Thursday, March 29, 2018

150 Best Donut Recipes by George Geary

15 Best Donut Recipes
George Geary
Publisher: Robert Rose
ISBN: 9780778804116

Donuts, they make everything better. Need something in the morning, have a donut. Need a snack, have a donut. When I was given the opportunity to review the book 150 Best Donut Recipes, I knew I had no choice but to do it! My guys all love their donuts. Making 150 different varieties at home would keep them coming back for more.

Having never made donuts at home, I didn't realize that for half of the recipes I'd need a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Needless to say, it's on my "want" list now! I started out with my favorite flavor lemon, and thankfully the 150 Best Donut Recipes had one. The Lemon Crème Donuts is a baked donut and makes about a dozen. I loved how easy this recipe was. Honestly, baking all of these donuts reminded me how much I love baking.

My second donut was a the Blueberry Donuts recipe. Knowing that my youngest loves all things blueberries, I had to try it out. One of the elements I like about these recipes is the fresh fruit ingredients. The issue I had with this one, which my "little" guy was quick to point out was I didn't get blueberries evenly into the donuts. The other item I need to get my hands on is a pastry bag & tip set. Anyhow, you'll find the recipe for the Blueberry Donuts at the end.

The last donuts I baked was the Chocolate Donuts. You can't say "no" to chocolate. These turned out ok. They were really dense and the chocolate was a bit much, but I think it may have been how I made them. The only way to find out is to bake them again. lol I'm not beyond trying a chocolate recipe out more than once.

When I got out to my mom's next I'm trying the raised donuts because my mom has a stand mixer with a paddle! I just have to remember to take my cookbook with me.

Blueberry Donuts

Preheat oven to 325º F (160º C)
Two 6-well donut pans, sprayed with nonstick spray
Makes about 12 donuts

2 1/2 cups cake flower
1 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking poder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup whole milk
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  1.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set Aside.
  2. In another bold, whisk together eggs, milk, butter and villain and almond extracts. Add to flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula just until incorporated. Fold in blueberries.
  3. Spoon batter into resealable freezer bag or pastry bag and fill each prepared well two-thirds full.
  4. Bake in preheated over until donut springs back when lightly touched, 10 to 14 minutes.
  5. Let donuts cool in pans on a rack for 5 minutes. Turn out of pans onto rack and let cool completely prior to icing.

Happy baking!


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