Saturday, January 30, 2010

Take A Bite Of: Chocolate Caramel Doughnut Holes


The mere thought of molten caramel centers buried within a chocolate doughnut hole gives me shivers in all the right ways. Food porn? I am demonstrating. Don't say I never did anything for you. And these goes perfect with a chocolate brown Jimmy Choo bag too. From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite. And have a great weekend.

 

Chocolate Caramel Doughnut Holes (makes 28 - 30) 

 INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for work surface
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 cup sugar, plus more for coating
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons ( 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 28 to 30 store-bought soft caramel squares, unwrapped
  • 5 to 6 cups vegetable oil, for frying

Directions

  1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together sugar, buttermilk, butter, and eggs until thoroughly combined. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until a smooth dough forms.
  2. On a lightly floured work surface, pat dough flat and lightly flour. Roll out dough to a 1/3-inch thickness. Cut into rounds with a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter (to lift rounds from work surface, use a thin spatula). Reroll and cut scraps. 
  3. Place a caramel in the center of each round, pinch dough closed around it, and gently roll into a smooth ball.
  4. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Fill a wide shallow bowl with 1 inch sugar. In a large heavy pot, heat 4 inches oil until it registers 350 degrees on a candy thermometer. In batches of 4, fry doughnuts 5 minutes, turning once with a slotted spoon and adjusting heat as needed. Transfer doughnuts to prepared sheet; let rest 4 minutes. Roll in sugar to coat. Serve immediately. 

64 comments:

Lauren said...

These sound absolutely phenomenal! I'm going to have to try this out. Very soon.

Thanks for coming by my blog to say hello!

And happy Saturday Sharefest!

My name is PJ. said...

Tummies are happy, brains are releasing endorphins and seratonin, and arteries are clogging everywhere....

honeypiehorse said...

Oh. My.

Cybil said...

These are perfectly sinful JennyMac! Thanks for sharing!

Chez Zizi said...

I think I might just die!
I have to try those, but not until Monday!
Have a great weekend.

Zizette

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Woop, you've just decided what I'm doing tomorrow. They better be good!
plentymorefishoutofwater.blogspot.com

Dual Mom said...

It's like sex in a donut...really. Wow

Pam said...

I am afraid to make these. Afraid of not stopping. Afraid of burning my mouth with molten caramel because I couldn't wait for them cool. Afraid for my thighs.

Molly said...

those look killer. Have you ever tried chocolate and bacon? Even more killer.

Vodka Logic said...

They look so great.. I'll email you my address.

xx

Erin said...

Jenny Mac---

I have to know....you surely don't really EAT stuff like this, do you? Ye of the egg whites, protein drinks, cottage cheese? Tell it to me straight.

;-)

carolineAlexander said...

Oh yum! I have been sick for two weeks and lost a couple of pounds, so chocolate donuts are just what I need to get back to my chubby self.

CatLadyLarew said...

Oh, YEAH!

Teri said...

Oh, yum.

Have a great weekend!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

JM, not sure how, but I just gained 5lbs reading this post.

THANKS.A.LOT.

They look amazing!!!

Eva Gallant said...

I think you are on a mission to make us all fatter while you stay slim and trim! Not nice! lol

sheila said...

Can only admire from afar...too many root canals, lol

ModernMom said...

OH these sound sinful!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

OK- I am NOT coming back to this blog on Saturday...after the Grilled Choco Sandwich NOW you are telling me that Doughnuts and Caramel come together in a happy marriage of 20lbs on my back side?????

WHY? WHY are we not neighbors so you can make these beauts for me at my beck and call???

I am STARVING for these now!!!

JenJen said...

mmmmmmm

Myya said...

I think that this just may be my next big O!!! :)

GunDiva said...

You know, this isn't very nice to do to us LIBers. It's the Lose it Bitch challenge, not the Gain it Bitch challenge.

Just as soon as the scale starts moving in the right direction, I'm trying these!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

YUM!!!

Just Breathe said...

