PEANUT BUTTER GLAZED DONUTS
RECIPE BY @NUTORIOUS_
PREPARATION: 20 MINS
COOKING: 10 MINS
WHAT'S IN IT?
150g (1 cup) plain flour
¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
75g (1/3 cup) brown sugar
3 tbs butter (45g), softened
95g (1/3 cup) smooth natural peanut butter
1 large egg (60g), lightly beaten (at room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla extract
125ml (½ cup) buttermilk
95g (½ cup) dark choc bits or semi-sweet choc bits
30g unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp light corn syrup
2 tsp water
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
Preheat the oven to 180’C. Grease a doughnut pan or alternatively line a baking tray with baking paper to pipe the batter into 10 to 12 donut rings, using a large piping bag.
In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and then set aside.
Using an electric mixer, cream together on high (using paddle attachment) the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract; beat until combined.
Reduce electric mixer to low, alternating between the flour and buttermilk add each to the wet ingredients and continue to do so until all the flour and buttermilk is just combined. It should take about 3 or 4 batches to get the right consistency.
Keep an eye on the batter to make sure it does not get too dry when adding the flour components in.
Pipe the batter into the donut pan (15 inch x 9 inch) about ¾ of the way up the sides of the pan (donut mixture will rise in the cooking process). Alternatively pipe the batter onto a baking tray in circles, leaving an inch or two between each one. The size of each donut is up to you, a good aim is 10 to 12 donuts.
Bake for 8 -10 mins or until the donuts are golden in colour and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre. Stand in pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. To transfer you will need to invert the pan to get the donuts out. Loosen the edges with a palette knife to allow easy removal.
Meanwhile, whilst the donuts are cooling make the glaze by adding all the ingredients into a small saucepan over a low-medium heat. Stir until all the ingredients have melted and combined together. Once the glaze is finished transfer it to a heatproof bowl to make it easy to dip the donuts into.
Dip each cooled doughnut into the glaze and place on a cooling rack that is on top of baking paper (to catch any excess run off).
Top each glazed donut with any topping you like. I used chopped peanuts, sprinkles and even smashed pretzels.
NOTES & TIPS:
*Try using different nut butters for alternative tastes; ensure you use ones with a smooth consistency.
*Substitute the chocolate in the glaze for any type of chocolate that suits your palette.
*If you cannot find corn syrup, a simple icing sugar glaze works just as well. Using icing sugar add a small amount of water till a thick glaze consistency is reached. Add any flavouring or food colouring to decorate.