Friday, October 19, 2007

Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Brown Butter Glaze

I know Brittany has an awesome doughnut recipes, but since its fall and you can never have enough doughnuts I thought I'd post another one I just found & tried! I don't have a Presto Electric Fryer so I just used oil in a pan heated to around 375 degrees and it worked just fine!

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup canned solid pack pumpkin
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
Vegetable oil for frying
Sift 1 cup flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices into mixing bowl. In separate bowl, stir together pumpkin, butter, and eggs. Add to dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add remaining 2 1/2 cups flour and mix on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.

Turn out onto floured surface and let sit 15 minutes. Roll out to 1/2-inch thickness with floured rolling pin, or pat out with floured hands. Cut out doughnuts and holes with floured cutter. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Brush off excess flour. Let sit 15 minutes.

Meanwhile preheat oil in Presto® electric deep fryer (or pan in oil). Fry 1 to 2 doughnuts at a time until golden, about 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels. Dip warm doughnuts in glaze. Transfer to rack or tray until set.

Spiced Brown Butter Glaze

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 or 2 tablespoons milk
1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted, and chopped
Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat. When melted, continue to heat butter over moderate heat until it begins to brown. Watch carefully. Remove from heat as soon as butter reaches a golden brown color. It will move quickly from golden to black (burnt) if not watched. Let cool.

In small bowl, sift together sugar and spices. Gradually mix in cooled butter, vanilla, and enough milk for desired consistency. Sprinkle chopped walnuts over glazed doughnuts

1 comment:

Wurtz Gang said...

This sounds so yummy! I am definately going to try this!