Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pumpkin Doughnuts




Pumpkin still remains in my mind during this lovely fall season. Nothing better than the smell of pumpkin and aromatic spices to make you smile when it's nice and cool out. Like on this beautiful morning!

The idea just really pop to me. I mean, seriously, whats not better than doughnuts in the morning? I mean, doughnuts aren't something that should necessarily be eaten everyday, but it's always good to have one from time to time, yea? To make it a better and much more satisfying choice for breakfast, make it into one that for sure will leave you thinking of fall!

I found the recipe from a site I like to visit often, epicurious.com. It's really a must try recipe. Would make a great morning treat during this season. So do try! It's a recipe everyone in my house loved!





Recipe

Doughnuts

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp. butter, room temperature
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
1 tap. vanilla extract
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. buttermilk
1 cup canned pure pumpkin
Canola oil (for deep-frying)

Powdered Sugar Glaze

2 cups powdered sugar
Whipping cream


1. For the doughnuts, whisk first 8 ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl until blended (mixture will be grainy). Beat in egg, then yolks and vanilla. Gradually beat in buttermilk; beat in pumpkin in 4 additions. Using rubber spatula, fold in dry ingredients in 4 additions, blending gently after each addition. Cover with plastic; chill 3 hours.

2. Sprinkle 2 rimmed baking sheets lightly with flour. Press out 1/3 of dough on floured surface to 1/2- to 2/3-inch thickness. Using 2 1/2-inch-diameter round cutter, cut out dough rounds. Arrange on sheets. Repeat with remaining dough in 2 more batches. Gather dough scraps. Press out dough and cut out more dough rounds until all dough is used.

3. Using 1-inch-diameter round cutter, cut out center of each dough round to make doughnuts and doughnut holes.

4. Line 2 baking sheets with several layers of paper towels. Pour oil into large deep skillet to depth of 1 1/2 inches. Attach deep-fry thermometer and heat oil to 365°F to 370°F. Fry doughnut holes in 2 batches until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes.

5. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Fry doughnuts, 3 or 4 at a time, until golden brown, adjusting heat to maintain temperature, about 1 minute per side. Using slotted spoon, transfer doughnuts to paper towels to drain. Cool completely.

6. For the sugar glaze, whisk powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons whipping cream to blend. Whisk in additional cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, to form medium thick glaze. Can be made up to 3 hours ahead. Add doughnut holes to bowl of spiced sugar and toss to coat. Spread doughnuts on 1 side with Powdered Sugar Glaze. Arrange doughnuts, glazed side up, on racks. Let stand until glaze sets, at least 30 minutes.





15 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

wow these doughnuts look great. I bet the smell of these is enough to make me crave them . I love pumpkin spices. Great job.

VeggieGirl said...

SCRRRRRRUMPTIOUS pumpkin treat!

Danielle said...

I am copying this recipe and trying it! I bet they are great with a nice hot cup of coffee.

Tarah at Genesis of a Cook said...

Thank you Snooky Doodle and VeggieGirl :]

And I hope you enjoy this Danielle

Melissa said...

That looks delicious! That is such a neat idea, I never would have thought of pumpkin donuts. I'll have to try them, I'm always looking for new breakfast ideas.

Pam said...

Oh my. This is my kind of breakfast. I haven't made them since I was a kid - I just can't bring myself to deep fry (even though I love fried foods). Delicious!

tofufreak said...

oh how i love pumpkin doughnuts :D
these look great! lovely pic :)

MrsDocChuck said...

We used to enjoy Dunkin Donuts pumpkin donuts very much.

Sadly, we need to keep to a strict heath regimen that no longer includes donuts.

We do eat deep fried mac and cheese for a special treat though.

These do look delicious!

Kevin said...

Pumpkin doughnuts sound really good!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

OK, the truth is I'm not a big doughnut fan. (I know, Egads!) Pumpkin doughnuts, however, could definitely change that. :)

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