Since Timbits are pretty much Canada’s signature food, it comes as no surprise we want to devour even more these bite-sized doughnuts on National Doughnut Day. So in honour of this national food day upon us, I’m making Timbits featuring two of my favourite flavours mashed into one small round of goodness. Enter the strawberry-filled, Hawaiian Timbit.
Flip through the slideshow to see how I made these strawberry-filled, vanilla glazed, sprinkled timbits.
What You Need
Ingredients for the Timbits: (makes about 3 dozen)
1 ½ cups flour, plus 6 Tablespoons
1 ¼ teaspoon yeast
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
Sprinkle of nutmeg
½ cup buttermilk
1 egg plus 1 yolk
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Vegetable oil for bowl
Ingredients for the glaze:
1 ½ cups icing sugar
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
What You Need
And don’t forget the sprinkles!
1. In a medium bow, whisk flour, yeast, granulated sugar, salt, and nutmeg.
2. In a large bowl, beat buttermilk, egg and yolk.
3. Stir flour mixture into the egg and buttermilk mixture, a little at a time. Use two wooden spoons to mix thoroughly.
4. Mix in 2 Tablespoons unsalted, softened butter. Then add 6 Tablespoons of flour and mix until dough is tacky.
5. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and leave for 1 hour, 15 minutes.
6. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
7. Roll out 1-inch rounds of the dough, and place on baking sheet. Let sit for 25 minutes.
8. Brush rounds with melted butter, then bake for about 10 minutes.
9. Fill an icing pump with strawberry jam.
10. Pump each timbit with a dab of strawberry jam.
11. Make the glaze by mixing the confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Transfer the glaze to a pot, and warm over low heat for 5 minutes. Then, dip a timbit into the glaze and quickly pour sprinkles on top. The glaze dries rather quickly, so you must act fast!