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.


Ingredients:
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 eggs
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.

In a large bowl mix the flour, cocoa, and baking powder.  Add in buttermilk, stir a bit and add the melted butter and finally add the egg mixture.



Mix until just combined. 



Fill each donut mold about 2/3 full.  Bake 7-9 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool on cooling rack.

Ganache Ingredients:
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.



Enjoy!   Susan

1 comment:

  1. did you find those sprinkles on the kitchen floor?

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