Apple Cider Doughnuts


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I love weekends! Friday for me is one of the best days of the week. Why? Because next day is Saturday. For me weekend means a somewhat less, running around like crazy, time. Of course, I still get up around 8:00 to 8:30, because of my son, who is the rooster of the house, but I have the luxury to stay with my pajamas and enjoy my cup of milk without the weekdays’ frantic rhythms.

And then, as I am sitting comfortably on my couch, trying to contemplate a little bit and think something other than work, cooking, studying and all these beautiful things that fill my weekdays, then a voice comes from the other side of the room saying in Greek what I am about to tell you right now: “I am hungry, I need something sweet.” There! My sweet, precious, little moment is gone my friends! Gone with the wind!

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Gone because the picky little one cannot really understand those precious little moments, not yet. But you see, life is like a circle and as we say here “where you are right now, I was; where I am right now, you will be.” Oh, people’s sayings are so wise! So, I know that when the time comes, he will search desperately for these precious, little moments himself.

Anyway, I knew that phrase was my call, so I left the comfort of my couch and my pajamas; I put my kitchen clothes and started making something sweet for my little one!

I saw this recipe in King Arthur’s site and I immediately thought of my doughnut  maker. I knew it would be perfect for making tiny doughnuts and I was right!

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Autumn is all about apples and I thought that this recipe would be perfect for a “fallish” Sunday morning!

The doughnuts were so delectable there was nothing left by the end of our lunch! I made about 30 to 35 pieces! If you don’t have a doughnut appliance you can use a regular doughnut pan.

 

Apple Cider Doughnuts

For the Doughnuts

2 tbsp soft butter

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

2 tbsp boiled cider or as I did apple puree

1 large egg

1 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

1 1/4cup All-Purpose Flour

1/2 cup milk

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For the Glaze

3 tbsp boiled cider or as I did again apple puree

1 cup sugar

2 tbsp honey

1/4 cup water

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Instructions

Whisk the butter, oil, sugar, salt, and spices.

Pour the apple puree and then the egg.

Whisk together the baking powder, baking soda, and flour.

Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with flour.

Fill a plastic bag with the batter and cut with a scissors the one corner, transforming the bag to a piping bag.

Pour the batter to the doughnuts’ machine and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions or

Pour the batter into a buttered doughnut pan.

Bake the doughnuts until a knife inserted comes out clean.

Remove them from the oven, let them stay for 5 minutes and then take them out of the pan.

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For the Glaze

Place all the glaze ingredients into a saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, until the sugar is dissolved.

Bring the mixture to a boil, cover the pan, and boil for 3 minutes

Remove the cover and boil for a few more minutes, until the syrup reaches 115°/240°F.

Throw the doughnuts in the warm syrup; reheat the syrup if it’s thickened too much.

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5.0 from 9 reviews

Apple Cider Doughnuts
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Sweet

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Doughnuts
  • 2 tbsp soft butter
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp boiled cider or as I did apple puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • 1¼cup All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup milk
For the Glaze
  • 3 tbsp boiled cider or as I did again apple puree
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Whisk the butter, oil, sugar, salt, and spices.
  2. Pour the apple puree and then the egg.
  3. Whisk together the baking powder, baking soda, and flour.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with flour.
  5. Fill a plastic bag with the batter and cut with a scissors the one corner, transforming the bag to a piping bag.
  6. Pour the batter to the doughnuts’ machine and bake according to manufacturer’s instructions or
  7. Pour the batter into a buttered doughnut pan.
  8. Bake the doughnuts until a knife comes out clean.
  9. Remove them from the oven, let them stay for 5 minutes and then take them out of the pan.
For the glaze
  1. Place all the glaze ingredients into a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover the pan, and boil for 3 minutes
  4. Remove the cover and boil for a few more minutes, until the syrup reaches 115°/240°F.
  5. Throw the doughnuts in the warm syrup; reheat the syrup if it’s thickened too much.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe from King Arthur’s site

5.0 from 9 reviews

Ντόνατς Μήλου
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Γλυκό
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Αμερικάνικη

