St. Patty’s Day Donuts

St. Patty's Day Donuts

St. Patty’s Day Donuts

It’s official, you can’t pinch my blog!  We are dressed in green and delivering breakfast with our St. Patty’s Day donuts.  Can I share a secret with you? I am really bad at making cake balls but in the process I discovered I enjoy making donut holes. My favorite part about these super fun St. Patty’s Day donuts is that they are really easy to make. It’s nice to make something easy once in a while.  You don’t need to mess with melting chocolate. You don’t need to worry about them falling off of a stick. Just bake and cover with Kilbeggan Whiskey glaze.  Yes, that’s right, whiskey glaze.

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Let’s get started with a few of the items that you will need to make these addicting donuts. One of the things that you will need is a cake pop maker.  I debated between buying the Nordicware cake pop pan or the Baby Cakes Cake Pop Maker.  I decided to go with the Baby Cakes Cake Pop Maker because of the ease of use for the price.  Price was awesome as well, I used a coupon at Bath and Body and ended up getting it for $15.  Most recipes make about 36 to 48 a cake pops. You would need to buy quite a few Nordicware pans for that to bake them in the oven all at once. You don’t want cake batter to sit for a long time because they ingredients begin to activate. The Baby Cakes Cake Pop maker has a similar issue, but the cake pops only cook for 4 minutes in comparison to 15-18 minutes. Then you would need to reload the nordicware pan and bake the next set.  The other item that you will need that you may not have around the house is Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey. I love getting the mini bar size. These can be found at your local liquor store but I like to get mine at Bevmo.  These little bottles are the perfect size for cooking and they are not overly expensive.

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St. Patty’s Day Donut Holes with Whiskey Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached flour {King Arthur Flour}
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup fine sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Lorann’s Butter Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • Green Food Coloring

Directions:

  1. Combing dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to combine. Set Aside.
  2. Let butter, milk, half and half and eggs come to room temperature.
  3. Place milk and half and half in a pourable measuring cup. Add food coloring till you get the color green you prefer.
  4. In your stand mixer bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Approximately 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. If you do not have access to Lorann’s butter vanilla just use 2 tsp. of pure vanilla
  5. Slowly add flour mixture into the batter in three separate additions alternating with milk on the lowest speed. End with the flour mixture.
  6. Scrape down the bowl. Beat for about 15 seconds to let the batter come together.

 

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  • If you don’t have any plastic pastry bags just use a Ziploc freezer bag. I like freezer bags because they are a thicker plastic.
  • fold the mouth of the bag over the cup
  • spoon the batter into the bag
  • take the outside edges of the bag off the cup and tie with a twisty or rubber band
  • you will have to refill the bag three or four times

 

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Filling the Baby Cakes Maker

  • Snip the bottom of your pastry bag with scissors
  • fill the baking reservoir till just about half full
  • cover and cook for 4 minutes.
  • pop the cake balls out onto a plate to cool

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Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey Glaze

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 or 4 tsp. Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp.warm half and half
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of warm water depending on how thin you want to make the glaze.

Directions:

  1. Melt butter slowly on stove top.
  2. In a medium/large bowl pour the butter on top of confectioners sugar. Whisk till combined.
  3. Stir in vanilla and whiskey and warm water
  4. Place cake balls in the glaze.
  5. Cover completely. Place on drying rack.

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Alright, humor me, what is your favorite St. Patty’s Day dessert?  I am still debating whether or not I am bad mother because my son starting popping these donut holes left and right. Three teaspoons of whiskey is harmless, right?

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “St. Patty’s Day Donuts

  1. I make Guinness Chocolate cake and Guinness Ice Cream with dark chocolate chunks. I’m not a stout drinker, but the magic of the malt flavor is amazing in sweet treats.

  2. I cannot wait to make these! Thank you for sharing your recipe, sweets!!! I usually make grasshopper pies, green oreo truffles and a potato dish of course!! Oh and some sort of snack mix to munch on while we watch movies :)
    Lol Hmmmm….maybe you should have your son walk a straight line, recite the alphabet backwards and stand on one leg while touching his nose!!! Just for good measure ;)

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