Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe with Chocolate Glaze

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I don’t make doughnuts very often because I always think of them as being a lot of work. When I saw this Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe I thought it looked really good. I happen to have some fresh apple cider on hand so I decided to give them a try.

This is a simple recipe that doesn’t even require the use o of a rolling pin – you push the dough flat using your hands, and then cut the doughnuts. This recipe does take a little time because the dough has to refrigerate 1 hour before you can cut the dough and form the doughnuts. I used a deep fryer to fry the doughnuts, but I am sure a Dutch oven with cooking oil would also work out fine.

For the glaze, I used chocolate, which pared very well with this recipe, but you could eliminate the glaze completely if you wanted, or use your favorite glaze recipe.

These Apple Cider Doughnuts are delicious – give them a try this fall with some fresh apple cider; you won’t be disappointed this is almost a fool proof recipe. Enjoy

Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe with Chocolate Glaze
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • Doughnuts Ingredients
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ⅔ cups dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Ingredients for Chocolate Glaze
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate (shaved – I used chocolate chips)
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup.
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan over high heat bring the cider to a rolling boing. Boil until reduced to about 1 cup. Let cool.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and all the spices.
  3. In another bowl whisk the eggs, and then mix in the cider, brown sugar, vanilla, and butter. Using a large spoon combine the egg mixture into the dry ingredients until moistened.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is firm enough to handle.
  5. Divide the dough in have to make it easy to handle. Place the dough on a floured surface and flatten using your hands down to about ½ inch thickness. Form the doughnuts using a 3 inch doughnut cutter.
  6. Deep fry doughnuts a few at a time at 365F on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. (Check the 1st batch when you take them out to see if they are done. If not adjust the time as needed.)
  7. Drain on paper towels and let cool.
  8. While doughnuts are cooling prepare the glaze.
  9. In a small sauce pan mix together the cream and corn syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil, remove from heat, and mix in the chocolate, stirring until chocolate is melted, and then stir in 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
  10. Dip one side of the doughnuts into the chocolate mixture

 Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine.

Simple Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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I love fall here in upper Michigan, the temperatures cool down, the leaves are starting to turn color, and the fall crops are ready to pick.

I thought this would be a great time to post this Simple Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Recipe. This is a very simple recipe to prepare and you can use either canned or fresh pumpkin. This recipe makes 12 regular size muffins or 12 jumbos; if you need more just double the recipe. These muffins turn out nice and moist and are delicious served warm and topped with melted butter.

Take advantage of the fall season and give this Simple Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Recipe a try; Enjoy.

 

 

Simple Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: makes 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and oil until batter is a smooth consistence.
  3. In another large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Using a large spoon mix the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until dry ingredients are moistened and well combined; fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Lightly coat a muffin tin with cooking spray, or oil for 12 regular size muffins, or 6 jumbos. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Cool for about 10 minutes and remove the muffins to a cooling rack – serve warm with butter.

Jumbo Blueberry Raspberry Muffins Recipe

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If you have fresh berries available give this Jumbo Blueberry Raspberry Muffins Recipe a try. Serve them warm with butter, and there’re delicious.

I used fresh blueberries, and raspberries in this recipe, but I am sure any combination of berries would work out just as well.

Take advantage of the berry season and prepare some of these Jumbo Blueberry Raspberry Muffins while you have the chance. Enjoy

Jumbo Blueberry Raspberry Muffins Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: makes 6
Ingredients
  • Muffin Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • ¾ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¾ cup fresh raspberries
  • Topping Ingredients
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated lemon peel)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In another bowl using an electric mixer, beat the eggs, and then mix in the melted butter, buttermilk, and lemon zest until well combined.
  4. Mix the egg mixture with the flour mixture until combined. (You want this to be just moistened – don’t over mix the batter will be lumpy.) Gently fold in the berries.
  5. To make the topping mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until crumbly. (Using a fork works well for this to help distribute the butter.)
  6. Lightly spray a jumbo muffin tin with cooking spray, and spoon the batter into the muffin cups. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the top of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until muffins are golden brown and a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. (These muffins are pretty big so I used a wooden skewer to check for doneness.)
  8. Let cool 10 minutes, remove to cooling rack to cool, or serve warm with butter.

