They say "You deserve a donut". So we made them and ate them. Vanilla bean, baked doughnuts in under an hour.
The red and white in our flag is purity and hardiness. Remembering those who've made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms in the greatest nation on earth on Memorial Day.
I saved the box from a donut shop up North in Burlington, someone help me out with the name of the shop - gosh darn it I hate when I cannot remember....anyways, cutest prop box ever.
Vanilla bean baked donuts
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
Melted butter to grease the tins
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or maple flavor
2-3 teaspoons of heavy cream or whole milk
Food coloring and sprinkles are optional
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. With a pastry brush butter three doughnut tins and set aside. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, blend together melted butter, vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla bean paste until smooth, about 1 minute. Blend in eggs one at a time then mix in vanilla bean paste.
Add the liquid to the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Spoon the batter into buttered doughnut wells, filling them about 1/4-inch from the rim.
Bake in preheated oven 7 - 8 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into doughnut comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and slightly cool. Dip in glaze and return to wire rack, immediately top with sprinkles if using and allow glaze to set at room temperature.
For the glaze:
In a flat bottomed bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla or maple flavoring and then stir in 2-3 teaspoons of cream, adding additional cream 1 tsp at a time to reach desired consistency and whisk until smooth.
Tint with food coloring if desired. Warm in microwave in 6 - 10 second intervals on HIGH power to warm as it begins to set while dipping doughnuts, as needed, whisking after heating.