From kids to cops, the donut is a popular breakfast treat. Generally donuts are not very big, unless you go under the Big Top!
Last week we tested the Big Top Cookie. In this week’s As Seen On TV, we put the Big Top version of the donut to the test.
Like the cookie, this donut claims to be 25 times larger than the average donut. With this donut, you get a "hole" lot of eating. If you have chucked the New Year's resolution, this might be right up your alley.
But would the Big Top Donut get "dunked" in our As Seen On TV test?
Like the Big Top Cookie maker, the Big Top Donut maker comes with essentially two silicone molds that you fill, in this case, with yellow cake mix. Then you add your water, a few eggs and a third of a cup of cooking oil to it. Before you pop it into the oven, you spray the inserts with non-stick cooking spray.
You must also dust the inserts with a little bit of flour. Each mold has lines etched in them and you want to fill them up to the bottom line. The, we filled it with seedless raspberry jam.
They recommend you put pie baking weights in the inserts to keep the dough or cake mix from rising. We put ours in the oven at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. You should turn it a little bit after the first 20 minutes. Then, let it cool on a wire rack for about 30 minutes.
The manufacturer recommends you use a serrated knife to cut the donut.
It was a lot of fun to make but this is not something you would have every day. You certainly would not find it at Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme, but it would be something for you and the kids, or maybe some friends, to put together one night and have a good time. Like the circus, it is under the Big Top and we will give it the thumbs up.
The Big Top Donut comes with a recipe book and it cost $15 at Bed, Bath and Beyond.