Saturday, August 24, 2013
I remember as a child…watching my precious Mama as she stood at the stove cooking these sweet biscuit donuts. A paper towel lined plate and brown lunch bags were close at hand. The ingredients inside held different varieties of sweetness. Powdered sugar, my favorite, cinnamon and sugar, and plain ole granulated sugar could be found inside.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
These are the cake donuts I made tonight. Some were baked and others were fried. If you fry them, be certain your temperature is a steady 375 degrees F and you use a deep pot! Mine pot was too shallow and my candy thermometer kept falling in the oil, I finally put it away and just guessed. The following batches were baked. Once they were cooked, I topped them with powdered sugar. What I to use lemon extract instead of vanilla, cream of coconut and coconut soda and top with a lemon glaze and toasted coconut. You adjust to what you have and these turned out to be amUse any flavor carbonated soda for a hint of flavor and mix/match it with the extract to make your very own specialized donuts! But, I was lazy and my sinuses are killing me and my boys were being...boys. Now, go on...make some donuts. Love and hugs!
3 cups unbleached all purpose flour, plus more for rolling
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup carbonated soda
1/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease standard size donut pan(s). Whisk dry ingredients together. Stir in wet ingredients to form a soft, sticky dough. Turn dough out on a floured surface. Knead in enough dough to make smooth. Pat out to 1/2". Cut with a cookie cutter, jar, lid whatever will fit your pan. Cut a smaller piece out of the center. Put donut dough in pan(s) and cook 10 to 13 minutes until done, tester comes out clean.
I thought, after I patted some out, that I should have just put the sticky dough in the donut pan without rolling it out. I'll try that next time. Tomorrow, maybe. ~smile~ You could also use mini muffin pans to cook these in although I don't know how long they would take.
Alternately, heat oil in a heavy, deep pot to 375 degrees F. Making certain it is steadily at 375 degree F temperature. Carefully put donuts and holes and fry until bottom is brown...it's just a matter of seconds, flip over and cook until brown. Cook only a few at the time. Place on paper towels to drain. Top with your favorite glaze, cinnamon or powdered sugar. Enjoy!
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