Buttermilk Cardamon Doughnuts with a Blood Orange Glaze


We are working one of our biggest gigs of the year next week, which means, no time to cook.  We will be living in a hotel, eating bad conference food by day and bar food by night.  I took full advantage this week by cooking up a storm, and I even had time to shoot, edit and write about it.  Cannot wait to share all of these new recipes with you.

First things first;  doughnuts.  Recently I have an insane addiction to baking doughnuts.  I blame the addiction on the recent issue of Saveur Magazine which is all about doughnuts.  Have you seen it?  As well my friend Tracy has been killing me with her doughnut addiction.  I am thinking about doughnuts all the time, from batter flavors to glazes, sugar coating or sprinkles.  And the crazy thing is, they are so easy to make!!  It takes less then 30 minutes from mixing to baking, to have fluffy doughnuts on the table.

I am wildly excited about how this recipe came out.  I played around a couple weeks ago, and the result was okay.  Then I had some time to kill the other day, while I waited for the sun to settle in the perfect shooting spot.  So, I whipped up these doughnuts.  Let me just say this, there are times when I have an aha moment, and this was one of them.   They were so darn good, that I decided to shoot them, write a recipe and share it with you.

The key to making these baked doughnuts besides the baked doughnut pan, is to sift the dry ingredients. Yes, you need to do this step as it will produce a light doughnut.  I tried both ways, no sifting created a heavy doughnut.  I really wanted to use citrus to flavor this recipe, and since we are on the brink of citrus season coming to an end I decided to take full advantage of some blood oranges.  I flavored the doughnuts with the zest of a blood orange and cardamom;  the two go really well together.  I went with a simple glaze of powdered sugar and the juice from a blood orange, which made the doughnuts tangy.  You have to make them for breakfast this weekend or as a snack, even if you are only one person at home.  Indulge.  Stuff your face.  Just make them and enjoy!

Happy Weekend!

Baked doughnuts to fill your sweet tooth:

Banana Chocolate Chip Doughnuts – From the Little Yellow Kitchen

Whole Grain Baked Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts – Texanerin Baking

Baked Coconut Doughnuts – Kitchen Confidante









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