Monday, November 18 2013, 08:05 AM MST
Homemade Pumpkin Doughnuts with White Chocolate Ganache
As Aired on October 24, 2013
Recipe Courtesy of Harmons Grocery
1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon instant yeast
1/3 cup 1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1.) In the bowl of a standing mixer, dissolve the yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in the 1/2 cup of warm water. Let rest for 5 minutes.
2.) Add the eggs, salt, remaining sugar, vanilla bean paste, pumpkin pure, and mix with the dough hook attachment until well mixed.
3.) Add the flour gradually, and knead with the dough hook until smooth, about 5 minutes. The dough should be stretchy and smooth, but sticky. If it is very liquid, you can add up to 1/2 cup more flour.
4.) Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size or about 2 hours.
5.) When the dough has risen, heat fryer or large saucepan with oil, to 350.
6.) For ring doughnuts: wet your fingers in salted water. Form the doughnuts by grabbing a small handful of dough and stretching it into a ring around around a couple of fingers, then tossing the dough quickly into the oil. Cook briefly, 20 seconds or so, and then flip the doughnuts using the handle of a long wooden spoon.
7.) For doughnut holes: use small ice cream scoop to form doughnuts into balls. Drop into the fryer and follow the same cooking instructions above.
8.) Cook the doughnuts in the oil until they are golden brown (about 30 seconds longer), then remove them to a paper towel lined plate.
9.) Serve immediately, dripped in chocolate ganache or cinnamon and sugar.
White Chocolate Ganache:
1 lb. White Chocolate
3/4-1 cup heavy cream, depending on thickness desired
1.) In small saucepan heat cream until bubbles appear around edges.
2.) Cut white chocolate into small pieces and place in metal bowl. Pour heated cream over white chocolate pieces. Cover and allow to sit for 1 minute.
3.) Whisk until chocolate has completely melted and mixture is smooth.
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