So yesterday, I hit up the Crate and Barrel sale.  Bad news for my wallet.  Except not really because the sale is really really good. I recommend going if there are things there you’ve been eying for a while.  I got some great storage containers for my dvds and also these adorable bird tiles.

I’m not sure where they are going to go, but I have liked them for so long, so finally bought them. Half price!

And, I also picked up this little gem. 

I imagine you will be seeing doughnuts all summer long. Trouble!  I made my first batch last night.

I kept it simple with a chocolate doughnut with chocolate icing.  They turned out pretty yummy. I mean definitely not like real doughnuts… you just can’t replicate that fried flavor. But, they were still good.  And they are so cute!  The recipe I used went a little something like this:

Chocolate Doughnuts

1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup fat free yogurt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp buttermilk
1 tsp half and half
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp cocoa

In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt, nutmeg, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda.  Once mixed, add too a food processor and toss in your butter. Pulse until it is a nice crumbly mixture. 

In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, buttermilke, egg, and vanilla. Once combined, add to the dry mixture.

Grease your doughnut pan with butter.  Bake for about 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

For the icing, in a small bowl add one cup of powdered sugar and your tbsp of cocoa.  Pour in a tsp or so of buttermilk, mix it together. Keep adding liquid until it gets to the glaze consistancy that you prefer.  Mine was a mixture of half and half and buttermilk. Feel free to use regular milk or even water. It should all work. 

Ice doughnuts once they have cooled down a little bit.  I just dunked my doughnuts in the icing bowl.


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