I've added a touch of class to plain Jane doughnuts for a festive and fun idea to add to your New Year's celebration.
These were originally created out of a need for additional items to dip in a chocolate dessert fountain at last year's celebration. However, I underestimated their size. The result was doughnuts too large for dipping. The only option left was to decorate and serve them on their own (the 2017 version) fashioning a platter full of New Year's Eve themed doughnuts dipped in a champagne flavored glaze.
These are a fun way to serve sweets at your New Year's celebration and dead easy to make. The dough comes together in 30 seconds. After a 1 hour rise time during which you can whip together the glaze, cut out the doughnuts, fry, cool and dip them.
You then have the option to decorate them with glitter sugar or sprinkles. Or not. I went with a gold and silver color theme for a touch of bling but multicolor decorations would be equally as festive.
I used large number cutters to create shapes resulting in full-size doughnuts. However, you can do what I was supposed to go in the first place and use mini cutters to create bite-size doughnuts instead. Use round, square or star cutters if you don't have numbers.