glaze

2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 cup powdered sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and whisk or stir well.
Makes about 1/2 cup.


Chocolate Glaze

3 tablespoons soy milk or lowfat milk
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar

In a small sauce pan, combine milk, cocoa, margarine, and vanilla.
Over medium heat, stirring occassionally, bring to a boil. Continue
to boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat, and stir in powdered
sugar. Makes about 1/2 cup.

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