Monday, December 20, 2010

Mint Glazed Mini Doughnuts


I had a heck of a time with making doughnuts. The first two recipes I tried were for baked chocolate ones and both were fails. This left me with no choice but to overcome my fear of frying them. So I did.

And to be honest. It wasn't anything to be afraid of. Easy peasy.


I used THIS recipe and the doughnuts came out with a medium density and very tasty. The only change I made was to add Rose extract. Once I moved away from the chocolate baked version I decided to go with a rose flavored doughnut and mint flavor glaze. Well of course the mint glaze overpowered the rose flavor. Duh. I am blaming that on overexposure to extract fumes.


I used a small doughnut cutter to shape the doughnuts and of course I saved the holes to fry up as well.


We are buried in snow here in the German countryside so I was inspired to decorate them with a pastel wintery wonderland motif.


For the Mint Glaze:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon rose extract
  • 3 cups confectionary sugar - sifted
  • A few drops of Wilton's White White


Directions:

  • Before you start making the glaze, organize all your decorations. The glaze dried fast so you need to work fast, having everything set up beforehand. I split my decorations into small wide bowls.
  • In a double boiler heat milk and extract over medium heat.
  • Slowly stir in the sugar until a smooth glaze forms.
  • Add the food coloring and stir until mixed in. Turn heat down to low.
  • One at a time dip the doughnuts in,hold the dipped doughnuts over the pan to drip off the excess glaze. Then immediately dip the glazed doughnut into the decorations (sprinkles, glitter, pearls, etc.)


3 comments:

  1. gorgeous - what beautiful colors!

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  2. Where did you find the donut cutter? and what size is it?

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    1. At Broadway Panhandler in NYC and the cutter is about 2 inches in diameter.

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