Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Making Psycho Doughnuts!

Habanero pepper flaked - coffee tequila spiked dark chocolate glaze (these were spicy).


Honey rose water glazed, pistachio sprinkled.


Vanilla Brown Sugar Rum glazed.


Using estate sale doughnut cutter. 


Getting hot in the dutchy. 


Young doughnuts. 


Becky and I used fingers for glazing. (photo courtesy of @beckyboo503)


Don't judge (well, I guess you will no matter what), I used this non-artisanal recipe to make the doughnuts. I fried them in vegetable oil. Nothing fancy here, just using what I had in the kitchen. They came out great on my first go-round and even better the second time after some experience. The glazes I made on the spot. For the chocolate glaze, I melted down high quality dark Belgium chocolate, added some cream, a shot or two of coffee tequila and several heavy-handed lashings of habanero pepper flakes. The honey glaze was a crowd favorite. I reduced honey and a little water until thick then added a splash of rose water. Drowned some doughnuts in that, then sprinkled with crushed pistachios. The vanilla brown sugar rum was my second favorite, just because those flavors are so warming and go so well with a classic cake doughnut. I reduced brown sugar and water, then added about 1/3 cup of rum and lots of Mexican vanilla. Sprinkled in some cinnamon and glazed the hell out of some doughnut holes. I used a retro doughnut cutter Justin got me at an estate sale in Estacada we went to this summer. 

16 comments:

Gastronomer said...

Can we have a psycho doughnut party if I ever get my butt to PDX??

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said...

I think I just gasped out loud when I read "Habanero pepper flaked - coffee tequila spiked dark chocolate glaze."

My sister lives in Portland... she's coming home Sunday though. Can you send one of these with her?! :)

Sarah said...

Those look amazzzzzing!!!!

Sippity Sup said...

There is nothing "psych" about these flavors. Oh wait, maybe that makes me a psycho! GREG

Peter M said...

No judging - they are doughnuts and unhealhty - they look great and at least you don't have crisco in there.

Helen said...

What? No maple bacon doughnut? LOL! Seems that flavour combination is very popular in my neck of the woods. I have never made doughnuts before. Probably a good thing or I'd eat them all. Your doughnuts, look amazing!!

Anna A. said...

Cathy - We are for sure having a welcome psycho doughnut party! You better come soon!

Laura - Haha or I can wait till you get here and we can make some liquid doughnuts :-0

Sarah - Thanks!

Greg - There is no such thing as normal...

Peter - No crisco, right. Maybe next time I should try olive oil.

Helen - Haha I am so over the maple bacon stuff! However maple is my favorite doughnut icing... I should do that next time, holler to the C-A! The only saving grace about making doughnuts and not eating all of them is that they aren't very good the next day ;-P Better to make for a crowd and have them all gobbled up that night.

Let Me Eat Cake said...

what the what! i'm flying over to donut it up with you! these look soo good!

Diana said...

Yum! We used to make donuts when we were growing up and it was always a lot of fun, but the end results were sadly not all that tasty. Ditto what Gastronomer said... though I really would like to check out some of those awesome donut shops in PDX too! :)

Esi said...

If you can figure out a way to incorporate doughnuts into grilled cheese madness, I will love you forever.

mia xara said...

Hi Anna,ALL of them look delicious!!The photos are amazing!!Where can you find Mexican vanilla?My friend ,who used to bring me whenever she crossed the border to Mexico,doesn't travel there anymore..Have a great weekend,XO

mia xara said...

Hi Anna,ALL of them look delicious!!The photos are amazing!!Where can you find Mexican vanilla?My friend ,who used to bring me whenever she crossed the border to Mexico,doesn't travel there anymore..Have a great weekend,XO

Sis. Boom. said...

I think I'm now ruined for anything other than habanero pepper coffee tequila chocolate glazed doughnuts. I haven't even tasted them yet but I know they are my mostest favoritest doughnuts ever.

rosemarried said...

What?! This is just craziness. I love this idea, I love crazy donuts. Bravo, all around. :)

Lenia said...

They all look amazing!!!Filakia!

Anna A. said...

Natassia - I am ready for ya! Let's get crazy!

Diana - you and Natassia need to coordinate a trip up here. We'll go to BM, of course.

Esi - That is a great idea. I am thinking about something now... no expectations :-)

Mia Xara - I went to Mexico in the Spring so I brought back a bottle of it... plus it's easily found in the supermarkets along the west coast since Mexico isn't too far away.

Sis.Boom - It was too hot for me to handle, but I have faith that you would OWN it.

Rosemarried - Thanks, hope we can get together soon!

Lenia - Efxaristw poli! Fillakia apo Portland.