Monday, April 18, 2011
Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Ganache
I never eat donuts - until I saw a recipe from vanillasugarblog.com. Her photographs are beautiful and they looked so delicious. So I ordered my Wilton donut pan from amazon.com for $9.99 and my cake flour from kingarthurflour.com because I couldn't find any cake flour in our huge Shoprite. I tell myself that these are okay to eat because they are baked and not fried. But really after you dip the donut into the chocolate
ganache I don't really think baked or fried matters. Everyone liked them but I would consider them more of a dessert than a breakfast because of all the chocolate. My youngest daughter wouldn't agree. Next time I will try them with vanilla cake instead and maybe then I will have one for breakfast.
1-1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup hershey's cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray donut pan lightly with non-stick spray.
In a small bowl beat the eggs and vanilla.
Mix until just combined.
Fill each donut mold about 2/3 full. Bake 7-9 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on cooling rack.
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
3-4 tbsp heavy cream
Put both ingredients in a microwave safe small bowl. Microwave on low for a minute and stir until you get a nice glossy consistency. When donuts are cool dip in chocolate. Top with sprinkles. Let chocolate harden before eating.