Instagram worthy, super duper cute and looking too good to eat. These jam doughnut mug cakes are adorable and scream Homer Simpson vibes along with sprinkle magicalness explosions.
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230g of self-raising flour
230g of plain flour
250ml of milk
230g of caster sugar
125g of unsalted butter which is melted and then cooled
One teaspoon of vanilla essence
Four teaspoons of raspberry conserve
Sprinkles for decoration
For the doughnut glazing:
125g of pure icing sugar which is sifted
25g of unsalted butter which is softened
One tablespoon of milk
Pink food colouring
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In a bowl, whisk together self-raising flour, plain flour, milk, sugar, the melted butter and vanilla until well combined. Divide the mixture evenly between four 200ml microwave safe mugs. Arrange the mugs on the microwave plate and pop the microwave on high for three minutes until the cake is cooked and a skewer comes out clean (If using a small microwave, cooking in two batches may be needed). Let cool.
Using a 2cm round cutter, cut a 5cm deep hole in the middle of each cake. Dollop one teaspoon of raspberry conserves into each hole. In a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, combine the icing sugar, butter and milk and stir until it's glossy. Pop a few drops of pink food colouring into it and pour the icing on top of the mug cake to form the doughnut look. Decorate with sprinkles and let set, then serve!
And voila! Quirky and so 2018! Looks like it took loads of time but was in fact as simple as 1,2,3! Ready in no time and a great way to impress some last-minute dinner guests, just call us 'Come Dine With Me'! Maybe we should try a cookie version and add Gookie Dough? Let us know what you think in the comments below. *Recipe credit to foodtolove.com.au*
Sit down, grab a coffee and your favourite magazine because it's doughnut time. Not only are these doughnuts super Instagram-worthy but they're gorgeously calorific and entirely worth every guilty second. Who cares if you're gonna be on the treadmill all next week. These chocolate chip Gookie Dough custard doughnuts are the recipe you need, and you won't be able to find these delights in Krispy Kreme so move over, there's a new treat in town.
Firstly, the custard. Whisk together your sugar, salt and cornstarch and then stir in the milk and cream. Bring it to a boil over medium heat and stir constantly. After about 5 minutes, reduce the heat and allow it to thicken. You'll know the custard is ready because it will coat the back of a wooden spoon. Once this happens, stir in the butter and vanilla. Cover and chill until ready to use (at least 30 minutes). Remember, the custard will thicken as it cools. Stir in the chocolate chips when you're ready to fill the doughnuts.
For the doughnuts, you need to heat the milk and sugar to 120 degrees. Whisk together the yeast about 255g of the flour and the salt. Once this has been mixed in slightly, add the wet ingredients (milk, butter and eggs). Add enough remaining flour to keep the dough from becoming too sticky. Knead until you have a smooth ball and cover to let it rise so it almost doubles, this will take around an hour.
Once risen, roll the dough to 1/2 an inch thickness and cut using a two-inch round cookie cutter. Stretch each circle to around 2 and a half inches and place one teaspoon of custard in the centre (WITH THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS ADDED). Take a small ball of Gookie Dough and pop it in the centre also. Now top with another round.
Firmly press the edges together and cover the doughnuts so they can raise some more. Heat your oil to about 375 degrees, once the oil is ready, fry the doughnuts ni more than twice. Drain on kitchen roll and once cooled, frost. Cover with a generous amount of Nutella and be generous with your Gookie Dough. Treat yourself; it's the weekend!
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We are in love! Yes, you're right, we shouldn't love sugary fried dough but how can you not? They even look like mini round eclairs, so inviting! Happy weekend, cookie monsters.
Thursday is the new Friday which means we're in need of all things glitter and cookies and cream doughnuts! Hello, puff pastry, oh how we need you in our lives. Could this week go any slower?! Are you kick starting your day by pulling a sick one during this horrendous weather or are you battling your way through the avalanche?!
You will need:
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Vegetable or coconut oil for frying
Four sheets of puff pastry
One egg, lightly beating
225g of icing sugar
55g of heavy cream
2 to 3 tablespoons of milk
1 and a half teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 or 2 packets of sandwich cookies (Oreos if preferred)
Heat 3 tablespoons (or more if needed) of oil over a medium to low heat in a large pan which has a thermometer. The oil needs to be around 350 degrees, nothing higher!
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Take your sheets of puff pastry and cut them into thirds. Brush one side of the cut piece with beaten egg and place the second piece on top. Brush this with the beaten egg also. Now put the third piece on the top. Press down on them gently, so they stick together and do this with the remaining sheets. There should be four rectangles with three layers each.
Using a biscuit cutter, cut holes in each stack, you can get three doughnuts from each. Cut a hole in the centre (an apple corer works best). Fry your doughnuts two at a time until they are golden, place on kitchen roll to drain and repeat for all.
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Glaze time! Whisk sugar, cream, milk and the vanilla extract and stir until it is smooth. If it appears very thick then add more milk and if it's too runny add more sugar! Dip each doughnut in the glaze and sprinkle with crushed cookies. GORGEOUS! Move over, Krispy Kreme.
Maybe have a side dish of Gookie Dough?! What's your favourite doughnut? Are you all fancy and love a filling or are you satisfied with a simple sugar glaze?
December 11th, already?! Where has the time gone? If you're full of cold like me and are still tackling the Christmas shopping, then I feel your pain. However, the tree is finally up, and some wrapping is done (attempted wrapping, it's honestly a mess). To make your day a little brighter on this miserable Monday morning, I thought I'd bring you some absolute must-have items that you need if you are a dessert lover. It's not too late to add to your Christmas list after all.
An Edible Box of Chocolates
Well duh, chocolate is edible. But there's a catch! Tuck into this box of chocolates which are filled with fleur de sel caramels and don't worry about having to recycle the box because it's also made out of chocolate. Double dessert, yay (just make sure you don't keep it on your lap for too long)!
Funfetti Cake Bites
We aren't biased or anything, but nothing beats our Funfetti Gookie Dough. I guess we'll make an exception this time because you can get a whole box of Funfetti cake bites! Unless you dip your cookie dough balls into chocolate and make cookie pops. Now, that's an idea!
Doughnut Lunch Box
Damn, you foodie fashionista. Be the talk of the office and add a little humour to your weekdays with this doughnut styled lunch box. The real Homer Simpson has arrived!
Ice Cream Mixing Set
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Combine your favourite toppings into your ice cream with this unique set. This features a marble slab (very Instagram worthy), two mixing utensils and ceramic dishes on top of a bamboo base. All you do is freeze the marble slab for an hour or so before mixing. You will be able to make your own Gookie Dough ice cream! Who needs Ben & Jerry's anymore?
Sorry to lead you on, I know, these soaps look good enough to eat! Take dessert to the next level and even shower with it with these adorable soaps from Etsy. The handmade macaroons are provided in a black and red gift box and smell just like the real thing. Perfect for those with sensitive skin as these are organic. You shall smell divine.
Slush Puppie Machine
Our childhood dreams have come true. Enjoy a tongue colour changing treat which you can now make from the comfort of your own home. Pop onto your kitchen counter and make a unique or classic flavour of icy goodness. All you need is syrup, ice, water and some salt and you're good to go. Guess who'll be hosting the summer party next year?