Naughty but oh so nice! These amazing creations come from our teacher and all round cheese mistress Ellie over at Kinda Co. Thankyou Ellie!
Prep time: 30 mins Baking time: 15-20 mins
Makes: 8 large doughnuts
The Mac Donuts
200grammes dried macaroni
1.5 tablespoons vegan butter
2.5 tbsp plain flour or can use something fancy like coconut or quinoa
250mililitres non-dairy milk
1/2 teaspoon tapioca starch (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric (for colour)
Chives for garnish
100grammes cashews – soaked until soft
1 clove of garlic
1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt
30grammes raw coconut chips
1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional, leave out for a more wholefood approach)
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1: Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Place the coconut chips along with all the other bacon ingredients into a bowl and mix until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the coconut.
2: Line a baking tray (or use a non-stick one) and spread the coconut mixture onto the tray in a single layer.
3: Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes but every 5 minutes take it out of the oven and flip the coconut pieces to make sure that they cook evenly.
4: It should be dark golden brown and very crisp when done. Set aside to cool.
1: Place soaked cashews, garlic, salt and water into a blender and process until very smooth. You may need to stop to scrape down the edges a few times. Keep refrigerated until needed.
Mac & Cheese Doughnuts
1: Preheat oven to 180°C. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and put to one side.
2: In a saucepan melt the vegan butter, then add the flour and mix to form a thick paste. Cook for a minute and then start adding the non-dairy milk, 50ml at a time. Mixing until smooth after each addition.
3: When you have added all the milk add in the tapioca mix to combine then add all the remaining ingredients to create a thick sauce.
4: Add the pasta to the sauce and mix until combined.
5: Add spoonfuls of mac and cheese to a doughnut pan, taking care to make sure there are no gaps in the moulds. Depending on the size of your pan you might need to bake them in two batches.
6: Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the tops are crisping up.
7: Loosen the edges of the mac doughnuts and carefully flip out of the tin.
8: Drizzle with garlic sauce, scatter over the bacon bits and add some chopped chives and enjoy immediately!