Last weekend , I was on a complete baking spree! And saturday being Ekadashi day , my baking was restricted to pure vegeterian ingredients. After having baked some butter cookies for my toddler , I was just sampling them( an excuse to indulge!) Just then an image of so many golden fried doughnuts appeared on my Television Screen. It was the same show on an international lifestyle channel that I watch regularly. And it was featuring the best doughnuts in USA! And they looked so tempting , soft , fresh , topped with chocolates and a lot other toppings that we can only imagine here! I wished I had some bakery near my home , even I would have had the priviledge to gorge into one such sweet treat! And just on the flip side my brain as it has gotten conditioned over time, cautioned me of the oil , and a calorie red alert began to blink over me! So then , thats how my craving for a doughnut gave way to a healthier , tasty Baked Doughnut! And did you know how a doughnut got its name? Again there are a lot of theories and places to claim their origin. One theory says- They were made from the leftover bread dough , that was dropped and deep fried in hot oil and covered with sugar. The fried dough resembled like a nut, saw a walnut , hence called dough-nuts. Another theory attributes the origin of the trademark round shape with an open center to the uncooked centres of the dough , that led to the shape. Some say , it was made with the knots of dough, hence dough knots ..doughnuts. Whatever be the theory , it did give us the lovely treat! My try is to make is less oily and healthier! This proportion makes 4-5 palm sized doughnuts , after baking.