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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Vanilla & Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Just last week I was telling a friend that I was done blogging. I explained to her that I hadn't felt inspired recently and didn't feel like taking pictures of food anymore. And then, 36 hours later, I made these. Silly me. I guess all it took was one bite of these cinnamon-sugar-vanilla-butter-donuts to get me back in the game.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/14 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

6 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
seeds of 1 vanilla bean

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together the egg, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla and add to the dry ingredients. Fold together and do not over-mix.

Pour into donut pan and fill each mold approximately 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for ~10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, then remove donuts from mold and let cool.

Once cool enough to handle, prepare the topping by blending together the sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla bean seeds. Dip each donut in the melted butter (on all sides) and then coat with the cinnamon vanilla sugar. Let the topping set, then serve and enjoy!