Brown Butter Baked Donuts and a Cronut

It’s fun to have a treat once in a while. Sure there is almost always a baked good in my house.  But I mean something we don’t normally have and we get only once in a while. In my neighborhood, we have an amazing bakery, Piro’s, and an amazing coffee shop, Heavnly Donuts.  both of these locations get an occasional visit from Matt or I.  Where am I going with this?  On a recent Sunday morning, Matt suggested that I go get us breakfast treats from Heavnly Donuts.  I chose to make them instead (and I didn’t really feel like going).  And I made Brown Butter Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze by Joy the Baker.

These donuts are incredibly easy to make.  And if you don’t have one, I highly recommend getting a donut pan to make your own.

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The batter makes six donuts which is perfect.  It is not necessary to have extra donuts hanging around.

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Of course the donuts are good as is.  But what fun is a donut without some sort of topping?  Bring on the chocolate glaze and chocolate jimmies.

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Make sure you check out the recipe and treat yourself with these donuts!

While we are on the topic of donuts, have you heard of the Cronut?!  It’s a donut and croissant combined and it’s a big thing right now!  You can read all about it here. I have been dying to try one and have been searching for a fairly simple recipe to try and make my own.  But I was just at a mall I don’t go to very often.  I was doing the walk as fast as I can to get out when I walked by Crumbs Bake Shop. I stopped dead in my tracks because not only was it a new bake shop I had to check out, there was a huge sign for “Crumbnuts” in the window.  I got the one with cinnamon and sugar.

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It’s pretty big.

IMG_4649And it’s pretty delicious.   I asked Matt how he would describe the taste compared to a donut and he said it is more buttery and custard like.  I would have to agree.  As good as it is, this is definitely something that I will have once in a great while!  I wouldn’t say this is part of a balanced breakfast (not that donuts are any better)!  I still want to try and make them so I will let you know how it goes when I do!

2 thoughts on “Brown Butter Baked Donuts and a Cronut

  1. Those donuts look really good 😉 I also love joy the bakers blog and her recipes and will try this one soon too !! Since I live in Europe and haven’t found a shop selling them yet I haven’t had the chance to try cronut a but after your description I will search for one more carefully because it sound so good 🙂

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