I started on a new team at work back at the end of January. I'd decided at that time that what I really needed to fit in/make people like me was some baked goods (naturally).
I found these Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze on Heather Christo's blog, and having tried blood oranges for the first time shortly before that and discovering I loved them, I decided this was going to be the magical donut to cement my place on the team.
It was, naturally.
One of the things I ran into with this donut was that, if you look at the original recipe (which I followed precisely, except for using light corn syrup instead of regular -- that could potentially have been my problem, and I'm just remembering that now, 6 months later!), the glaze is nice and thick. Mine, as you can see, was more runny, and it never truly fully hardened. I'm not sure why this is, but either way, the donuts are delicious.
Go ahead and make these for your fellow cubicle-dwellers -- they'll be a big hit!
Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze
Makes 12 donuts
(It's the tiniest bit ironic that I failed to take a picture of the ingredients for the star of this recipe -- the glaze!)
For the donuts
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
For the glaze
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup blood orange juice
2 Tbsp. heavy cream
To make the donuts:
Preheat your oven to 325°F. Spray your donut pan thoroughly with cooking spray.
In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk. Combine this mixture with your dry ingredients.
Add the melted butter and mix until a batter forms. Put the batter in your donut pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Put the donuts on a rack and let them cool.
To make the glaze:
Mix together all glaze ingredients.
Once your donuts are cool, dip them in the glaze. I dipped them 4 times, and the glaze was still weird, so your mileage may vary.
Eat immediately or being them into work to become everyone's new best friend.
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