OLD FASHIONED DONUTSI LOOOOOOVE Old Fashioned Donuts. A simple glazed old fashioned donut is my favorite donut ever. I love the texture and flavor so much. The best part about these delicious donuts is that there’s no yeast involved, so they̵…
This post is sponsored by Kroger. We never get dressed up and go out on Valentine’s Day, but we do like to celebrate at home. I will always support a day that celebrates love, flowers, and chocolate. Count me IN! This year, we are going to celebr…
This post is sponsored by Kroger. We never get dressed up and go out on Valentine’s Day, but we do like to celebrate at home. I will always support a day that celebrates love, flowers, and chocolate. Count me IN! This year, we are going to celebrate with a fun Valentine’s Day Breakfast Board. The…
Making mornings better with alllll these cherry donuts. I’ve wanted to make these for years and finally! Here they are! Today is unofficially but officially national donut day! I think it was started by Dunkin a few years ago? Either way, I’m into it! For today’s donuts, I made what is probably my favorite donut […]
Making mornings better with alllll these cherry donuts.
I’ve wanted to make these for years and finally! Here they are!
Today is unofficially but officially national donut day! I think it was started by Dunkin a few years ago? Either way, I’m into it!
For today’s donuts, I made what is probably my favorite donut of all time. If you follow our adventures in northern michigan, then you know that every summer we wait and wait for cherry donuts. They are the best ever. My favorite – nothing compares. Except maybe apple cider in the fall, but you know.
Cherry in the summer for sure! Yes.
So I made ‘em!
I even went as far as actually frying them, which I rarely do these days because KIDS, and they are worth it. So so so worth it.
Of course, that comes with its own set of issues – you have to pretty much each the donuts right after frying. I always think of the donut experiment in The Five Year Engagement when it comes to fried donuts. And the people who would eat the day old doughnuts before the new ones were delivered.
Sort of like that, these need to be eaten soon after making to enjoy the fresh, cakey bite.
Though I must say that I have been known (in fact, all of my family has) to eat the cherry donuts on vacation for a day… or even two… after we buy them.
YES I’m admitting it.
They are cakey and wonderful and can actually hang for a day or two!
Oh and here’s the other thing – for that classic cherry flavor, you have to use maraschino cherries. If regular maraschino ingredient lists freak you out, try these merry maraschino cherries. We LOVE these and have been using them for years. Perfect for cocktails but also desserts.
Another ingredient that helps with flavor is cherry extract. It’s not totally necessary, but it does make these extra cherry-like and delish.
We aren’t sure yet if we will get to go on that family vacation this year due to the pandemic, but if we do, I might go in and ask for the secret cherry donut recipe to compare!?
Oh and I almost called these manhattan donuts. You know, the cherry and the bourbon! There is just a touch of bourbon in the glaze, and if you don’t drink or don’t want to use it, you can use all cherry juice!
Donuts for everyone!
Cherry Donuts with Bourbon Glaze
Cherry Donuts with Bourbon Glaze
- 1 cup maraschino cherries, stems removed and chopped (I like to get 2 (14oz) jars, to have cherries for serving them
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or cherry extract! - or both!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
- 1/2 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- vegetable or canola oil or frying
cherry bourbon glaze
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
- 1 tablespoon bourbon
- Whisk together the milk, butter, cherry juice, egg and vanilla extract until combined.
- Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, then sift it into the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add in the milk mixture and pour it into the dry ingredients with the mixer on medium speed. Mix until combined, about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the chopped cherries into the dough and mix until combined. The dough will be sticky but you want it to start to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
- Place the dough on a floured surface. Roll it out until it’s about ¼ to ½ inch in thickeness. Use a round biscuit cutter (about 2 ½ inches in diameter) to cut out rounds. Use something smaller, like the wide end of the frosting tip, to cut out the center. Place the dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
- Heat the oil in a pot fitted with a candy thermometer over medium heat until it reaches 375 degrees F. Add 2 to 3 donuts at a time and cook until golden about 2 minutes per side. Remove the donuts with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to drain excess grease. Repeat with remaining donuts.
- Dip each donut in the glaze and let them sit for 5 minutes. Eat!
cherry bourbon glaze
- Whisk together the ingredients until a smooth glaze forms. If it’s too thick, add more cherry juice 1 teaspoon at a time. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time, whisking after each addition. Dip each donut in the glaze and place it on a wire rack or parchment paper to set.
Plus, they’re pink!
I posted a photo of these S’mores donuts on Instagram today and they got quite a nice reception, so I decided to put the recipe up here on my site. Donuts can be time consuming to make, they are best eaten immediately, and they will cause an enti…
I posted a photo of these S’mores donuts on Instagram today and they got quite a nice reception, so I decided to put the recipe up here on my site. Donuts can be time consuming to make, they are best eaten immediately, and they will cause an entire home to smell like fry oil for a day or two, so I don’t always turn to them (especially on hot summer days), but, I mean, they are delicious, and sometimes one just has to go for it. I have been making cookies for 9 months straight, so I thought they would be a nice change of pace. I didn’t regret my decision. If you are looking for donuts a little less complicated and not so indulgent, I have Raised Mini Donuts and Raised Donuts with Chocolate Glaze on my site as well. S’mores Donuts I used the recipe for my Raised Mini Donuts, cut them into 2 in [5cm] pieces, and used the large end of a small plain piping tip to cut out the holes (a smaller biscuit cutter or the small end of a funnel will also work). While the donuts were still warm, I rolled them in toasted […]