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Heart Shaped Doughnuts

Happy Valentines Day

I like various shaped baking pans, not the big ones but also the little molds that look like roses or whatever. Not so long ago I went to the bulk barn and they had heart shaped doughnut pans. I had to get that, it was just too cute. The mold is from Wiltons and obviously it’s for Valentine’s Day, and I will use it as such.

There are two recipes on the wrapping so I don’t have to think or search for the right recipe. Thank you Wilton, makes my life easier. The doughnuts will be distributed to the Church congregation on Sunday. My excuse to bake.
Also, a friend of mine posted the other day on Facebook that she needed ideas for a bake sale. I immediately jumped at the opportunity and made some doughnuts for them. Win win situation, they get things to sell, I get things to bake.

White doughnuts:

– 2 cups of all purpose flour, sifted
– 3/4 cup of sugar
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
– 1 tsp. salt
– 2 eggs
– 3/4 cup buttermilk
– 2 tbsp. butter, melted

Even without glaze they are yummy.

Chocolate doughnuts:

– 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted
– 1/4 cup cocoa powder
– 3/4 cup sugar
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 1 tsp. salt
– 3/4 cup buttermilk
– 2 eggs
– 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
– 1 tsp. vanilla

The chocolate ones were a bit more delicate.

Sift all dry ingredients together and stir them a bit. Then add all the liquid ingredients and mix. The recipe say until just combined but I find it hard to work with such a dough. I also added a bit more buttermilk to make it more pourable. Ok, it’s not pourable but easier to work with.

Fill each mold half way full and bake at 425°F, which is  just under 230°C for about 5 min or until the top springs slightly back. Let it cool for another 5 min and remove from pan. Repeat until you dough is gone.

The raspberry glaze is a bit sticky but so good.

There are also to recipes for glazes, again, a nice thing so you don’t have to think about it.

Cinnamon glaze:

– 1 cup icing sugar
– 3-4 tbsp. milk
– 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Raspberry glaze:

– 1 cup icing sugar
– 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
– 1 tbsp. milk
– pink food colour if wanted

Mix all ingredients together until sugar is dissolve. Glaze as soon as possible and use sprinkles!

I thought the glaze would harden quickly but maybe it doesn’t because of the milk. I also noticed that you do not need as much milk for the Cinnamon glaze because it will be too runny. Omit 1-2 tablespoons and you will have a nicer glaze.
The raspberry glaze will not really harden because the jam will keep it moist. You might want to try to cool it in the fridge but I assume it won’t change anything. Doughnuts are sticky, so what?

Heart and star sprinkles are the best.

I hope everyone will enjoy them. Actually, I am sure they will. I just need to make sure that no one takes two. Especially the kids tend to do that. 😉

Happy baking!

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About andreamacleod

Take a KitchenAid Artisan machine, a young wife, time, creativity and mix it well. You end up with endless options of baking goodies from German torte to North American cupcakes. Follow me on my baking and cooking adventures and throw in your cent or two. There are no limits!

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