Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pie Donuts (Sorry for taking so long with this one)

Alright, so I am really late on putting this up, but by the amount of interest my simple mention of these delightful treat created, I thought I would still do the post.

I stumbled across these on CakeSpy one day, and decided I had to try making them. I don’t eat cooked fruit, but they looked like fun. Now they had made a banana filled Pie Donut and while that was great, I know my H has a soft spot for peaches, and seeing as how I still had some packets of frozen peaches from the large peach deliver summer 08, I decided to try peach donuts!

I used the same recipe for the pie dough as Cakespy, and it worked well (I did have to add a little more liquid to get a rollable consistency).

1 can of peach slices drained (I used a packet of frozen peaches I had prepared myself, but it is the same)
Cinnamon to taste (I used about 1 tsp)

Cut the peaches into small cubes, this can be done with a fork and doing a rough mash of the slices. You still want some small chunks, not a puree.

Mix in the cinnamon, and leave sit while you roll out the dough.

The recipe can be found here.

I rolled out the dough, and then cut it into strips about 7cm wide for you Canadians (My ruler was in cm, but I think that is about 1.5 inches), and experimented with different lengths. I found the shorter ones worked best, as longer ones made donuts that were big in size, but floppy as they were a little skinny.

Next fill with you filling:

Don’t add too much or you won’t be able to close the dough around it.

Close the dough around the filling wetting the edges of the dough so it sticks together and pull around into a circle.

Next Deep fry the donut until brown and crispy. Drain on a paper towel.

I topped mine with a simple vanilla icing.

Mine don’t look as pretty as Cakespy’s, but everyone really like them and I am getting asked all the time when I am going to make more now, by people who have had them and people wanting to try them. They were less work than I thought going in and fun to do, but not something I am willing to do on a regular basis.