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Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

I’m a bad, bad girl. Yesterday it poured here  in Los Angeles, something it never does except maybe 5 times a year. So when it does happen, we folks here in LA become disoriented and don’t know what to do with ourselves. Above all we don’t drive because what sane person would drive in the rain? Definitely not me.

So getting back to why I’m a bad, bad girl. Since I was unable to leave the house due to the aforementioned rain, I decided the next best thing to do was to stay home and bake doughnuts. Makes sense, right?  And what better doughnut to make on a gloomy day but Toasted Coconut Doughnuts with a sweet vanilla glaze with lots of chopped macadamia nuts on top. I always say, when you can’t go out and play…make doughnuts.

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

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Toasted Coconut Doughnuts before glazing

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts before glazing

Mama’s Tips:

To make filling the wells of the doughnut pan easier, pour the batter into a spouted measuring cup.

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Toasted Coconut Doughnuts

Recipe: Easy

Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

I guess this recipe is going out to all the chocolate lovers out there. Those of us who openly and freely admit that we love chocolate. I was having a real hankering the other day for something chocolatey, and so I took out the doughnut pans and decided, why not make these baked Chocolate Doughnuts with a Chocolate Glaze.

In retrospect, these may have even been a bit too chocolatey even for me. Next time I may douse them in a vanilla glaze, or simply just dust them with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Nonetheless these were still delicious, and extremely easy to make. You will however need a standard sized doughnut pan to accomplish the task. I found mine at my local baking supply store, but you can also easily find them online was well. I won’t try to con you into thinking these are not highly caloric, but the upside is that these are baked and not fried, so that’s a good thing, right?

The secret ingredient here is the espresso powder, as it really enhances the chocolate flavor. But, if you don’t have access to it, don’t worry, they will still taste amazing. And then, bring out your array of sprinkles and jimmies because that’s the best part of this entire process. Really, who doesn’t like jimmies!

Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

From King Arthur Flour

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Mini Cake Donuts

Mini Cake Donuts

Mini Cake Donuts

Don’t you agree that everything is cuter in it’s mini version; puppies, kittens, babies, mini-dresses, and Mini-Coopers. Being a somewhat mini-person myself (5 feet tall), I’ve always been partial to all things diminutive.

It’s funny where one can find inspiration. I attended a Prince concert the other night at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Great show by the way.  On our way home, we passed an iconic LA landmark called Randy’s Donuts which was built in 1953. This roadside donut stand is open 24 hours a day. It was past midnight, and there was a line at least 10 customers deep at the window.  It just got me to thinking how long it had been since I ate a donut. So, the very next day I went out to my local baking supply store and purchased a mini-donut pan. I rationalized that by baking the donut I would cut out a lot of the fat and calories that would otherwise be found in a fried donut. And naturally, the miniature size would also be a reduction in calories. I just couldn’t wait to start baking.  The finished product was quite tasty and of course, very cute! The cinnamon and nutmeg gave the donut a subtle, spicy flavor; and the pastry flour yielded a tender donut.

Mini Cake Donuts

Mini Cake Donuts

Mini Cake Donuts

From King Arthur Flour Recipes

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Recipe: Easy