Goooooooood Morning!! 😀
TGIF!!!! I don’t know why, but this week felt like a regular 5 day week, even though we had a 4 day week. Maybe it’s because Monday seems so far away now, which I don’t mind one bit!
I’m sure you probably already know this, but last night was the kickoff of the NFL. I’m sure you probably already know this too, but we are HUGE (like bordering on insane) football fans. I can name a few examples very easily.
I mean this was our wedding cake topper:
If that doesn’t tell you something, I don’t know what will. 😉
So I knew that I needed to make something extra special for dinner last night, since it was a pretty important night for the two of us. I mean we both DID have fantasy players in last night’s game. You should see the two of us during football season, we are both like bumps on the couch with our computers open checking our fantasy stats. Pretty ridiculous, but that’s how we roll. 😉
Well when I walked up to the front door when I got home from work & happened to notice a little package on the front step, I was pretty excited! I TOTALLY forgot that I had ordered one of these until I saw it sitting there.
(in case you were wondering, that is my SUPER excited to have a donut pan look! 😀 )
I swear it was like a sign that I had to make them last night. So that’s exactly what I did.
I followed the recipe that Kristen recommended & didn’t change a thing. I mean why mess with perfection?!
(Used a zip lock bag to put the dough in the pan instead of a pastry bag)
Baked at 350 degrees for 12 minutes
(they were a little big, so the middle hole was filled in. I just cut it out with a knife before I served them)
Now it was time to decide what to use for a glaze. I didn’t want to go too crazy because I wanted to be able to enjoy the taste of the donut, but I didn’t want it to be too plain. At first I was thinking something with peanut butter- like Kristen’s peanut butter glaze, but then I figured I would save that for another time. (Trust me, there WILL be another time 😉 ) I just decided to make a basic glaze out of powdered sugar, milk & a dash of vanilla. (I put about 1/3 cup of powdered sugar in a bowl & then added the vanilla & milk & just kept adding more milk until I had my desired consistency. It was NOT a lot of milk- maybe like 1 tbsp. at the MOST)
The way to REALLY enjoy your chocolate donut is to have chocolate milk with it. Double chocolate?! Um, sure.
And it was light soy chocolate milk, so that makes the whole dessert healthy, right?! 😉
I have to say I was AMAZED at how good these were. I have seen a bunch of baked donuts around the whole ‘blog world,’ but I have been a little leary about how honest they were being in their reviews. Just being honest. I mean really how could a baked donut taste as good as a fried donut???? But guys, I’m telling you, these are SO good. They are fluffy, chocolatey & just perfect. I don’t know how else to describe them…or how much that I HIGHLY recommend you buying a donut pan too! Seriously. They are only $10!! You cannot beat that. Really, just TEN dollars.
Go here & order one now. I promise you won’t forget it. (& it’s non stick..and it really IS non stick. Not just an advertisement like some non stick cookware)
I have been thinking of so many different types of donuts that I cannot wait to try & make. I would really like to re-create Dunkin Donuts blueberry donut. That is my absolute favorite donut of all time…and I cannot even remember when the last time I had it. I would definitely say YEARS…maybe like 10 years. Ugh, that’s awful, makes me want to go & get one right now. Ha! But I’ll just try to re-create my own. 🙂
Anyways, as you know, I’m a bit psycho about the Ravens. (just see above 😉 ) Today I really have to represent my team. Last night I decided to get a little colorful & did this:
BLACK & PURPLE, BLACK & PURPLE
Gotta go get ready for work, and put on as much black & purple as possible! Hope you have a GREAT Friday!! & Please think happy thoughts for the Ravens all weekend long! 🙂
Catch up with ya later!
1. Do you have a favorite donut?
2. Do you like buying things off of Amazon? I love it!!
3. Will you please think good thoughts for the Ravens all weekend long?? 🙂