I have made apple cider donuts many times over the years using a recipe found on Food Critic Kara Newman's website(www.karanewman.net). I have always wanted to replace the cider with some other fruit juice.
Wine is a fruit juice- right?
I thought why not replace the cider with red wine and see how the donuts turn out. I will give you step by step instructions so you can try them for yourself:
1 cup red wine(your choice)
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter(warm)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
vegetable oil for frying
Reduce the cup of wine in a saucepan over low to medium heat for approximately 20 minutes. Should reduce down to about 1/4 cup. (take a couple of sips for yourself)
Beat sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time and continue beating until smooth. Gradually add buttermilk and reduced wine. Add flour and stir to form dough.
Prepare glaze by slowly adding 1 cup of powdered sugar to 2 tablespoons of red wine. Whisk until smooth. Dip donuts into glaze. Add more wine and powdered sugar as needed.
Enjoy! These donuts look a little green inside. I think it is from the combination of the red wine and eggs. Great taste! Try your own favorite wine!