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για τα Ντόνατς
  • 2 κ.σ. μαλακό βούτυρο
  • 2 κ.σ. φυτικό λάδι
  • ¼ φλ. ζάχαρη
  • ½ κ.γ. αλάτι
  • 1 κ.γ. κανέλα
  • ⅛ κ.γ. μοσχοκάρυδο
  • 2 κ.σ. βραστό μηλίτη ή πουρέ Μήλου
  • 1 μεγάλο αυγό
  • 1 κ.γ. μπέικιν πάουντερ
  • ⅛ κ.γ. μαγειρική σόδα
  • 1¼ φλ. αλεύρι για όλες τις χρήσεις
  • ½ φλ. γάλα
Για το Γλάσο
  • 3 κουταλιές της σούπας μηλίτη ή πουρέ Μήλου
  • 1 φλ. ζάχαρη
  • 2 κ.σ. μέλι
  • ¼ φλ. νερό

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Χτυπήστε το βούτυρο, το λάδι, τη ζάχαρη, το αλάτι και τα μπαχαρικά.
  2. Ρίξτε τον πουρέ μήλου και στη συνέχεια το αυγό.
  3. Κοσκινίστε το μπέικιν πάουντερ, τη σόδα, και το αλεύρι.
  4. Ρίξτε το μίγμα αλευριού στα υγρά εναλλάξ με το γάλα, αρχίζοντας και τελειώνοντας με το αλεύρι.
  5. Γεμίστε μια πλαστική σακούλα με το μίγμα και κόψτε με ένα ψαλίδι τη μία γωνία, μετατρέποντας τη σακούλα σε ένα κορνέ.
  6. Ρίξτε το μίγμα για τα ντόνατς στη μηχανή για τα ντόνατς και ψήστε σύμφωνα με τις οδηγίες του κατασκευαστή
  7. Εναλλακτικά ρίξτε το μίγμα σε ένα βουτυρωμένο ταψάκι για ντόνατς.
  8. Ψήστε τα ντόνατς μέχρι το μαχαίρι να βγαίνει καθαρό.
  9. Βγάλτε από το φούρνο, αφήστε τα να κρυώσουν για 5 λεπτά και στη συνέχεια βγάλτε τα από το ταψί.
Για το Γλάσο
  1. Τοποθετήστε όλα τα συστατικά σε μια κατσαρόλα.
  2. Βράστε σε μέτρια φωτιά, μέχρι να διαλυθεί η ζάχαρη.
  3. Φέρτε το μίγμα σε σημείο βρασμού, κλείστε την κατσαρόλα και βράστε για 3 λεπτά.
  4. Αφαιρέστε το καπάκι και βράστε για λίγα λεπτά ακόμα, μέχρι το σιρόπι να φτάσει στους 115° C.
  5. Ρίξτε τα ντόνατς στο ζεστό σιρόπι.
  6. Ξαναζεστάνετε το σιρόπι αν αρχίσει να πήζει.

Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Συνταγή προσαρμογή από το King Arthur’s Flour

 

63 Responses to Apple Cider Doughnuts

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  1. rebecca says:

    wow this looks divine what a great cook/ baker you are

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  3. G’day! These look delicious! I could go for one of these with my coffee!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  5. Amazingly perfect Katerina, they must taste heavenly!

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  7. Sutapa says:

    woooooooow…….I can’t take my eyes off …..sugar glaze make it irresistible!

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  9. Shannon says:

    cider donuts are such a classic, i look forward to them every fall!

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  11. Asmita says:

    Wow,
    These doughnuts look incredible! Would love to enjoy these with my morning coffe!

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  13. Ambreen says:

    This recipe is to die for. They look fantastic, mouth watering here ;)

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  15. Xara says:

    Hi Katerina, your doughnuts look amazing!!!They’re my favourite flavour,too.. I go bonkers over apple-cinnamon..Thanks for sharing, have a good week! :)

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  17. Tempting delectable treats…I am totally in love with the fall flavors..

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  19. Candace says:

    Apple Cider doughnuts are the best! These look delicious! Did you have some of these when you spent time in New Hampshire? They are really popular this time of year.

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  21. Anne Kimball says:

    Hi Katerina, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Farmgirl Friday.

    These look so delicious — the perfect fall snack! And how brilliant to use cider in the glaze? Thanks for sharing!

