Yesterday, I made doughnuts. Which is kind of funny…because I don’t really crave doughnuts. It’s probably one sweet that I could just leave alone.
This is a teensy lie…I do love and crave Cider Mill’s Maple Walnut doughnuts, but in my defense they only make them in October. They are fresh, crispy, and remind me of fall. Otherwise…I live a fairly doughnut free life.
But when I saw these doughnuts from Sprinklebakes, I knew I had to make them. I love chocolate. I love peanut butter. And bourbon is in the filling? Honey bourbon, actually!
So yesterday, I locked myself in my air-conditioned house and began the tedious (this is no joke) task of making doughnuts. Entirely. From. Scratch.
It wasn’t difficult, just time consuming. A labor of love! It took me almost an entire day (plus some) to:
Make the dough, let it rise, punch it down, let it rise again, cut out doughnuts, rise again, fry doughnuts…
Meanwhile…make peanut butter bourbon filling, cool filling.
Make peanut butter chocolate chip streusel topping.
Make chocolate glaze.
Fill doughnuts, glaze doughnuts, top doughnuts.
And yes, EAT doughnuts!
*I managed to mix in some cleaning and exercising between the risings and cooling of things-so it wasn’t entirely a bust.
It was worth it, don’t you think? I’ll let you decide.
I mean…look at that delicious chocolately glaze…
And it makes enough to share (20 to be exact)-or not!
It has a crunchy, sweet topping…
And even a non-doughnut lover might enjoy a few bites…or two.
You can find Heather’s recipe here.
Notes on making the doughnuts:
~I got about 20 good-sized doughnuts (not 25-30). I might have made them too big.
~I could have used more filling. Maybe I stuffed them too full? Impossible.
~I baked the streusel for about 20 minutes.
~I did not use all of the flour.
~I used 1/2 cup of Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon (You can taste it without it being overpowering OR you don’t need to use it at all).
Gearing up for another 5K-running 4 miles