Sunday, February 9, 2014

Maple-Sriracha Doughnuts

Maple-Sriracha Doughnuts
Baking is included in The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook.
I made this on my own this time because Carlos had other plans. I was okay, the kitchen is so small that it's a bit tricky to navigate with another person working in there. Two humans, plus my pit bull gets to be too much.
When Abigail lived here with her Standard Poodle and her Chinese Crested, along with my own dog: it was just too much. Luckily there's a door with many little windows between the kitchen and dining room, so we would often close that to keep them out. It was cute to have all three of them waiting and watching.
Anyway. The point I was making is that sometimes it's nice to not have to negotiate for space in the kitchen.

These were very simple to make. The biggest problem I had was that I didn't own a doughnut tray. My plan was to make these a few weeks ago, but I could not find doughnut pans in Regina. I ordered two on Amazon. It was great because they came less than a week later.

Very simple doughnut recipe. The glaze is the piece that has maple syrup and sriracha. It only calls for two tablespoons, but it seemed pretty spicy for my mouth when I tried the glaze on it's own.

These were great tasting doughnuts! The recipe calls for a bit of ground cinnamon and ground ginger, and it's just right. The glaze wasn't as spicy on the doughnut. Eating the glaze in combination with the dough was pleasant. Carlos decided we should make more for him to take to work to show his co-workers his girlfriend's baking skills. He's pretty excited to eat them while at work when everyone else is eating Tim Horton's doughnuts.

I decided to make more doughnuts to share at work. I used this doughnut recipe but made the chocolate icing recipe from Babycakes Covers The Classics. I kept the doughnuts uncovered overnight to let the chocolate icing dry a bit, and harden. I took the doughnuts to work, a bit concerned that I had screwed them up by leaving them out.
I worried for nothing. Everyone absolutely loved them! A co-worker even hugged me, then he said he would gladly buy all of the ingredients for me, if I made more for him (this guy loathes vegetables and loves eating animals). Another co-worker said that she thought they would be tough because they felt quite firm, but when she bit into it, it was so soft and fresh. She was surprised. I'm quite pleased. Another even said that if she could buy vegan baking, she would go vegan...making me reconsider my future...

Ah the power of food.