As many of you may know I am a proud Canadian citizen. And one of the things you will see a lot of here are Tim Hortons coffee shops. It has been compared to Dunkin’ Donuts in the United States. In my opinion which most Canadians would back up, I believe Tim Hortons is a lot better. For those who don’t know, Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 by Canadian hockey legend Tim Horton who has played for the for the Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Rangers just to name a couple teams. Tim Hortons serves a variety of decidable delights including soups, sandwiches, and a variety of pastries including muffins and donuts.
One of the things that Tim Hortons is most well known for is its Timbits. These are bit sized versions of donuts. They have become very popular due to fact that people are able to try many different doughnut flavours without having to overstuff themselves. This is why they where one of my favourite treats when I was younger. My favourite flavours are chocolate glazed and strawberry.
Ever since I first tried them as a kid I have always had a craving for Timbits. Therefore I decide to make my own version of one the most popular flavour old fashion plain. I rolled each of donut bites in cinnamon sugar and nutmeg to add some flavour to them. They turned out to be a lot lighter and airier than the original Tim Horton’s version which a bit denser and dry. I hope you enjoy this homemade version of one of Canada’s most famous foods.
Bite Sized Donut Delights
- 2 cups of flour (sifted)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg (slightly beaten)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3 tbsp oil (I used grapeseed oil)
- additional oil (for frying)
1. Sift together all the dry ingredients.
2. Mix together all the wet ingredients. Incorporate into dry ingredients and stir until smooth. The batter will end up being a bit sticky.
3. Heat oil in a pot to around 365F and drop the teaspoonfuls (no bigger) of the batter into the oil. Turn after a few moments until all sides of the donut bites are golden on all sides.
4. Remove and place on a plate line with paper towel to drain any excess oil.
5. Roll in cinnamon sugar and a little nutmeg and serve while still warm to preserve the light airiness of the batter. Although the donuts bites can also be kept overnight to eaten the next day (But seriously!? Why would you!?)