Cinnamon doughnut holes with caramel dipping sauce

#BrunchWeek continues with sweet sugar-covered fried donut holes, served with three dipping sauces: caramel, chocolate, and blackberry.

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Donut Holes with a Trio of Dipping Sauces #BrunchWeek


In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the milk và the yeast. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, until foamy bubbles appear. địa chỉ cửa hàng the flour, ⅓ cup of the sugar, the salt, và the eggs. Using the dough hook, stir on low speed for about a minute, or until the forms a cohesive ball. Continue to stir on low speed for another 2 khổng lồ 3 minutes to develop the gluten (the structure that prevents the cooked dough from collapsing). địa chỉ the butter, a piece or two at a time, letting the butter incorporate into the dough before adding more, as the mixer continues on low tốc độ for another 5 or 6 minutes. Lay a sheet of plastic wrap on a clean surface, and scrape the dough onto the plastic. Size in a disc, then wrap tightly in plastic. Refrigerate overnight. Let the dough sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Lightly flour a clean work surface, then roll the dough into a rectangle about ½-inch thick. Use a floured round cutter, 1 ½ inches in diameter, lớn cut as many circles as close together as possible. Place the cut circles on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap, and let sit in a warm place for 2 khổng lồ 3 hours, until doubled in kích thước and puffy. Fill a Dutch oven with 2 to 3 inches of oil. Mix of medium-high heat và warm to 350 degrees F. Place the remaining cup of sugar in a shallow dish or bowl.

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Carefully drop the dough balls, 2 khổng lồ 3 at a time, into the hot oil, and cook until lightly browned all over, flipping halfway through cooking. Use a slotted spoon lớn remove the donuts from the oil and place on a mesh cooling rack. Continue with the remaining dough balls. Once the donut holes are cool enough lớn touch (but still warm), roll them in the sugar, & replace on the mesh rack to lớn cool completely. Make the caramel sauce: melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. địa chỉ cửa hàng in the brown sugar và cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar melts. địa chỉ in the heavy cream, và cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes, until the sauce is thick & bubbly. Remove the caramel from the heat & stir in the vanilla & the salt. Pour into a 6-ounce ramekin & allow to cool until just warm lớn the touch. Make the chocolate sauce: place all of the ingredients in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously until the chocolate has melted và the sauce is uniform in consistency and glossy. Pour into a 6-ounce ramekin. Make the blackberry sauce: warm the jam in the microwave for about 30 seconds on high power, or just until melted. Stir in the water. Pour into a 6-ounce ramekin. Serve the donut holes on a plate, with the three sauce ramekins for dipping.

Adapted from Epicurious


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Disclaimer: Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Bob’s Red Mill, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, California Walnuts, Dixie Crystals, Grimmway Farms/Cal-Organic/True Juice, KitchenAid, Le Creuset, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Pacari Chocolate, Stonyfield Organic, Vidalia Onions, and Woot Froot for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples & product lớn use for #BrunchWeek. All opinions are my own.