Champagne Vanilla Donuts

I've been thinking about baking with champagne for awhile, something about the fizz and the association with celebrations and glamour make me want to put all those feelings in a baked good. Then today when I started thinking about how National Donut Day is tomorrow, it hit me.  Kind of how champagne does;)  Champagne donuts … Continue reading Champagne Vanilla Donuts


Salted Espresso Chocolate Donuts

I am a sucker for salt. It brings brightness of flavour to any baked good.  Cookies tasting a bit flat? Salt. Making a caramel tart? Salt. Chocolate? Salt. I'm not kidding. When I was in Napa, I came across Whole Spice at the Oxbow Public Market.  I could have spent the day there - they … Continue reading Salted Espresso Chocolate Donuts

Guinness Chocolate Donuts

Last St Patrick's Day I made Guinness chocolate cupcakes and proclaimed that all my future chocolate cakes would include Guinness.  I'm glad I decided to do the same with these donuts. Guinness adds a richness and "je ne sais quoi" that makes any chocolate cake or donut unbeatable.  This is the first time I've attempted … Continue reading Guinness Chocolate Donuts

Vanilla Bean Baked Donuts

Can you tell I'm a bit obsessed with donuts right now? So many possibilities in terms of favour and decoration! And yet I choose vanilla (also whipped up the blood orange ones again!). I think pure, natural vanilla is such a great, underrated flavour. Vanilla beans have an amazing depth of flavour and the beans … Continue reading Vanilla Bean Baked Donuts