Friday, April 13, 2012

Mini Doughnuts- Round 2

Confession time.

I wasn't entirely satisfied with my first batch of doughnuts. They were great warm. They were so-so later that night. And they were gross the next day. I just knew that I did something wrong. I had to try them again.

I'm pretty sure my gut instincts were right, I did do something wrong. I'm not sure what exactly, but something went awry. Maybe I killed the yeast. Maybe I didn't activate the yeast. Maybe I didn't activate the gluten. Whatever the cause, I had to throw them out. They tasted like... yeast balls. You know the ones from the vegan restaurant in "Baby Mama?". Yeah, not the desired result.

If you fail once, try, try again. Try again I did. The results today were much better! This time I let my dough rise for 24 hours, instead of 4. It really made a difference. I played around with the types I made as well. I made some jelly filled doughnuts, which I filled with raspberry pie filling. Just warning you, pie filling is hard to fill doughnuts with. It overfills the doughnuts and goes everywhere. Not that I mind :) I filled some with vanilla pudding and glazed them with chocolate (so good!). I did a traditional glazed doughnut, where I dipped the doughnuts in the glaze to cover them. At the last second, I decided to glaze a couple with chocolate. I only made 3 that way, and boy am I mad about that! They were yummy!

Raspberry-Filled Jelly Doughnuts
Vanilla Pudding-Filled Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze
Glazed Doughnuts
Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Here's how to make these suckers.

The recipe makes the standard doughnut. Fill or glaze them with whatever your heart's content.

TGIF! Hope everyone has a good weekend!