Friday, September 20, 2013

Pumpkin Doughnuts with Buttermilk Spiced Glaze

Well, I seem to be struggling with breaking my addiction to Pinterest and blogging more for you guys! Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of fall?????? So much for my "Count Down". 

Well, I have decided it is close enough to those chilly days to start posting those yummy Pumpkin and Ginger recipes. We will start with Doughnuts. (Laugh all you want but I'm skipping to dessert)
I found this recipe through pinterest.....My addiction redeemed itself. 
 But if you would like to find the original maker of these lovely munchies 
 (I STRONGLY suggest you do this...She has a few more AMAZING recipes),
here is the link to her lovely web sight.  

Pumpkin Doughnuts with Buttermilk Spiced Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Yield: about 9, 3-inch doughnuts plus doughnut holes
    For the Doughnuts
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree, canned or homemade
  • Oil for frying, such as canola, vegetable, or peanut
  • For the Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • pinch of cloves
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk

    For the Doughnuts
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk to combine the buttermilk and pumpkin puree. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and both sugars together until well blended, about 1 minute. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add in the flour mixture, in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk mixture. Start and end with the flour mixture.
  5. When the dough comes together (dough will be slightly wet), cover and refrigerate for about 3 hours.
  6. On a well floured work surface, pat out the dough to 1/2 inch thick round. Using a 3-inch circle cutter (or smaller), cut circles out of the dough. If you don't have a doughnut cutter, use something smaller to cut out the centre, I used a 1M piping tip for this. Re-roll any dough scraps. Place dough on a cookie sheet, or something large, covered with wax or parchment paper.
  7. Add oil to a large heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven, to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Alternatively you can use a deep fryer if you have one. Heat the oil to 365 to 370 degrees F. Add the dough rings, about 3 to 4 at a time, so that they are not touching. Fry the doughnuts, turning once, until they are golden brown and cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes. The doughnut holes will be cooked in a much shorter period of time, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the cooked doughnuts to a paper towel lined tray or rack. Bring the oil back up to temperature, and repeat for the remaining doughnuts.
  8. For the Glaze
  9. In a bowl, large enough to dip the doughnuts, whisk together the powdered sugar, spices, and buttermilk.
  10. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze, and put them on a rack lined with parchment to catch any drips. Let the glaze set before serving.
This recipe is easily doubled. I would however suggest to use an egg yolk rather than additional whole egg if you do. So, 1 whole egg plus 1 egg yolk.


Isabella said...

My Mom walked by while I was looking at the pictures, she let out a gasp and told me to copy and past the recipe so that we can make it! Thanks for this delicious recipe!

p.s yeah I was also planning on writing a count down to fall post, but I never got around to it either :)

Anna said...

AHHHH! You're killing me! It looks too good!! :D JK haha

SimplyBlessed said...

Krispy Kreme & Dunkin' Donuts have their seasonal pumpkin donuts available!!!!