Monday, June 27, 2011

Donut Love

This weekend I celebrated my 30th birthday and had an awesome birthday weekend! My birthday isn't until Tuesday but it was nice to get to celebrate for a whole weekend :) I started off by making mini donuts for breakfast and then had an amazing weekend full of surprises and fun- all planned by my dear husband- he really is the best! We went on a plane ride, had dinner and drinks with friends, enjoyed a 1hr massage, visited the Huntington Library, watched a movie, and ate some really yummy cake.

my best friend Sharon gave me this donut machine as a gift (we've been friends since grade school!) Buy here.

You can buy the donut mix but I made my batter from scratch.

I took lots of pictures on my film camera so I have to wait until they are developed to post! Did you do something really fun over the weekend?

Donut Batter Recipe:
-5 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
1) Mix butter and sugar, and mix in egg.
2) Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg together.
3 Add dry ingredients alternately with milk
4) Pour batter into the donut maker and bake for 3-5 minutes
5) Once done, dip tops into melted butter, then sugar and cinnamon mixture

Chocolate Ganache Recipe:
- 1/2 bag chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1) heat whipping cream in a saucepan until a light boil, stirring constantly
2) Once heated, remove pan from heat and stir in the chocolate chips until all melted
3) Refrigerates well for more uses later!


Kim said...


Mandi said...

My brother and I were just talking about how we needed to make homemade donuts again, like our dad used to do when we were kids. These look delicious!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Happy Big 30 BDay!
How does it feel to be entering your 4th decade of life?

Tammy (Marshmallow Dreams) said...

Haha Liz, it doesn't feel too different..yet!