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Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Wednesday, 27th October 2010, 06:48

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The October 2010 Daring Bakers' was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Ahh doughnuts. How awesome are they?. Having previously made Oliebollen and Baked Doughnuts, for this months challenge we set our sights on making proper deep fried cinnamon sugar doughnuts, and we also had some fun with filled iced doughnut balls.
The recipe we used come from Fried And True by Christopher Hirsheimer, if you are a lover of fried foods seriously seek this book out, I've had it on permanent borrow from the library for a couple of months. :) My waistline would testify to that...
These doughnuts are lovely and crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Also, as the dough needs to be shaped before frying, you can use cookie cutters to make some awesomely tasty shapes.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts

Orchard Buttermilk Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Mix 1½ cups plain flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ½ teaspoon salt.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
With an electric beater mix in 2 tablespoons chilled butter until the butter resembles fine crumbs.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
In a second bowl, beat together ¾ cup buttermilk (I made my own by mixing 2 teaspoons of white vinegar with 1 cup milk and letting it sit for 5 mins) with 2 large eggs and 1 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Stir into the flour mixture.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Gradually stir in an extra 1¾ cups plain flour to form a soft dough.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Tip out onto a lightly floured surface, gently knead until smooth.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Pat the dough out and then roll out to 3cm thick.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Using cookie cutters or glasses cut out shapes of your choice.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Pour vegetable oil into a saucepan to a depth of at least 6 cm, then heat to about 120°c.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Test the heat of the oil by dropping dough into the oil and seeing how quickly it cooks.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
The inside should cook through without the outside burning.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
We made traditional ring doughnuts, balls, letters and people! :)
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Once doughnuts are cooked, drain on a paper towel for a few minutes.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Roll in a mixture of cinnamon and castor sugar.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Eat fresh, hot and crispy.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts

Cherry Cola Doughnut Balls
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
For more exciting filled doughnut balls, we pureed bottled morello cherries with some icing sugar and piped it inside the doughnuts.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
We then made a glaze by pouring a can of cola into a saucepan and reducing over a low heat until syrupy, then combining whilst hot with 1 cup of icing sugar.
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts
Delicious!
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts

hmm, do I have to clean that up?
Daring Bakers Challenge - Cinnamon Sugar and Cherry Cola Doughnuts


Comments:
1HAHAHA love the human doughnuts! and i spy raving rabbid!
by chocolatesuze on Oct 27th @ 08:28am

2My kitchen was no different than yours! I'm amazed that you managed to take step by step photos! I couldn't get the camera! Your doughnuts are great. I made the yeast doughnut and, unfortunately, they didn't hold the star shape I tried to cut with cookie cutters. Next time I might try your recipe!
by Renata on Oct 27th @ 08:30am

3My kitchen was no different than yours! I'm amazed that you managed to take step by step photos! I couldn't get the camera! Your doughnuts are great. I made the yeast doughnut and, unfortunately, they didn't hold the star shape I tried to cut with cookie cutters. Next time I might try your recipe!
by Renata on Oct 27th @ 08:31am

4Cherry Cola Doughnut Balls?! Pure genius! Great job on the challenge!
by outoftheoven on Oct 28th @ 08:10am

5I love the idea of using fun shaped cookie cutters for your donuts
by KV on Oct 28th @ 11:44pm

6I love how you made so many different shapes! Great job on this challenge!

Yay for blue countertops--I have some too! :D
by Kocinera on Oct 29th @ 03:17am

7Thankyou all for the comments!
@chocolatesuze - haha, yeah, we went out an bought one as soon as we saw it in your blog :D
@renata - I had some help in the camera holding department, we made sure one of us always had a free clean hand, still ended up covered in flour though.

by fivesquaremeals on Nov 6th @ 08:32pm


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