Wednesday, October 05, 2011

on pumpkin spice donuts...

Chances are highly likely that all of you are on the edge of your seat to see what sort of pumpkin recipe I have in store for you gems today but before I go on about this sweet treat I want you, yes you, to get up from your couch, desk or even bed and just go put your comfy pants on. Put those suckers on because once you make these bad boys you're going to want those comfy pants that you don't wear out in the public but only in the own home. Hey, I'm just looking out for you because anything other than those comfy pants you will be feeling some tightening in your waist line :) Just saying! 

Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts! Hurrah! Yippe. Skippe. Leap in the air and click your heels!
(do you feel your waist line tightening from just looking at this picture??!)
These things are pure evil. You can't just eat one or two or just want to keep going. They are addicting and melt in your mouth delicious. I am very happy with these and will forever be making them 'til the day I die. No wait. Someone out there who loves me please make a batch of these donuts and bury them with me in my grave. I'm. Not. Joking. 

1 1/3 flour
1 1/2 baking powder
1/2 salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 nutmeg
1/2 allspice 
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk

For Coating: 
1/2 cup melted butter
2/3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon

In a bowl mixture together the following: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice & salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl whisk all the the following: oil, egg, brown sugar, vanilla, milk & pumpkin. After all wet ingredients are combined slowly add the dry into the bowl while mixing with a whisk or if you are as cool as me, in your kitchen aid! Once combined, it should look like so...
 One thing that I've found difficult when using my fun mini donut pan is that it's extremely hard to scoop batter into the little rings. It can get very messy and with my OCD in play it can get very frustrating so I created this simple way of doing things. 
Place a large zip-lock bag in mixing bowl, spread it around the edges and then just dump the batter into the bag. If you have some helping hands then this step isn't even necessary. Just have someone hold the bag open as you dump the batter in! Simple. Cut a small hold on one of the corners and there you go! You have a nice way to squirt the batter in the rings of your pan. Joy. No mess! 
 Next put them in the oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees and bake them for about 8 minutes. Dump them on a wire rack and let them slightly cool. Meanwhile as they are cooling melt 1/2 cup butter. Combine sugar & cinnamon. When donuts are cool enough to touch dunk them in butter and then in cinnamon sugar. And this is what you get...
 Warning: after eating half of a dozen of these you might experience a slight ting of orange to your skin. Happy Petite Pumpkin Donut eating. Come on get up and make 'em. You can thank me later ;)

1 comment :

  1. okay little miss Susi Homemaker, time for you to move home! You can't keep teasing us with these great looking masterpieces you cook for those east coast people! so wrong. And I loved your opening paragraph on this -- so cute, clever and such excellent advice. Now come make those donuts for us!!!!!