Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Must Eat: Chai Mini Doughnuts

My friend Karlene was just here visiting from Vancouver. We had a great week of baby cuddles, shopping, chai tea lattes and some fun in the kitchen baking chai mini doughnuts. Yu-um. Tea, sweets and girl time just go hand in hand don't they?

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I think I have a thing for donuts as seen here, here and here. After making my pumpkin doughnut holes I really wanted the fancy doughnut hole pan. I got two of them for Christmas and I've been dying to whip some up. The recipe is from this "Doughnuts" cookbook and is basically a basic cake dough flavoured with black tea and yummy spices - ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg...
(similar recipe here, minus the cocoa)

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The nice part is they taste best fresh from the oven (the texture is just a bit off the next day), so you really can't feel guilty for eating the whole batch. I highly recommend checking out this cookbook for endless goodies (it's a good thing they're mini).

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Christine

24 comments:

  1. Chai doughnuts? I'm a chai drinker but never heard of these..yum

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  2. Those look divine!

    You really must come down to Calgary for a visit and coffee date to Jelly Modern Doughnuts!

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    1. Yes! I have a friend who has told me all about that place, I'd love to go!

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  3. These little doughnuts look so good! Girl time is the best :-)

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  4. i'm drooling! these look heavenly! xx

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  5. Those look amazing! I love donuts. It's an unhealthy (literally) obsession! lol Put a box in front of me and I will literally polish off the whole box single-handedly. I looove chai too so I'm pretty sure I'd put myself into an early grave if I knew how to make these :P

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    1. haha, I know! and there is something about things like mini doughnuts and timbits that make it seem not so bad - which is baaad!!

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  6. You had me at chai! There's no way I could stop at one...actually, if I'm being honest, I probably couldn't stop at ten...

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  7. Oh these look so good Christine. I mean ridiculously good! Glad you got some much deserved girl time in!!! xo

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  8. Drooling over here in northcentral yeg! I desperately want to be over at your house the next time you turn on that oven. (:

    p.s. We'll definitely make another stop at Jelly Modern Doughnut when we're in Calgary for our girl's trip.

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    1. Yes, we definitely have to go Dajana!! I'm already looking forward to the girl's trip (and the doughnuts!!) :)

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  9. oh chai--how i love! these look fantastic~ love your gingham too!

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  10. yum yum yum. those look fantastic!!

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  11. yuuuuuuummmmmmmmm! and you look fabulous!!

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  12. i have this mini donut pan (from homesense) and both times i've used it, it's resulted in a massive clumpy mess! judging by the photo of you filling them, i am putting in WAY too much. i'll have to dig it out and give it another shot!

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    1. Ya, my first batch didn't really have much of a hole in the middle. I found if you filled them about half, as opposed to the recommended 3/4 full they turned out better.

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  13. Uhm...you MADE donuts? Wow! The sound absolutely delicious too!

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  14. i impulse-bought a doughnut maker from urban outfitters and used it once. i think i'm going to try these this weekend!

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    1. That sounds like the best kind of impulse buy, mina. Let me know if you want the full recipe!

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  15. These little doughnuts look so delicious!

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