Ovaltine brings back childhood memories of Hong Kong cha chaan tengs (Hong Kong cafes) where every entree comes with a drink of your choice. I was too young to drink coffee so I could only get an Ovaltine. I've always loved that malty flavour - like the middles of Maltesers! When I wandered down the international grocery aisle at the store and spotted my childhood drink, I knew I had to make these malted milk donuts with Ovaltine for a nostalgic throwback!
These donuts are baked like all donuts I make. It's so much easier and healthier than frying them. That's also my excuse for not venturing into the fried donut world because honestly I'm kind of scared! If you don't have a donut pan yet, you NEED to get on that asap and watch your donuts form into perfectly shaped rings before your eyes. I'm one of those people who have their face pressed against the oven window while my things are baking. Watching donuts rise is probably one of my favourite baking moments ever LOL. #bakingweirdo
There is just a hint of malted flavour in the donuts so I also paired it with a malted glaze which carries the flavour a bit better. They are perfect left as is with just the glaze but I topped these malted milk donuts with malted meringue kisses that you can also find the recipe for here. I know, I made two posts in one day. WHO AM I? The meringue kisses add just a bit of crunchiness and look pretty but definitely not necessary. The ovaltine can thin out the glaze a little bit so add a bit more powdered sugar if necessary to achieve a glaze that is thick enough that won't just all drip off the donuts.
Let me know if you drank Ovaltine as a kid as well! It's so nostalgic for me and I never really see it outside of Hong Kong style cafes!
HOW TO MAKE MALTED MILK DONUTSPrint
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