Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes to Sweeten Your "Hole" Day By Jessica Segarra

Christine from Cook the Story and I spoke with Jessica from The Novice Chef Blog last week about her brand new book that just released earlier this month: about her new cookbook, Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes To Sweeten Your “Hole” Day. Jessica’s book is full of detailed recipes for any novice or advanced baker to make their own fabulous mini donuts! She breaks down what equipment as well as methods to use. 100 mouthwatering recipes that any donut lover would be drooling over! During our chat we spoke about the process of creating a cookbook, photography, and our favorite recipes!

If you watched you may have noticed that Christine was in a different location… she was on vacation in Philly and decided to give up an hour of her vacation time to chat with us (such a kind and devote friend)! We also had quite a bit of technical difficulties during our chat! We are starting to share the links to our chats as its broadcasted live in hopes for more people to watch us live. However, I think that tricky Google has made some more changes to its ever-changing policies. Thus, we had quite a few people physically hangout with us! Always makes for good times!

Here are a few tantilizing donut recipes:

Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts from The Novice Chef Blog

Baked Red Velvet Donuts from Katie’s Cucina

Whether you are a donut lover at heart or know of a donut lover; Mini Donuts: 100 Bite-Sized Donut Recipes To Sweeten Your “Hole” Day would make a fabulous holiday gift!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I’m sharing with my family and friends these amazing baked (cake) red velvet donuts that are in the shape of hearts! These are a perfect Valentine’s morning breakfast treat. I mean who doesn’t like cake for breakfast? 
I’m well aware that all things red velvet are cliche for Valentine’s Day, and the heart pan may have just brought these donuts over the top, but its all in the name of love and the holiday! 
When I first spotted this recipe from Taste & Tell blog during her week of Red Velvet madness I knew I had to make these, and then as I browsed through the aisles of Target I spotted the heart shape donut pan and knew it was meant to be. I also knew my husband was not going to be happy with me bringing home another baking dish. Hence another reason why I knew I need to make red velvet flavored donuts. It’s his favorite cake flavor.

I added a little red food coloring to the frosting to give it an additional Valentine’s feel, but if you feel like you’ve already consumed enough food coloring in the cake you can omit the food coloring in the frosting. These look like donuts but taste like red velvet cake and the glaze suits for a perfect “frosting”. 

Source: Taste & Tell Blog

Baked Red Velvet {Heart Shaped} Donuts
Recipe type: Breakfast, Dessert
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Serves: 18
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp red food coloring
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray. Melt the butter and chocolate in intervals in the microwave and in separate bowls.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the sugar and egg. Add the melted butter and melted chocolate to the egg-sugar mixture. Add the vanilla, buttermilk, and red food coloring.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing just until combined. Fill the donut pan with the batter, filling each about ⅓ full if using heart pan. Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
To Make the vanilla glaze: In small bowl, stir together 4 tbsp hot water, 2 cups confectioners sugar, 1 tablespoon half & half, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, and 3 drops red food coloring. Make sure all ingredients are well incorporated and stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately to glaze the donuts; dipping the tops of each donut in the glaze. Then let the glaze harden on a wire rack. *If the glaze starts to harden you can add more hot water.

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