Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yummy Apple Pie Spice Donut Holes

This recipe was based on “The Perfect Donut” recipe I poached off lipstick blogger. I decided to add a teaspoon of Penzy’s Apple Pie Spice blend to the dough, then glaze in a powdered sugar & apple juice drizzle and dust with more powdered sugar. I also made only holes since there aren’t any calories in those.

Yummy Apple Pie Spice Donut Holes
(makes 4 dozen holes)

1 c. milk
5 t. yeast (or two packets)
1 pinch sugar

2 c. all-purpose flour
½ c. warm mashed potatoes
½ t. salt
1 t. apple pie spice blend
¼ c. sugar
2 T. oil

1 bread machine

Microwave the milk for about 1 minute in the microwave. Make sure it is warm (not hot) and add the 5 teaspoons of yeast (2 packets) and a pinch of sugar and stir. Cover and let stand for about 5 minutes until the yeast blooms.

Meanwhile, in a bowl combine the remaining ingredients into your bread machine basket. Add the yeast mixture and start the machine on the basic setting. When machine gets to the "rest" setting remove dough from basket on your floured surface.

Prepare your kneading surface by spreading a few tablespoons of flour on a smooth surface. Put the dough in the middle of the flour and sprinkle a little flour on top and on your hands. Knead the dough a few times. Once the dough has been kneaded, spread it out to be a half inch thick with your hands or with a rolling pin.

Now it is time to cut out the donuts, you can use a donut cutter or just use something about the same size and then find something smaller to make a hole with. I use the small hole only cutter.

Place the donuts on a floured pan to let rise as you get the oil ready. Let them rise for a total of ten minutes (it takes about five to ten minutes for the oil to heat up). I used my deep fryer.

The oil needs to be about 360 degrees. If the oil starts to smoke it is way too hot. Test the oil with some of the scraps of dough and when it is ready, cook the donuts until golden brown on each side.

Allow the donuts to cool on a rack or on some paper so that the oil soaks off.

Apple Pie Spice Donut Glaze
1 t. apple pie spice blend
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 – 4 T. apple juice or cider


Put the powdered sugar into a bowl with the pie spiced. Gradually stir in the water until the mixture reaches the desired consistency. Dip the tops of the doughnuts in the glaze.
Dry on a rack.

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