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:
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 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.