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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

November 5, 2016


Fall is made for lazy mornings filled with hot coffee and decadent breakfast foods. Everyone loves doughnuts and everyone loves Pumpkin Spice (well at least according to Starbucks), so why not put them together. When I saw this recipe for old fashioned doughnuts pop up on my Facebook feed, I knew I needed to give them a Well Seasoned Table makeover. This is a match made in heaven, y'all. Meet the Pumpkin Pie Spice Doughnut.




For the doughnuts:
2 1/4 cup (255 grams) cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon WST Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sour cream
Canola or vegetable oil, for frying


For the glaze:
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup hot water

To make the doughnuts:
Sift dry ingredients (cake flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg) in a smaller bowl. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar on a low speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and mix together on a medium speed. Add half the dry ingredients, blend. Add the sour cream, blend. Add in the rest of the dry ingredients and blend until the dough is well-combined. Place dough in greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for an hour.
Place chilled dough on a floured surface. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut the doughnut shapes with pastry cutters or use a roughly 3-inch cup and a roughly 1 1/4 inch shot glass. Lightly score three lines in each doughnut, forming a triangle. 
Heat oil to 325°F. Carefully place the doughnut in the oil scored side up. Let the doughnut float to surface and cook for about 15 more seconds. Flip and fry 90 seconds. Flip again and fry for 75 more seconds (or until both sides are golden brown).

To glaze the doughnuts:
Create your glaze by combining the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, corn syrup, and hot water until it becomes smooth. Dip the top of each doughnut in your glaze and set on a drying rack to allow glaze to dry and any extra to drip off. Dust doughnuts with powdered sugar and WST Pumpkin Pie Spice.

Recipe adapted from Old Fashioned Donuts on Tasty from Buzzfeed


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