Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Hello Shorelies! How are you?? I'm sad that I haven't been posting as much lately -- I miss you here but work has been a lot and figuring out how to balance both has been a bit of a struggle for me lately...any bloggers out there ever feel like that?

It's been a beautiful fall here in Connecticut and there is nothing I love more than the fresh brisk air outside and being cozy inside with my family :) With all of the crazy from everyday, I managed to get in a little kitchen therapy over the weekend and try out a new recipe I found online for apple cider donuts. I adapted them into into baked apple chunk donuts and they were so simple and super delicious - our family and friends couldn't believe they were homemade!

I found the original recipe from saidshesaidhe blog:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed (I didn't have any so I used maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg (didn't have any so I left this out)
1/3 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups apple, peeled and cored, bite size pieces

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Whisk flour, baking powder, sugars, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl.
3. Add cold chopped butter and cut the butter with the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. (I used a few pulses in the food processor)
4. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the milk. Fold in the chopped apples.
5. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and stir (but do not overmix).
6. Fill greased donut pan about 3/4 full.
7. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
8. Unmold each donut gently and lightly brush with melted butter.
9. Dunk in a bowl of sugar/cinnamon mix.

SO yummy!! I highly recommend. 

Oh, and I used something like these donut baking sheets:

which you can buy from target :) 

What are your favorite fall times? 


  1. My hubby just brought home two donut baking tins from Sur La Table and a box mix to make donuts. I will definetly try this recipe because I love to bake from scratch.

  2. These look absolutely delicious.... I must try. Now.... what are the chances of finding a donut pan in Switzerland? :)