Good morning guys! Before we get into today’s recipe (which is incredible) I am so excited to announce the start of a new weekly series on The Blonde Chef called “A Sweet A Week” that will last through the holiday season. I know that this time of year calls for a lot of baking which, can be overwhelming, so I’m here to help give you some ideas (or just some yummy photos to look at)! Expect to see; pies, cakes, muffins, cookies and anything else I can think of! Basically, it’s going to be awesome, get excited!
Anyways, onto today’s post!
Autumn is my favorite time of year with its honey-crisp apples, changing leaves, warm snuggly sweaters, and pumpkin in EVERYTHING there is just so much to love! Since this week marks the beginning of this amazing season, I decided to start with a bang. And boy-oh-boy, today’s recipe is a knock-out.
When deciding what recipe should go first in this series, I was a little stumped (being that it’s still only September, it’s a bit too early to break out ALL of the holiday flavors) so I decided to do something everybody loves. Doughnuts! And these are surprisingly easy! No special “doughnut pan” required. Promise.
Honestly, the most difficult part of these doughnuts is trying not to eat all of them at once! Luckily, I gave most of them away before that happened. Basically, you guys REALLY need to try these.
What is so awesome about these little guys is that they can be eaten as is OR you can mix things up by adding your favorite dipping sauce! Warm gooey chocolate? Of course. Fresh raspberry? Obviously. And of course a simple vanilla glaze would be perfection! See what I mean? So many choices!
Oh, and did I mention the dough takes all of 5 minutes to make? You’re welcome.
- I. Dough
- 2.5 cups all purpose flour
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup milk (I used almond)
- 6 TBS. melted butter
- II. Orange Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 TBS. juice from an orange
- The zest from 1 orange
- In a medium sized bowl, add the sugar, butter and milk (both kinds) and whisk together. In a small bowl, add the salt, baking powder and flour. Whisk together until well combined. Now, slowly incorporate the dry mixture into the wet, gently folding the ingredients together (you don't want to over mix this dough). Once barely combined set aside.
- In a large frying pan, add the canola oil and allow to heat over a medium-high temperature. For those using a thermometer, heat to around 350. For those without a thermometer (like, myself) simply flick a bit of water onto the oil. If it sizzles and looks a bit scary, it's ready.
- Take about ½ TBS of dough and roll into a ball then place in the frying pan. This shouldn't take more than a minute or so per doughnut hole. (TIP: make sure to have a plate with a paper towel laid out for the freshly fried doughnuts)
- Once you have cooked all of your dough, simply mix the glaze ingredients together and eat!