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Adapted from Food Network

Simple Raspberry Cobbler Recipe

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Berry season is in full swing here in upper Michigan. We just ended the strawberry season and now the red raspberries, purple raspberries, and blueberries are all ripening at the same time; how good can it get. It would be a shame to freeze all of them, so I like to use as many of them fresh as I can, so this Simple Raspberry Cobbler Recipe went on the dessert menu for supper.

This is a very simple recipe to put together, doesn’t require a lot of prep time, and chances are you will have all the ingredients on hand. I used fresh berries in this recipe but I think frozen would also work out very well, it just might lengthen the baking time a little bit.

Simple Raspberry Cobbler Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raspberries (I used a combination of purple and red)
  • ¾ cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon (divided)
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix together ¾ sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk and stir until smooth.
  3. Place the butter in an 8 x 8 baking dish and place it in the oven until the butter is melted.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking dish and distribute the berries over the top, and then sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
  5. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until golden brown and bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream or let cool to room temperature and serve with whipped cream garnished with fresh berries.

Frozen Chocolate Desert Recipe

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This Frozen Chocolate Desert Recipe is a chocolate lovers dream. It is smooth and creamy with a rich chocolate flavor. This is another simple and good recipe that doesn’t require a lot of prep time, but does require a significant amount of time in the freezer to set. With summer time coming this is a chocolate lover’s perfect desert. It is cool like ice cream, and has the smooth texture of a rich chocolate pudding.

Give this Frozen Chocolate Desert Recipe a try; it’s delicious.

 

Frozen Chocolate Desert Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate (shaved into pieces)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • Whipped cream for topping
Instructions
  1. Place the chocolate pieces into a blender.
  2. In a small sauce pan mix the sugar and water together. Bring to a full boil, and boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour the hot water over the chocolate in the blender, and blend for 6 seconds on high speed. Add egg yolks and blend for another 5 seconds or until smooth. Add heavy cream and blend for another 10 seconds.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into 4 Ramekin dishes. Set the dishes on a tray and cover with aluminum foil. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  5. Remove from the freezer 20 to 30 minutes before serving to soften up a little bit. Top with whipped cream.

Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins Recipe

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If you need a recipe that is simple and quick for breakfast give this Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins Recipe a try. I have quite a few oatmeal muffin recipes on this blog but this is one of the best. The recipe is quick to put together and doesn’t require much time in the oven. The muffins turn out moist and hold the moisture very well if you want to keep the leftovers for a couple of days.

Serve warm with butter melting on top – Delicious

Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6 Jumbo
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Place oatmeal in a large bowl. Mix in the buttermilk and let the mixture soak for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F
  3. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix the flour mixture into the oat mixture and then add the sugar, egg and oil and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Spray 6 jumbo muffin cups with cooking spray and fill the cups about 3/ 4’s full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick in the center comes out clean.
  5. Serve warm with butter.

Buttermilk and Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts Recipe

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Buttermilk with Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

If you really like donuts but don’t want to deal with deep frying oil, or take the time for the dough to raise, give these Buttermilk and Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts a try. This is another simple recipe that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and can but put together quickly. The buttermilk cinnamon doughnuts part of the recipe is a basic recipe, as far as the topping you can use any type of glaze you want in place of the cinnamon and sugar.

