I’ve been in a doughnut kick lately; these doughnuts, apple cider doughnuts fresh from the cider mill, and then a random doughnut from the Doughnut Plant. It’s strange because doughnuts are not something I crave or go for. In full disclosure, all the doughnuts have been fantastic and worth every delicious calorie.
If the posts have seemed uninspired lately it has nothing to do with the recipes, the recipes are fantastic, it’s a new show I’m hooked on. If you haven’t watched Orange is the New Black on Netflix, you need to get on that. The characters are hilarious and I can’t look away from the screen. Between working late and weekends, my blogging time is limited and I seem to be using it up with TV (really, TV on the computer).
These doughnuts are one of the prettiest little things I’ve baked. They remind me of clip art or cartoon doughnuts, specifically the ones from the Simpsons. The chocolate glaze lovingly drips down the edge and adorable little sprinkles make them absolutely perfect.
I’m in love with these doughnuts. The brown butter and fresh nutmeg add such amazing flavor and tasty bites. They are completely tender and moist. A little chocolate glaze adds more flavor and chocolate makes everything better. I may be distracted, but I’m focused and the quality of these doughnuts, they’re for real!
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Baked Doughnuts with a Chocolate Glaze
Adapted from Joy the Baker
Yield – 10 mini doughnuts
1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup buttermilk (juice from half a lemon + enough milk to equal 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 ˚F and generously spray your doughnut pan with Baker’s Joy.
- Whisk together the flour, powder, soda, salt, nutmeg, and sugar.
- In a small saucepan melt and brown the butter. Remove from the heat as soon as the butter changes from a yellow color to a brown color.
- Beat together the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix in the browned butter.
- Add the wet to the dry and mix until just combined.
- To make things easy, add the batter to a new, disposable piping bag. Clip the end and pipe the batter into the doughnut pan, minimal mess! Only fill about 1/2 way.
- Bake for about 8 minutes or until the doughnuts are set.
- Remove from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack before glazing.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
pinch of salt
3-4 tablespoons of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt.
- Whisk in 3 tablespoons of milk and the vanilla. Mix until smooth and pourable. If the glaze is too thick, add some more milk and stir.
- Dip the top side of each doughnut into the glaze and then place on a wire rack (with parchment paper under it) to dry. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired, but why would that not be desired!
- Let the glaze harden before packaging.