Because of the weather getting colder, all I want to make is desserts with cinnamon or pumpkin. 
Since I've been doing a lot of baking using pumpkin, I thought I'd do something different this time. 
Click on the link for the recipe! 




INGREDIENTS:

For the doughnuts:
1 egg
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 cup milk, heated to 115 degrees
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2½ to 3½ cups unbleached flour, divided, plus more for kneading
1 stick butter (4 ounces), cut into 1" cubes
For the cinnamon-sugar coating:
(1 stick butter (4 ounces), melted)--optional, this will be needed if you are baking the donuts
1 cup granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons cinnamon, mixed together

DIRECTIONS:

1. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the egg and sugar on medium speed for about 1 minute. Add in the milk, yeast, salt, and vanilla. Turn the mixer to low, and then add in 2 cups of the flour. Attach the dough hook and then on medium speed, add the butter one piece at a time until smooth. Reduce the speed to low, and then add the rest of the flour until the dough sticks to the hook and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. It should be soft and moist, but not sticky.
2. Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Place in a mixing bowl coated with cooking spray and cover with a damp towel. Let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
3. Punch down the dough and roll it out to about ½" thickness. With biscuit cutters, cut out 3" circles with 1" holes. 

BAKE OR FRY: 

** If baking the doughnuts, bake at 350F. If frying the doughnuts, fry in 375F oil.


BAKE:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the doughnuts 1" apart. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit on top of the preheating oven until almost doubled in size, about 25 minutes.
Bake until light golden in color, 5-8 minutes. Dip the hot doughnuts in the melted butter and then coat with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve immediately; doughnuts are best eaten the same day they are made. 

FRY:


Get the oil heated up to 375F. Fry the doughnuts in oil for 2 min each side. Then quickly coat it with the cinnamon-sugar mixture. 

 

(Recipe adapted from Brown eyed baker)



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Celeste said...

Just saw that I won the Blue Bird Bride giveaway! Ah! So thrilled.
Sasha, I just sent you an email. :)

Chelsea Moore said...

Those donuts look amazing! Totally going to try the recipe out! I am following you <3
Would really appreciate it if you could check out my blog :)

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Mlle W said...

delicious...time to bring out cinnamon and donuts are always yummy

*MlleWanderlust *

Lea said...

Looks delicious!
Your blog is nice, you have me as your follower now ♥

House of Tong said...

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Ls Notebook said...

mmmmmmm!!!! dilicious!!!

CoastWithMe said...

You have no idea how bad I've been craving doughnuts these past few days! Especially homemade ones! These look soo yummy:))!

Juliet Polilova said...

wow i want to eat it all right now!
love your blog! :)

kisses from Russia,
Juliet

Katy said...

pleasee, no ! I'm on a diet :(
i love your blog...
kissies !

Дарина Данилова said...

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I am follow you with GFC!

Natasha Gregson said...

They look delicious :) Thanks for sharing!!

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<3

Hablemos Fashion said...

They look yumm!!!

Karen,xo

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sasha said...

thank you, katy! i feel the same way about sweets. but i'm giving myself a hallpass because i'm sick. :)
xx

sasha said...

doughnuts is such a pain to make... but they sure are worth it when its done!

sasha said...

thanks, girlfriend! and i love taking pictures of food, so it means so much that you love them! :)

sasha said...

yes! it's the season for all things cinnamon! bring out the cinnamon! :) xx

sasha said...

hi chelsea, thank you so much for your comment! donuts are such a pain to make, but they sure are worth it once it's done! :)
will be checking out your blog shortly. xx

sasha said...

congrats again, celeste! please let me know if you have any issue receiving the giftcard! :)