The doughnuts take just eight minutes to make.
The doughnuts take just eight minutes to make.

Social media meltdown over Kmart doughnut hack

IT'S the savvy electronic that can create pies, pizzas and even pancakes in minutes.

But it's the concept of creating a Nutella filled doughnut in less than 10 minutes that's put Kmart fans into a meltdown.

Posting to the Kmart Mums Australia Facebook page, group member Linda says the discount department store's $29 pie maker has the ability to create fluffy treats in just eight minutes.

The inside of the doughnut is filled with Nutella.
The inside of the doughnut is filled with Nutella.

The pie maker - which has been devised to create your traditional pie - has been used by various members who like to get creative with their ingredients.

Instead of using pastry and mince in the shells of the pie maker, some users have shared ways to create tasty treats by using bread, eggs, flour, pancake mixture and even muffin batter to cook both sweet and savoury dishes.

The Nutella doughnut post - which has received more than 600 comments - requires just eight ingredients to create.

The pancake pies use batter and a filling of your choice.
The pancake pies use batter and a filling of your choice.

"I would never have thought of that. What a great idea," one person commented.

"The next recipe to try!"

One user had her own take on the sweet treat, and instead of using Nutella - she subbed in a small piece of solid chocolate into the centre and used pancake mixture instead.

"I'm using my pie maker for cupcakes & muffins more than pies," one person commented.

"I made them too but put maple syrup in the middle," another added.

"Made quiche in mine, school lunch sorted," one woman suggested for a savory option.

The pie maker has been praised by fans for making a great quiche.
The pie maker has been praised by fans for making a great quiche.

HOW TO MAKE THE NUTELLA DOUGHNUT:

Makes 12 doughnuts.

1 Cup self raising flour

¼ cup Caster Sugar

¾ cup Milk

2 Eggs

Dash of Vanilla Essence

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

60g Melted Butter

Nutella (1 teaspoon for each doughnut)

In a separate bowl, you will also need 1 cup caster sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder for the doughnut coating.

The ingredients will take under 10 minutes to cook.
The ingredients will take under 10 minutes to cook.

1. Put self raising flour, melted butter and caster sugar in a mixing bowl.

2. In a separate jug, add milk, eggs, vanilla essence and vegetable oil.

3. Pour mixture in to flour mix, whisking until combined.

4. Heat up pie maker, and spoon in mix until it's just below 3/4 full.

5. Gently dollop the teaspoon of Nutella into the centre of each doughnut mix.

6. Close the lid and cook for 8-10 minutes.

7. They will be cooked fully when spring to the touch.

8. Remove doughnuts from pie maker, brush all over with butter and toss through sugar and cinnamon mixture.

Some try putting jam or maple syrup in the centre of the pancake pies instead of Nutella.
Some try putting jam or maple syrup in the centre of the pancake pies instead of Nutella.


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