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
- 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.