|The mix, and the doughnuts, ready to bake. They don't look appetizing!|
I picked up an interesting baked good mix at the commissary: Pillsbury Funfetti Glazed Chocolate Lil Donut kit.
German bakeries don't serve doughnuts and there isn't a wide variety of premade doughnuts at the commissary, so I thought I'd give the mix a try. All that one adds is margarine and water to the dough and milk to the glaze.
I ended up baking them longer than was called for because they seemed too mushy at the recommended time. They were really flattened on the bottom. After they cooled off, I coated them in the glaze and then added the sprinkles. I found that it's necessary to put the sprinkles on right after the glaze (no pausing) or they won't stick well.
I am not really enamored with these. They are okay, I guess, if one is desperate for a chocolate doughnut hole. However, they are sickeningly sweet. I have been cooking from scratch more often so I forget just how insanely sugary American mixes are. Plus, they taste sooo fake. Duh, what else could I have been expecting from such a mix, I know.
So, I'd give them a C+.
OKAY, edit is necessary: they don't taste that good when they're freshly baked/several hours after being done, but the next day they're much, much better.
I revise my grade to a B+ on them (they're still super sweet).