Helllloooo official pumpkin season! I’m running behind this year and didn’t crack open my first can of pumpkin until just this weekend, so I really need to get with the fall baking already. I’m happy that my first pumpkin recipes of the season is coming just in time for the 3rd Annual Virtual Pumpkin Party! My blog bestie Sara always puts together this fun virtual party every year and every year everyone hits it out of the park. I (more…)
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I’m still in vacation mode in my brain and I fried a batch of these nutella filled doughnuts on Sunday just to prove it. I’ve always found it so hard to return from vacation and get into the working groove, especially when you throw Daylight Savings into the mix and then add a little of being sick during vacation. In other words, I kind of feel like I need a vacation to recover from my vacation, whew! I am always really happy to return to my kitchen, since eating out is great and all, but at the end of the day, I want to fry a batch of doughnuts and loaf on the couch for a few hours to really round out my vacation week.
Guys, it’s my favorite day today, donut day! I’ve made enough vegan donut recipes on here to indicate that I love a good vegan cherry doughnuts; baked, glazed, sugared, all of the above. I rarely buy donuts because a.) that business is usually fried and b.) they are SO easy to make at home and usually taste way better. I usually am against all things ‘one use’, but my donut pan gets a pretty good workout compared to come of my other baking pans. (I have this one and love it)
As I’ve mentioned before, my family takes a trip almost every summer to Northern Wisconsin. One of the marks of being up north is the prevalence of cherry everything and in everything. You name it, you can buy it. Cherry salsa? You got it. Cherry cocktails? No problem! But the best discovery is at our favorite cherry orchard in WI, cherry donuts. At first I was all ‘Whatever, it’s a donut, right? No biggie.’ but then I tried one and was like ‘Give me 2 dozen please!’. We have been buying these donuts for a few years, bringing home/eating on the way home only a 6 pack, but it was high time I tried my hand at making them myself.
We stopped here on our recent food bloggers trip up North and everyone was all in on the donut front, I think we purchased a couple packages and did a decent amount of damage to them. I believe it was my friend Karis who started out by saying ‘I’m only going to have half of one’, which turned into a whole one..which maybe turned into another one? Either way, the real deal donuts are incredible, but I’ll take these until I can make it up there myself!
The original donuts are more of a pink color, which I think can be achieved with a bit of red food coloring. I didn’t have any on hand, so I used the juice from the maraschino cherry jar, but feel free to use a bit of food coloring as well.
Want more donuts? (Duh) The Faux Martha did a round up of a few other awesome bloggers who are taking part in this national day of donuts. Check them out!