There’s something to be said about the world of social media. Through it, I have met and connected with numerous people, including Lizzy here, Joy the Baker, my English friend Jo (whom this recipe was adapted from), and many others. Suddenly, I’m getting comments from people I’ve never known, being re-tweeted by people like SprinkleBakes, co-administrating a facebook foodie group, and all this stuff that I never would have believed to happen if you told me it would’ve six months ago.
Guest post requests are included in this craziness. This is my second one and I’m so happy to be here! Many thanks to Lizzy for letting me be her first, she is a gracious host with awesome hair.
I hope you’re happy too, but if not…I brought doughnuts. And step-by-step photos.
You: “Ughhh, great, so now I have to dig out my fry thermometer and stand over a big pot of hot oil for hours on end when it’s like 100 degrees out. Great! Woohoo.”
Well, guess what, these are baked! The only special equipment you need is a stand mixer and biscuit cutters, which I’m pretty sure 95% of the world has. And you 5%? Borrow a mixer. You could try to mix up this dough by hand, but dude, it’s a sticky mess; I don’t recommend it. The biscuit cutters? Aw, come on, they’re cheap-o and easy to find. And you can totally use them for things other than doughnuts. Like, ya know, biscuits. And sugar cookies!
My aforementioned friend Jo first titled these as Little Pillows from Heaven. I couldn’t agree more. The moment I saw her post, I knew that they needed to be in my life.
But the day I decided to make them, I had no orange zest, and very little jelly. It took me about three minutes to look at my pantry, grab my jar of nutella, hit up the internet, and find a whipped nutella filling that was just screaming to be stuffed into fluffy yeast doughnuts. When I made them, they literally came off the pan, were stuffed with nutella, and shoved into a container to take a gathering which I’d promised to make treats for.
I crossed my fingers that they’d hold up, and shoved them in the fridge as soon as I arrived to keep the filling from totally oozing out of the warm doughnuts. Soon after, the container was accosted by greedy hands that couldn’t get enough. I came home with only 2 of the 24 that I had brought to a gathering of about 10 people. Do the math, these are a total crowd pleaser.
And, just so you know, these are indeed quite delectable with jelly. You can even get all creative and throw lemon or orange zest into the dough! Blackberry and lemon is pretty amazing, hint hint.
I consider these doughnuts to be a blank canvas, but I’ve yet to find anything that beats nutella. Enjoy! And thanks for having me, you guys are the bombdiggity.
Mixing dough and letting is rise
Rolling out the dough, cutting out doughnut circles, letting the dough-balls rise.
Fill your doughnuts with Nutella using a small piping tip.