I have never used a doughnut formed baking pan before this recipe; I was pretty impressed with the results. Give this Buttermilk and Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts Recipe a try they’re really good. Enjoy

 

Buttermilk and Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: Makes 12
Ingredients
  • Doughnut Dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Topping
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Sift all the dry ingredients together for the doughnuts into a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and melted butter. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture, just until combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into a doughnut formed baking pan, sprayed with cooking spray, to about ¾’s full for each doughnut. (A cake decorating tool or plastic bag with the corner cut works real good for this.) Bake the doughnuts for 17 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  5. While the doughnuts are baking prepare the topping by melting 1 stick of butter in a sauce pan on low heat. In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
  6. When the doughnuts are done let them cool for several minutes and then turn the pan over to remove the doughnuts. (Careful, they are round, and like to roll)
  7. Dip the doughnuts into the butter, and then the sugar, on one side, or both. Enjoy

Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars Recipe

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Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars

It had been awhile sense I have prepared any sweet treats and these Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars sounded really good; actually they are too good. The combination of milk chocolate, pecans and butter create a delicious treat. This is a simple and good recipe that doesn’t take long to put together and you will love the end result.


Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Makes 12-24 depending on size
Ingredients
  • Crust
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • Caramel Layer and chocolate topping
  • ⅔ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl mix all the crust ingredients together except for the pecans. Cover the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Evenly pack the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan and (Aluminum foil is optional it just makes it easier to work with the bars after they are done) arrange the pecans on top of the crust.
  3. Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars dry ingredients
  4. layering Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Bars
  5. To make the caramel melt the butter over medium heat in a 1 quart saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar, then stirring constantly bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and then pour the mixture evenly over the pecans and crust.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until entire mixture is bubbling. Turn the pan halfway through the cooking cycle to help evenly distribute the heat; do not over bake.
  7. Remove from the oven an immediately sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. As the chocolate chips start to melt using a rubber spatula gently spread the chocolate over the top leaving some of the chocolate chips whole to create a marbled effect.
  8. Cool thoroughly and then cut into bars. If you are using aluminum foil this is easy. Just lift the foil out after it has cooled, fold the foil down which allows for a flat cutting surface.

 

 

Simple Strawberry Dessert Crepes Recipe

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Our local market ran fresh strawberries on sale this past week so I decided to give this Simple Strawberry Dessert Crepes Recipe a try. They are never as good as the fresh local berries, but I’m so tired of winter I thought a little bit of fresh fruit might perk me up a little bit. This is a simple and good recipe that your family is sure to enjoy. Take a little jump on spring and make yourself some of these Strawberry Dessert Crepes; they’re really good. Enjoy  

 

Simple Strawberry Dessert Crepes Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: Makes 8
Ingredients
  • Crepes
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/ 4 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/ 8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • Strawberry Filling
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries (cleaned hulled and sliced)
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • Confectioners’ sugar
Instructions
  1. To make the crepes whisk the eggs in a medium size bowl. Using an electric mixer gradually mix in the milk, 1/ 4 cup water, flour and salt. Mix until smooth. Refrigerate covered for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place strawberries in a medium size bowl – stir in the granulated sugar and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. To cook the crepes heat an 8 inch skillet with sloping sides over medium heat lightly brushed with butter. Pour about ⅓ cup of the batter into the skillet and rotate the pan quickly to spread the batter out. Cook until golden brown, flip; and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat the process until all the batter is used up.
  4. To assemble the crepes, fill each crepe with ½ cup strawberries, top with 3 tablespoons of whip cream, fold them over and sprinkle the Confectioners’ sugar on top. Top with more whip cream and garnish with fresh berries.

14 Amazing Pie Recipes

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For me pies kind of follow the seasons. I love the taste of the fresh berries starting in the spring with the strawberries. The rhubarb plants are usually at their peak at this time pairing real well with the strawberries. For me this is followed by, cherries, red raspberries, blue berries, and then black berries at the end of the summer. If I’m lucky I will have raspberry, blue berry, and blackberry plants producing at the same time to create a delicious triple berry pie combination.  

The fall here in upper Michigan is a beautiful time of year but I just don’t care a lot for the winter that follows (especially this one). Fresh pumpkins make delicious pies, and the apples are usually plentiful creating delicious pie combinations right up until Thanksgiving Day.

Check out the pie recipes I’ve included in this post and the next time you’re in the mood for pie, give one a try.

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