Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Daring Bakers : Baked Doughnuts with Dark Chocolate Nut Glaze


My previous attempt of Baked doughnuts with fresh Peach Glaze was so successful that I did not want to look at doughnuts as unhealthy any more,cause there is an healthier way to make it.The Daring Bakers announcement of doughnuts this month was a relief,as it would be easier challenge,also since I'm not posting as many recipes and experimenting with newer recipes recently,all due to lack of time.



The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge 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.

I followed the same recipe of baked doughnuts as in the peach glaze doughnut but with a more chocolaty make over.Its just dark chocolate in the glaze,no butter or other fat used.Make sure the chocolate is melted and warmed if needed,for a perfect coating all around the naked doughnut.The nuts can be varied ,I used the most affordable roasted peanuts.

Recipe: Baked Donuts with Peach Honey Glaze.
Makes a dozen large donuts
Ingredients
2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/4 cups reduced fat milk(can also use almond or soy milk),divided
1 packet(2 teaspoon) active dry yeast
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon organic butter or virgin pressed coconut oil,melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 organic eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
For the Dark Chocolate Nut glaze
1 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate chips(good quality with 60% cocoa)
3/4 cup chopped nuts(peanuts,almonds or any other nut of choice)

Method
Warm about a cup of milk in the microwave for 20-25 seconds(warm to touch ,about 100F).Stir in the yeast and sugar,let get frosty,takes 10 minutes.
Beat the eggs in a bowl,whisk in rest of the milk ,butter and olive oil.In a large mixing bowl,combine flour,eggs and yeast mixture,until dough comes together smooth and supple,add more flour if needed.Cover the bowl and set in warm corner,let rise until double in size,about 1-2 hours.

Punch the air out of the dough,transfer on a lightly floured work surface.Divide in to about 4 portions.Roll out each portion about 1/2 inch thick,cut out circles using a 3 inch cookie cutter.To make the hole in the center use a smaller cutter.Make the center hole is big enough or might shut close when proofing.Finish cutting out the doughnuts from the rest of the dough.Lay them on a baking sheet,cover with kitchen towel and let rise(proof) for another 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375F.Bake the doughnuts until bottoms are lightly brown,about 10-12 minutes.Cool on rack before glazing.

Prepare the glaze,by melting chocolate chips in microwave,about a minutes,stir every 10-15 seconds until glossy and completely melted.

Dip both sides of the baked doughnuts in the warm glaze.Sprinkle the chopped nuts either completely or just half for a prettier look.Let sit for an hour till the glaze is set.Could be refrigerated in air tight container for a day or two,but tastes best the same day.

35 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Tempting shining donuts makes me drool here

Umm Mymoonah said...

Gorgeous looking chocolate and nut doughnuts. I too want to try your healthy version of baked doughnuts.

veena krishnakumar said...

oooh they look so tempting!!!!!

Happy Cook said...

Beautiful and Delicious.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those look terrific and so addictive! I love your baked version.

Cheers,

Rosa

Nitha said...

yummy..........they look gorgeous..

Satya said...

awesome ....

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Priya said...

Wow absolutely delicious doughnuts, loved ur baked version, simply awesome Yas..

Prerna@IndianSimmer said...

I'm amazed to see some really great recipes from all you daring bakers this time! I'm sure my husband's gonna love this chocolaty delight :-)

Fuat Gencal said...

Hayırlı günler, çok güzel, çok leziz ve iştah açıcı görünüyor. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.

Saygılarımla.

jayasree said...

Absolutely gorgeous doughnuts....

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

baked doughnuts!! sounds interesting...

Sayantani said...

very healthy take on traditional donut. looks heavenly.

Joanne said...

I love that so many of the daring bakers made baked instead of fried donuts for this challenge! I'm so excited about this dark chocolate glaze!

crumbsoflove said...

I love that you made a healthy version - they look fantastic!

Audax said...

That 1st photograph is so gorgeous and so tasty. I really like your recipe also well done on this challenge. Lovely work. Cheers from Audax in Sydney Australia.

~Lisa~ said...

Now this is a doughnut! I love that its baked and dipped in dark chocolate!

Tamanna said...

they look so goood!! i adore the cute size and the sprinkled nuts. did you use a donut shaped baking pan or baked it right on one big flat pan?

Jeannie said...

That looks delicious! Very nicely decorated:)

Phoebe said...

OMG! This looks something like the chocolate donut from a famous donut shop here in our city - but yours is only chocolatier. :p Chocolate heaven! LOL

Hey, I also have this eggplant recipe. I dunno if you have tried it yet, but just try and check it out. :D

Eggplant Omelet

E.K.R said...

Your doughnuts look amazing! I love how shiny your chocolate glaze is. Great job on the challenge. :)

SS blogs here said...

That's incredible! I would have never guessed they were baked. Thanks for the recipe, Yasmeen!

chef_d said...

I love your healthier version of donuts! Will definitely try your recipe, thanks for sharing! Great job!

Renata said...

perfectly accomplished!! I love the chocolate and nuts! yummmm

Bergamot said...

lovely donuts ... look just yummy

Paula said...

looks absolutely delicious with this ganache and nuts!

daphne said...

look so heaven. .doughnuts with choco, salivating over it!very creative, you make me hungry gaaahh=)

Stephen said...

I agree with daphne, a mouth watering food.. So tempting!

Nadia said...

next time its healthy donut :) for sure, they look great

JASMINA said...

Hi Yasmeen <3...
hm these doughnuts look like so super delicious and I find them how can I say...chic...I could imagine them on a nice tea party =).
Love!

Mimi said...

As much as I like donuts, I don't like fried foods. These will be just the ticket to deliver donuts with out the fat.
Mimi

Mona said...

Healthy chocolate glazed donuts, thats an irresistible combination.

Jennifer said...

These look awesome!

Rachana said...

These donuts look sinfully inviting :-)

Apu said...

I made baked doughnuts too!! With coffee glaze too.

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