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  23. Oh, man! These look so good! Maybe I’ll be brave enough to try this recipe. Deep frying scares me! But for donuts that look that good, I’m going to have to try! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Wow! These look amazing ! Must find a donut pan ad gadget. I found you through Katie’s French Language Cafe. I hope you’ll come share at my Blog Fest: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-5.html

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  27. knock says:

    Very nice article, totally what I was looking for.

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  29. Kim Bee says:

    Seriously these doughnuts are incredible. I think every day should be doughnut day.

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  31. These look so, so good! Perfect for an autumn weekend morning with a cup of coffee. I need to get myself one of those doughnut pans to I can make these! Yum!

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  33. grace says:

    apple cider donuts are one of my favorite fall treats! i’ve never actually made them myself, but i can only hope they would turn out as lovely as these!

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  35. cquek says:

    Such perfect and delicious looking, oh boy I am hungry

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  37. Susan says:

    They sound delightful, Katerina! I’m glad you captured the moment and I love that saying.

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  39. Kathy says:

    Such perfect and delicious looking doughnuts, Katerina! A lovely fall treat! Doughnuts, fall and apple cider go together so well!!

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  41. I am trying this recipe tomorrow. I need to put my deep fryer to good use and this looks amazing!

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  43. Reeni says:

    You’re so sweet to get up from your relaxing morning to make these delectable little treats! Lovely.

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  45. Faith says:

    Oooh, I love apple doughnuts! An apple doughnut along with a cup of mulled apple cider is one of my favorite fall pleasures. These are lovely, Katerina!

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  47. MayMoh says:

    Oh my gosh….your donuts look too tempting. My girls will be jumping for joy if I make these :D I also have an electric donut maker. It makes very small donuts. Quick and fun to make. It’s a long time I have not made them. Not even sure where I have kept my donut maker. Need another hunting and searching game…haha

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  49. Delicious, I’ve been looking for a good doughnut recipe for a while and have not had much luck with the final product. I am excited about these apple cider based ones!

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  51. Catherine says:

    Dear Katerina, These donuts sound wonderful for the holiday season!
    I love King Arthur flour and the recipes are always good.
    Have a beautiful day. blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  53. They look perfect and inviting!

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  55. Tina says:

    I am just back from vacation and saw you left me a nice comment, thank you! Then I open your site and I can tell you – my eyes widened, my eyebrows shot upwards at the sight of these moist delicious doughnuts!
    I have a King Arthur book and have always been too shy on trying doughnuts. You have inspired me!

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  57. Joanne says:

    These truly do sound like the perfect fall treat! I’m pretty much drooling just looking at them!

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  59. Sissi says:

    Katerina, don’t tempt me with such beautiful doughnuts! I crave so much doughnuts when it gets cold and the problem is I cannot prepare a small batch and of course I end up snacking on them all the time… Your doughnuts look perfect.

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  61. Donut makers are so cool! and way more cleaner than frying, Great job and the pics are awesome..

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  65. Zoe says:

    The shiny glaze of your doughnuts makes me feel like drooling… Ops! My Homer Simpson side is revealing.

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  67. Juliana says:

    Katerina, these donuts look so pretty, shiny and so tempting…after seeing your first post using the donut gadget I really wanted to get one, now with this recipe I must look for it…the only problem is that I do not have any more storage space…
    Hope you are having a fantastic week my dear :)

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  69. Liz says:

    Katerina, what gorgeous, glazed to perfection doughnuts! I’m certain you had a happy little boy after he took his first bite!

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  71. Debra says:

    What great fall flavors! These are too cute!

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  73. Elaine says:

    I’ve seen those little donut makers and wondered if they were any good and I can see that they are. What perfect little doughnuts! Apple Cider is perfect for this time of year.

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  75. Julie says:

    Oh my gosh these look amazing. I was raised on doughnuts! No way could I get this doughnut maker

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  77. Your donuts look amazingly delicious, Katerina…and they’re telling me that I really should get myself a donut maker or a donut pan!