They sound delicious. My husband doesn't let me fry food, he HATES the smell. So maybe the next time he is out of town I will try these and it's his loss!

Herding Cats said...

A-MAZ-ING!

Kristina P. said...

Oh, wow.

T!nK said...

My thighs are going to come after you with a deep frier.

Melissa B. said...

I re-tweeted this for you this morning. Sounds downright delectable AND dangerous!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I so want those right NOW!!! Can you send them airmail??

Blythe said...

Oooh those sound delicious!

blueviolet said...

I can't even believe how good these sound!!!!!

Jenny said...

Delicious :) Oh and I added my e-mail to my profile ;)

Laura Trevey said...

The perfect thing to make while we are watching the snow outside today!

Becky the Design Lady said...

Thank God I do NOT have any caramels in the house.
Now if someone would just hide my car keys...

amy said...

That IS food porn. Like a food orgasm.

The Sharer said...

Eating, rock and rolling, and givin stuff away! Busy JennyMacinator!

Sorry I missed to say Happy Anniversary!

S

Leah Rubin said...

I may have to double up on my Lipitor. But it will be worth it.

YUM-O!

Secretia said...

Too delicious looking. Oh, what the hell, I am wearing stretchpants all weekend, so screw it, I'll make some!

secret agent woman said...

Those sound decadently delicious.

Marguerite said...

These look sinful! Sinfully good, that is! Congrats on your blogiversary!

janis said...

OMGosh! Sinfully delicious! I love you~for yummy recipe. I hate you~for killing my diet!

injaynesworld said...

How many calories if I just lick the computer screen?

Dustjacket Attic said...

Don't do it to me honey, no way. I love caramel...come on!
xxx

Matty said...

DANG!

I got all the ingredients out tonight to make the chocolate sammies. I'm reading the directions and it said to wrap the bread around the bars. I'm like..."oh noooooo". Instead of buying chocolate bars, I mistakenly got morsels. I didn't look at the recipe close enough. Back to the drawing board, or in this case, the store.

Kate said...

OH I'll have to try making these some day - do you think they would work without chocolate? To be fair it will probably take me a few small kitchen disasters first....

Kate xx
http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com

Brian Miller said...

i am gaining weight just reading this...

Dumblond said...

I swear you are trying to kill me!
Caramel is my favorite thing EVER!

CRY said...

Being that I am trying to keep my girlish figure I will pretend to eat one with a nice warm cup of coffee without the guilt!
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Damn!! Food porn is the best kind of porn!!
xx

Lisa and Laura said...

You need to send this recipe to Dunkin Donuts stat. I don't have the patience to make donuts, but I'd definitely pick up one of these bad boys with my morning latte.

carma said...

talk about super tasty!!

Jenny said...

Ummm... where is the danger warning on this post! Yum.

Kristin said...

Holy decadent heaven. Those sound AMAZING!

Ms. Salti said...

I'm going to pretend I never saw this post!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

REALLY you have to be kidding me! Why must you do this to me? I just looked at myself in a full length mirror and jumped back. I swear off sweets and then open my email for this!

Oh man here I go running to the cupboards to see what I have. Thanks a lot Jenny, and here I thought we were friends ... LOL :)

Big Boops said...

You are not even playing around are you!

Liz said...

Oh, if only I spend time in the kitchen doing anything more than toast and coffee and packing lunches...yum.

Kato said...

I do not think I have ever been happier, as I am at this moment.

Thank you, thank you JennyMac. You have captured my heart!

magda said...

OMFG. Are you kidding me? Will you please stuff one in a ziploc inside(or instead of) the bag when you send it my way?

Summer said...

Holy mother of all things yummy! Those look DELISH!!! I may have to make those tonight....for dinner..haha...

Working Mommy said...

These look so tasty!! Could you deliver them ;-)

~WM

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

I think I died and went to chocolate heaven.

koopermom said...

Yum! Those look awesome. Probably not too kind on the weight watchers points, though I bet!!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I like chocolate and caramel so bet I'd think these were yummy!

Congrats on your SITS day!