Black Doris + Cardamom Doughnuts

 Prep Time : 45 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Frying

Hello my lovelies! I can’t go past a good doughnut. This recipe is a two-fer – you get a jam and a dough all in one. When we have bread class my demonstration batch of doughnuts never get fried at this time of year. It’s so warm that they are over-proved by the time all the students are done with theirs. It’s a race against time. And now I have doughnuts on the brain. We are rapidly burning through stone fruit season and we need to get some good plum recipes in before it’s too late. This recipe has a few steps but each of them isn’t a big investment of time. If you have a fryer then it will be even easier. If you don’t use your cast iron casserole or other large heavy bottomed saucepan on the stovetop to fry. Keep an eye on the temperature with a candy thermometer.  If you don’t want to do the jam step use a good quality store bought plum jam that doesn’t have too many chunks. It is worth getting yourself a Bismarck piping tip – it’s a long thin one specially for filling things like doughnuts. Especially if you see more doughnuts in your future…

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Matcha Doughnuts + Coconut Glaze

 Prep Time : 20 + 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 3 Minutes | Total Time : 3 hours | Difficulty : Moderate

Hello my lovelies! We are sharing a milestone. My first doughnut recipe. I’ve mentioned before my irrational fear of frying. But I got over it recently making beignets. And now I’m on the wagon. Of course I have to mix it up. I have been looking for a way to make a matcha bread dough for a while and this is the perfect vehicle. Fresh green tea flavour balanced with soft butteriness and golden crispy edges. And a lick of sweet coconut glaze. Topped with toasted coconut for texture. I’m on a bit of a coconut kick just now. I made a coconut birthday cake with passionfruit buttercream on the weekend. And a coconut cookie recipe should be forthcoming later in the week. Coconut on the brain. Anyway. Make some doughnuts with me. It’s easier than you think. Just go slow and be organised. Make sure your oil is fresh. After the first time you’ll be hooked!

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