Sunday, July 7, 2013

Homemade Saturday

Yeah, I know it's been awhile.... I've been cooking but just haven't had the time to post lately :oP

I've been wanting to make these Chai Spice Doughnuts from On Sugar Mountain for a while now... Found the recipe when I was looking for one to make baked mini doughnuts.... I bought 2 pans at a garage sale almost a year ago and thought it was time to use them :oP You know how it goes by now... I always change it up a little!

Chai Spice Doughnuts

  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 stick of butted, melted for dipping

  • Preheat the oven to 350°
  • Combine milk and vinegar and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Combine sugar with Cinnamon, Cardamon, Cloves and Nutmeg until well mixed. 
  • Remove 3/4 cup sugar for the actual doughnut batter, set aside the remaining 1 1/2 cups for later.
  • In a large bowl combine the 3/4 cup sugar/spice mixture with flour, baking powder, and salt. Open the chai tea bag and stir contents into the flour mixture. 
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together milk/vinegar mixture with melted butter, egg, and vanilla.
  • Pour wet ingredient mixture over dry ingredient mixture and stir with wooden spoon until just combined and the batter looks smooth.(Yeah, I know that is not smooth below :oP)
  • Spray doughnut pan with cooking spray and fill cavities 1/2 full with doughnut batter.
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes, or until doughnuts spring back when lightly touched or a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Melt the stick of butter in a small bowl and set up your dipping station with the butter and left over sugar.
  • Working 2 to 4 a time, dip doughnuts in melted butter, then place in the sugar mixture. Gently toss/shake to cover the dough.
  • Place the covered doughnuts on a baking pan covered with parchment paper.

There you have to! Super yummy! I got about 3 1/2 dozen....The hubby and I hate about 1/2 dozen as I was making them. :) Next time I might try toasted coconut or cinnamon sugar

For dinner yesterday, we ended up cooking left over hamburgers from the 4th on the grill and grilled Vidalia Onions!!!! (You have to try these onions!!!) I have a feeling we are going to be grilling a lot now that we have one, thanks mom!

 I bought 2 Vialida onions the other day and have been looking online for an idea of how to grill them.

Tree's Grilled Vidalia Onions

  • Vidalia Onions
  • Tablespoon of butter for each onion
  • Beef Bouillon cube for each onion

  • Slice the top off the onion and peel off the outer layer of the onion, leave the root on the onion.
  • Make 2 slices that cross the onion to right above the root.
  • Place the onion on a sheet of foil, on top of the onion place a tablespoon of butter and a crumbled beef bouillon cube and wrap up.
  • Place on the grill and cook for 1 hour

Here you go! They smelt amazing as they cooked! We each at a whole onion :oP Tasted a bit like french onion soup.


They would also be good For a side at a BBQ... I might try it this upcoming Saturday.... I think once they are done I am going to put them in a bowl so everyone can take how much they want...

Here is a shot of the burgers we had for dinner too :)

And making his Tree's Kitchen debut... The hubby as he mans the grill :)

1 comment:

  1. Great doughnuts. Thanks for linking up to my party Swap N Share Sunday. I am new to your page so I "liked" your FB. Hope to see you again at the party.
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