Monday, February 27, 2012

Chocolate Wine Glazed Doughnuts

Recently I found myself in Barryville, NY for an art opening. A friend pulled me away from the exhibit to introduce me to his friends' lovely shop around the corner called Region General Store. A wonderful concept as all items in the store are local and regionally sourced. After a great browsing experience, I snatched up this jar of lovely chocolate wine sauce. Why do all roads seem to lead back to baking?

My original intention was to stash the jar away for a future macaron filling but when I saw this bread and chocolate challenge for Bread Baking Day hosted by Lisa over at Parsley, Sage, Desserts and Line Drives, I knew I had found my use for this delicious sauce.

Doughnuts have been on my mind as I haven't made them in months. So it was time to break out the doughnut cutter and go to work.

These are glazed doughnuts for the adult crowd. Grown up enough to stay up late as after dinner dessert.

Oh. And of course I didn't forget the munchkins. 

Chocolate Wine Glazed Doughnuts

For the doughnuts:

  • 2 pkgs. yeast
  • 1/4 cup water (105-115 degrees)
  • 1-1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil for frying

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water in the bowl of your stand mixer. 
  • Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter, vanilla, and 2 cups flour. 
  • Beat on low for 30 seconds with the paddle attachment, scraping the bowl if needed. 
  • Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. 
  • Stir in remaining flour until smooth. 
  • Cover and let rise until double, about an hour. 
  • Turn dough onto floured surface and roll dough 1/2-inch thick. 
  • Cut with floured doughnut cutter. 
  • Cover and let rise again until doubled in size, 30-40 minutes. 
  • Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees F and fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds on each side. 
  • Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels for a minute. 
  • Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and set them on cooling racks over paper lined baking sheets (easier to clean up).

For the glaze:

1 cup chocolate wine sauce
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter

Place everything in a saucepan and whisk over a low heat until smooth.


  1. Gorgeous doughnuts! Love chocolate wine sauce...I wonder whether the sauce can be homemade...

  2. I have never seen doughnuts explained in an easier fashion. Bravo, you! And, thank you!

  3. Oh yes, yum yum yum. I once made wine brownies and it's about time someone has put these together for a sauce.

  4. Perhaps because the roads to baking are the only roads worth travleing? :P These donuts sound amazing! As does that chocolate wine sauce...mmm.

  5. They look fabulous! I still haven't tried making donuts at home, but I'd sure like to!

  6. Fantastic, what a great job you have done here! You make the doughnuts look so divine!:D

  7. wow! Those donuts really rose!! Love the addition of wine in the chocolate glaze. These must taste heavenly!!! Better than Dunkin Donuts I bet!!

  8. Donuts have been on my mind for months! Now I'm never going to get them out of my head. These look so good, I'm so happy you showed the interior of one. That glaze looks wonderful. I really have to try and make donuts...soon!

  9. You know I'm loving these donuts!! My Bf saw the phot and said 'Can you make those for me?". I think I have to make them for the both of us!! ;) Thanks so much for enteringBBD #47!

  10. They look soo good, gosh that glaze looks yummy! The chocolate and wine combination sounds delicious, I too wonder how to do a homemade version.

  11. These donuts are beautiful! Great job! I have been seriously craving donuts lately, and I really want to try my hand at making these! Now to find some chocolate wine sauce!! :)

  12. This sounds absolutely gorgeous. I've seen a chocolate wine recipe before and was very interested. Even more interested in a chocolate wine glaze!


Thank you for your comments and feedback. I love hearing from you!