If you’ve never choked on Mik-Mik, you’re lying. The sweetened powder is infamous for its ability to get you coughing up a storm. Heck, that experience is probably the number one reason people buy the stuff. These Mik-Mik powdered donuts won’t necessarily replicate that sensation. But they do bring a different sense of joy (or frustration?) from eating messy, powdery fried balls.
In all honesty, the Mik-Mik powder itself isn’t anything extraordinary. The milk-flavored version is like regular non-creamy powdered milk. Meanwhile, the chocolate-flavored Mik-Mik has a dark-ish cocoa taste that goes stale in a flash. But the flavor is nostalgic more than anything, bringing up memories of pretending the powder was some kind of drug or cigar.
Unlike most donut recipes, these Mik-Mik powdered donuts don’t need any yeast; cutting down your over-all cooking time to just 30 minutes, since you don’t have to wait for your dough to rise. The trade-off is that your donuts won’t be as fluffy or airy. Instead, expect it to be chewy and slightly dense. Without the Mik-Mik coating, the donut part of this recipe makes for a good base no-rise donut recipe. You can play around with that, too, tossing it or dipping it in whatever you like.
The Mik-Mik, mixed with sugar, comes as the powdered coating at the end. We used the milk-flavored powder for this recipe, but you can always go the chocolate Mik-Mik route. Toss your donuts in the Mik-Mik and sugar mixture while they’re hot. This ensures that the coating sticks to the donuts, instead of just immediately falling off.