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  79. Μarion says:

    Kι εμένα η Παρασκευή μετά το μεσημέρι είναι αγαπημενη μου Κατερίνα (αν και ξεμπερδεύουμε με τα εξωσχολικά μας κατά τις 10.30 το βράδυ )
    Και το σ/κ τα πρωινά πάντα τους κάνω ωραίο πρωινό, ιδίως όταν χειμωνιάζει.
    Κι αυτά τα ντονατς είναι τέλεια. Σαν ψεύτικα είναι το σχήμα τους.
    (τελικά αυτός ο Βασιλιάς έχει ωραίες συνταγές)

    Αχ…πολύ ωραίο αυτό το γκατζετάκι για τα ντόνατς..

    Το σκ θαρθω για πρωϊνό..χιχι

    Φιλιά πολλά

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  81. Those dougnuts looks PERFECT and I love the seasonal glaze, just wow. A great saying: “where you are right now, I was; where I am right now, you will be.”

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  83. Claire says:

    You are so good at making pastry sweets! I am always learning and improving but not as talented with foods like that. When we were in Vermont this month we went to the King Arthur flour headquarters and my friend had apple cider doughnuts. You could watch the bakers making the breads and pastries in the kitchen which was neat. The doughnuts smelled so good and so perfect for fall!

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  85. Kate says:

    I love weekends, but they’re always so busy! This weekend was the first relaxing one in ages.

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  87. 3 words — want, need, love!

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  89. OMG, that glaze! It looks delicious!

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  91. Margarita says:

    i totally want to just stuff my face with a dozen of those donuts! i have never attempted making donuts before, unless you count beignets… these look good and might be high time that i do this at home! thanks for the share. :)

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  93. mia maria says:

    Friday is the best day of the week for me too! Your doughnuts look delicious Katerina!

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  95. Katerina, those doughnuts look fantastic! I want to have one… :)

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  97. wow These doughnuts look to die for!

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  99. I’m so ready to eat these donuts!!! I only allow myself to eat donuts once in a while… I wonder if it’s a lot healthier to make at home but then there is a danger of eating often. xD So hard to decide! Definitely looks yummy and look at the glaze…. drool~~~!

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  101. Those are the most delicious looking doughnuts. I’d have thought they came from a bakery they look so perfect. I would really love one.

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  103. Debra says:

    These made my mouth water. YUM!

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  105. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερίνα μου και μένα μου αρέσει η Παρασκευή, περιμένω πως και πως το Σαββατοκύριακο!
    Τα ντόνατς σου είναι φοβερά και δείχνουν πολύ λαχταριστά!
    Φιλιά πολλά, καλή εβδομάδα!

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  107. divya says:

    looks great.. drooling here :)

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  109. Nadji says:

    Tes petits beignets sont tellement beaux que tu me donnes envie d’aller acheter tout de suite cet appareil. Magnifique.
    De plus, j’aime beaucoup les desserts aux pommes et les beignets.
    Je t’en pique un avant de repartir.
    A bientôt

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  111. NOw I want one of those doughnut machines! I never knew baked donuts can look as good as these. They look like they were from the stores.

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  113. Barbara says:

    That has to be the most perfect photo of a donut I’ve ever seen, Katerina! Mouth watering! And I have some cider in the fridge, too.

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  115. Κατερίνα μου συμφωνώ απόλυτα μαζί σου, η Παρασκευή είναι η ομορφότερη ημέρα της εβδομάδας, μιας που το σαββατοκύριακο είναι προ των πυλών και μοιάζει πραγματικά μεγάλο!
    Τι υπέροχος τρόπος να ξεκινήσει έτσι γλυκά η μέρα μας! Με ντόνατς απόλυτα εναρμονισμένα με το φθινόπωρο!
    Φιλιά πολλά!

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  117. CCU says:

    Every Friday would be complete with a plate of these stunners :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  119. Didi says:

    Katerina, these look absolutely amazing!! I love cider, my favorite fall flavor!!

    I have a mini Belle, I will be trying these soon!!

    You have an amazing week my friend!! Happy Monday!!

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  121. Ola says:

    this machine you have is super! they look so professional!
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  123. Ξανθή says:

    Αν και δεν είμαι των γλυκών αυτό με ξετρέλανε!!
    Αυτή τη συσκευή πρώτη φορά τη βλέπω, που την έχεις πάρει;;
    καλή εβδομάδα.

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    • Katerina says:

      Από το lidl την πήρα Ξανθή μου και είναι πολύ πρακτική!Καλή εβδομάδα και σε σένα!

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