Friday, July 15, 2011

Club: Baked - Farm Stand Buttermilk Donuts Three Ways

Jamie: Hey, Shaun - I'm making donuts from scratch tonight.
Shaun: Oh cool!
Jamie: It says the recipe makes only 10 donuts - should I double the recipe?
Shaun: Sure why not.

Why not? I'll tell you why not! I had 45 donuts sitting in my house this week! That's why! I felt like I was running a Dunkin Donuts out of my own house.

I shouldn't complain because they were very yummy. I was a donut-making virgin up until the other day but I sure am glad I was given the opportunity to make them for the first time! The recipe in the cookbook was pretty straight-forward but rolling and cutting out the donuts was a little tedious. I'm not saying it was not worth it though - don't get me wrong! The dough was extremely sticky when I tried rolling it out. Nothing that another 3/4 of a cup a little flour couldn't solve. If you are interested in viewing this recipe but don't want to shell out the money for the AMAZING cookbook, Baked Explorations, check out Gloria's blog. Gloria from The Ginger Snap Girl was our host this time around. She picked a winner with these cake-like donuts!

I came out of my donuts experiment with only one small burn on the tip of my right pinky finger. Not bad for my first time. I consider that a kitchen success! These donuts definitely won high marks for me. You could tell the difference in the shape of the donuts from my first batch to my last batch. Their shape was rounder and more consistent and they were not as brown. I do have to say - these suckers cook quick - really quick! Mine took about 2-3 minutes total, on both sides, to cook up.

Of course I had to try all three of the topping flavors. For some reason my chocolate glaze was very thin and did not hold to the donuts very well. My vanilla glaze came out superb - so sweet, a perfect compliment to the thickness of the cake inside. The cinnamon-sugar was equally as good. As soon as the hot donuts came out of the oil, I tossed them with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Nothing beats a hot donut right out of the fryer - take my word for it!

See how my fellow bakers fared with their donuts here. I'm so proud to be in a baking group with them all!

Tutti Mangia! 


Alexis said...

They look great Jay! Next time around i'll be sure to make the vanilla icing too..yummmm! :)

Gloria said...

I'm busting up over here! I love that you made 45 doughnuts! Hopefully Shaun helped you consume them?

Your doughnuts look amazing!!! Nice job on the vanilla icing. Other bakers struggled to get their icing that white! Any special trick? I want to try the vanilla icing next time.

Happy doughnut eating! Thanks for baking along!

K. said...

Yumm! They look delicious! :)

Tessa said...

Ha ha. Your dunkin' donuts comment was hilarious. Glad the donuts turned out well for you!

Jess said...

Love that you tackled all three toppings, but I guess you would need them with 45 donuts! lol. I made a full recipe, but tiny donuts, so I still ended up with 30. Way more than the 10 the recipe said. Now I need to try the vanilla toppings after all the rave reviews it's been getting from other bakers. Good job with the baking and frying! They look so good!

k.a.r.e.n said...

That first photo looks scrumptious. 45 donuts!!! *Faints* Well done!

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