You may or may not know that I have a thing for donuts. I like them homemade. And fried. For a while, I was making donuts every Sunday – first for recipe developing, then for friends. Anytime we have house guests, I usually fry up a batch of donuts for breakfast. I give away as many as I can, so as not to have the temptation around the house for too long.
Not wanting to deal with all the oil, I made baked donuts. They’re healthier, right? Then I decided to cover them in chocolate. So much for making them healthier. Might as well put sprinkles on them, too.
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Brunch Beverage Recipes
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Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze by Katie’s Cucina
Strawberry Scones by Real Housemoms
Blueberry Vanilla Muffins by Take a Bit Out of Boca
Brunch Dessert Recipes
adapted from Mini Donuts
by Jessica Segarra
makes 18 mini donuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a mini donut pan with non-stick spray.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. In a medium bowl, beat the egg and sugar with a whisk. Add the sour cream, vegetable oil, and vanilla to the egg mixture and mix until combined. Add ½ of the flour mixture and gently whisk. Add the milk and whisk until just combined. Add the rest of the flour mixture and whisk until just combined.
- Place batter in a piping bag with a medium tip. Pipe batter into donut wells, filling to ¾ full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes clean, about 9 minutes. Place donut pan on a wire rack, and cool for 5 minutes. Remove donuts from pan and cool completely. Coat the donut pan with non-stick spray, and pipe the rest of batter into the pan. Repeat baking process.
- To coat the donuts, melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over gently simmering water. Dip the donuts in the chocolate, coating completely. Place donuts on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Decorate with sprinkles (optional.) Chill donuts in the refrigerator until chocolate is set.