Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sugar-Crusted Turmeric Chili Stoneground Cornmeal Donuts

never not donuting.
Sugar-Crusted Turmeric Chili
Stoneground Cornmeal Donuts.
oh, the things you can donut (verb).

This may be hard to believe, but up until fairly recently, donuts didn't interest me much. It was an ill-conceived donut birthday cake project that first stirred something deep inside. The cake was an unmitigated disaster, but it's construction did require the purchase of a certain specialty kitchen item. I expected to use it only once, maybe twice, and then leave it to collect dust on a high shelf somewhere.
Best laid plans...
Not to get all swept up in pastry-based hyperbole, but owning a donut pan has 
It was a seismic shift with a hole smack dab in the center.
A new mission, clear as day-- everything in donut form, 
whenever and wherever possible.


baking weather.

Sugar-Crusted Turmeric Chili
Stoneground Cornmeal Donuts
(makes one dozen)

Adapted from my Turmeric-Chili Stoneground Corn Muffins recipe. 
Because DONUTS.

1c all purpose flour
1c stoneground cornmeal
1/3c unrefined sugar
1Tbsp baking powder
1tsp finely ground sea salt
2tsp chili powder
1tsp turmeric

2Tbsp ground flax seeds
6Tbsp boiling water
1c non dairy milk
1/4c melted unrefined coconut oil + a little extra for greasing the donut pan
1tsp apple cider vinegar

3-4Tbsp extra sugar
1Tbsp crushed red pepper


stop it, winter.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together flax seeds and boiling water. 
Set aside until mixture is thickened and gelatinous.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
Add flax seed mixture, milk, coconut oil and vinegar.
Stir until well combined.
Spoon batter into lightly greased donut pan, filling each mold about 2/3 of the way.
Sprinkle a pinch or two of additional sugar and a tiny shake of crushed red pepper 
over the tops of each unbaked donut.

Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned and tester inserted into the 
center of each donut comes out clean.
Allow donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before flipping out onto cooling rack.

Turn donuts sugared side up to cool.

better than snow.

how we donut.

1 comment:

  1. Wow,Right up my ally you R ! I followed your recipe except I ground my own whole wheat and corn flour and the chili peppers were some crazy hot peppers that were to hot to eat so they all dried up in the basket. Don't touch your eyes ! You have so many great ideas I can't wait to try ! Thanks I'll tell my friends about you!