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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Daily Donut Day 76- Make Your Own Red Wine Donuts

                         RED WINE DONUTS?!
I have made apple cider donuts many times over the years using a recipe found on Food Critic Kara Newman's website( 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
  2 eggs
  1/2 cup buttermilk
  vegetable oil for frying
Shelby is my helper today and I couldn't ask for better! Thanks Shel! You are a great Chef!

  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.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and flour generously. Spread dough on sheets to approximately 1/2" thick. If dough is sticky, add flour until the dough can be worked by hand. Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
Remove dough from freezer and cut out donut shapes. Re-roll extra dough and cut donuts again. Return to sheet and prepare for frying.
Fry donuts in enough oil to cover donuts at 375 degrees 60 seconds on each side.

Place fried donuts on drying racks lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

  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!

                                                       EAT HAPPY!

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