Green velvet donuts

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In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day I decided khổng lồ whip up a quick batch of something green & festive.

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I read somewhere that originally the color blue was associated with Saint Patrick. He used the three leafed shamrock lớn explain the Holy Trinity khổng lồ non-believers. Eventually over time, shamrocks & the color green became synonymous with the Irish holiday.


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To be honest, I’m not really sure who St. Patrick was or what we’re supposed to celebrate. But any day that promotes people to be happy, joyous, & encourages gatherings is fine by me.
When I was younger, arriving to lớn school without wearing green was unacceptable. Even wearing the tiniest shamrock sticker could save you in the playground. St. Patrick’s Day was basically a day of pinching, devouring green sugar cookies, và searching for four-leafed clovers during recess.
Then as soon as you hit 21, this day becomes associated with corned beef, cabbage, and heavy drinking; Its all about the bar/pub crawls và the all day happy hours.
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Rather than drinking pints of alcohol, I’ll be partaking in the consumption of a lot of green sugar. I’ll be taking these delicious little Green Velvet Donuts to lớn parties this weekend. This is simply a red velvet cake that has been dyed green.

When I lived in Chicago, I was so eager to lớn see the Chicago River dyed green for this holiday. Its funny how the ordinary can become so extraordinary with just a little change of color.

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No matter how you celebrate this Saturday, I hope its a good one.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!


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Green Velvet Donuts:1 cup all-purpose flour1 một nửa cup cake flour2 Tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder1 Tablespoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt1 cup buttermilk, room temp1 Tablespoon distilled trắng vinegar1 50% teaspoon vanilla extract1 cup unsalted butter, room temp1 50% cups granulated sugar2 large eggs, room tempgreen food gel paste, as needed for desired color
Cream Cheese Glaze:3 oz cream cheese, room temp2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, room temp1/4 cup confectioners" sugar, sifted2 Tablespoon whole milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven lớn 350 degrees F. Lightly grease mini donut pans, or butter and flour cake pans, or line muffin tins.
Whisk together flour, cake flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift all dry ingredients. Phối aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Showroom eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
On low speed, địa chỉ cửa hàng dry mixture in three additions, alternating with wet ingredients. Showroom desired amount of green food gel paste. After all ingredients have been added, continue to mix on high tốc độ until batter is smooth.
If making donuts, transfer batter khổng lồ piping bag with small tip. Pipe batter khổng lồ fill donut cavity until half full. Bake for 10-15 minutes until donut springs back when touched. If making cakes, divide batter between two pans. Bake for 30 minutes until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean
Cream together cream cheese and butter until well combined. Add confectioners" sugar. Showroom milk và vanilla. Beat until smooth. Showroom more sugar khổng lồ have thicker glaze, địa chỉ cửa hàng more milk for thinner glaze.
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