March 23, 2011

blueberry donuts recipe

for weeks now, i've been craving and wanting a bite of a blueberry donut.
why you ask??
well simply because everyone was posting pictures of their blueberry donut all over facebook.
a bit jealous and a little sad; but i still didnt have enough want to physically go and get them myself.
so i figured the next best thing would be to bake them myself.

the dough during its rising stage. when it fully doubled in size, i was super excited [i literally jumped up and down] mom probably thought i was crazy.

mixed in the blueberries and cut out donut rings.

into the pot of oil it goes

fried and glazed. i had to literally tell my family to stop eating them for a couple minutes so that i could take a picture.  [its a good sign i guess]

boxed and ready for work.
my coworkers are in for a surprise. ^^

donut recipe
-.5oz active dry yeast
-1/4 cup warm water
-1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
-1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tspn salt
-2 eggs
-1/3 cups butter (room temp)
- 5 cups all purpose flour
-5 oz box of blueberries
- vegetable oil for frying

-mix warm water with year until dissolved.
-mix yeast mixture, milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter, and 2 cups of flour on low speed with dough hook.
-gradually add the rest of flour
-knead dough until smooth.
-place dough in a oiled bowl and cover. (set in warm place and allow to double in size. i put it on top of my stove)
-mix in blueberries
-roll out onto floured surface (dont worry if the blueberries pop) ~1/2in thick
-cut out donuts (allow to rise. i didnt really do this part because by the time i finished, the ones i first cut seemed ready)
-in a 350f pot of oil, fry donuts to a tan color on both sides. once fried, place on a wire rack .

glaze recipe
-1/3 cup butter
-2 cups powdered sugar
1 tspn vanilla
hot water

using a double broiler, combine all ingredients (minus water). slowly add water until wanted consistency. 
dip donuts into glaze and enjoy.!!

for baked donuts (tastes more like bread on its way to being a bagel)
for a healthier alternative.

-preheat oven 350F
-bake donuts for 10 mins on both sides.

next batch i'll try the famous combo of apple and bacon.

*side note: tired the donuts this morning. definitely tastes better when fresh. right out of the deep fryer.
*side side note: the bagels this morning was delicious. cut them in half, toasted them, spreaded cream cheese and ate it on the way to work. perfect little breakfast.

March 16, 2011

caramel apple cupcakes

lately i've been having a lot of  conversations revolving around the topic: food.
here and there people throw ideas (some better than others) of the next flavor combo i should incorporate.

while at church, pastor sam suggested caramel apple for my next cupcake flavor.
i just nodded and went on with my day.
this flavor stuck with me the entire week so i figured i would give it a try.

so here you go.
an apple cupcake with a pinch of cinnamon.
filled with caramel.
topped with a buttercream frosting.
drizzled with caramel and sprinkled with cinnamon.