Recipes For My Boys: Baked Chocolate Donuts

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Baked Chocolate Donuts

While hubby was at the store this morning, I asked him to pick up german chocolate.  It has been ages since I made anything with it and was feeling I needed to.  Ya know?  Do you get those hankerings that you have to do something…and now!  That was me and I was so happy to see hubby home.  I melted butter…having an idea, but not totally certain where I was going with this.  The butter was melted, eggs and milk at room temperature, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, anything and everything I could think of, was ready.  I picked up the german chocolate and it was opened!  Not only opened but the paper was ripped off of it!   I’m ready to bake and most important part of this, I don’t know recipe, is bad!  Plan 2 ended up with Chocolate Covered Chocolate Baked Donuts.  My boys will be so happy the german chocolate was a miss.  ~smile~  I'll add more photos later.


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Baked Chocolate Donuts

3 cups King Arthur unbleached all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
*3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup carbonated soda, or replace with additional buttermilk
4 Tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
2   1 ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, melted**


Chocolate Ganache

1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, I use Hershey’s


*Use 1/2 cup for a cakier donut and the 3/4 cup for a fluffier donut.

**You can add more chocolate for a deeper chocolaty donut.  Just add a little more sugar to desired sweetness and a little more buttermilk to make a sticky, spongy dough.  

Directions

For Donuts

Grease donut pan(s), I only have one and have to work in batches.  If anyone has an extra, or more, donut pan(s) just sitting around wanting to be used, I’d  be more than happy to make it feel useful, needed and loved!  Melt butter and chocolate together over low heat and put aside.  Whisk first 5 dry ingredients together.  Stir in eggs, buttermilk, carbonated soda, melted butter and chocolate.  Preheat oven 375 degrees F.  Let batter rest while oven is preheating or 10 minutes.  Spoon or plop, it’s kinda sticky and spongy, into donut pan.  Cook in preheated oven 8 minutes or until tested inserted comes out clean.

For Chocolate Ganache

Heat heavy cream just until warm but does not boil.  Stir in dark chocolate chips until melted.  Dip baked donuts in chocolate and put on a rack to set.  There ya go!  You make amazing donuts! 

I added the ganache to the batter and baked them!

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