Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dark Chocolate Baked Doughnuts with Dark Chocolate Ganache Glaze

This is extremely thick dough
2 1/2  cups flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
3 ounces of dark chocolate
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup dark beer

Preheat oven @375 degrees

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Combine egg, egg yolk, vanilla and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add in milk and beat to combine. Add in beer and beat to combine. In a glass bowl melt butter and chocolate in the microwave about one minute stirring until melted. Use a sturdy spoon or spatula to fold in chocolate mixture and blend evenly.
Donut pans can be found in any kitchen speciality shop

They smell great while baking!
Prepare donut pans by lightly spraying with cooking oil.
Transfer donut batter into a  gallon size zip lock bag and snip the end. Pipe once around each well with enough to fill the well 1/4 of the way up, then if bumpy smooth the bumps with your finger dipped in water to make a smooth batter. Bake till tooth pick comes out clean check after 7 minutes.
Chocolate Glaze

1/4 cup butter
3 ounces chocolate
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons of warm water


Combine butter and chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Heat to melt and add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, alternating with a tablespoon of water.
 Dip the top of the donuts in this wonderful ganache style frosting and place on parchment paper or wax paper to dry. Use sprinkles, chocolate curls, toasted coconut,  mini chocolate chips for garnish. Enjoy!

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