donuts

  • Chocolate sprinkle-covered acorn donuts Chocolate sprinkle-covered acorn donuts

    Chocolate sprinkle-covered acorn donuts

Chocolate sprinkle-covered acorn donuts

This one is a true Pinterest success. You don’t hear that very often these days, do you? I find I have more Pinterest successes than failures simply because I don’t aim too high – that’s not true of my philosophy for life but when it comes to replicating something I’ve seen online I’m careful not to get too ambitious. I hosted some family members at our house for my husband’s 35th birthday the other day and I made him the cake he requested, and served it alongside some other appetizer-type foods but I really wanted to do one more dessert which wouldn’t eat up several hours of my time. Enter the acorn donut. Seasonal. Easy. Crowd-pleaser…. Perfect. We picked up two dozen old-fashioned glazed Timbits from Tim Hortons that morning, and I already I had a tub of ready-made chocolate frosting, chocolate sprinkles and pretzel sticks on hand. Using a […]

  • Gingerbread mini donuts with maple frosting Gingerbread mini donuts with maple frosting

    Gingerbread mini donuts with maple frosting

Gingerbread mini donuts with maple frosting

I love, love, love the idea of gingerbread with maple. If it’s mini, it’s wormed it’s way into my heart. To give you some context, these mini donuts are about half the diameter of a tennis ball. These smell divine and they’re different from the same-old, same-old holiday desserts. (Santa-hat cheesecake squares, anyone? Despite the novelty last year, I soon tired of seeing them all over Pinterest). Besides, I’d be thrilled to receive these as a hostess gift, and I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one! (If you like the waxed paper, it’s handmade from our design studio, Frost and Fete, on Etsy. Sooo, cute right?) You can find the recipe here but do keep reading for my caveats and substitutions. Substitutions: I just used regular white flour. I also used a donut maker rather than bake them in the oven. I’ve used the same Smart Planet mini donut […]

  • Miette mini madeleine donuts Miette mini madeleine donuts

    Miette mini madeleine donuts

Miette mini madeleine donuts

  Some time ago, I declared with some authority, that doughnuts were in fashion. (You will never hear me saying that cupcakes are out. That’s just ridiculous). Of course, the timing was poor because I have been on a diet (let’s call it a lifestyle change) for several months now. And the day I had two Timbits (doughnut holes for my American readers) I felt guilty for days. But when my husband showed me the Smart Planet mini donut maker, I had to have it. I don’t have any extra counter or drawer space so when I buy an appliance, it’s a big deal. Bonus: you can make the mini donuts without deep frying them. It’s more like a waffle maker with a super hot surface, if you can envision it. And they’re mini! I love mini anything. When you can fit two of anything in the palm of my hand, […]

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