Chocolate glazed donuts are a big weakness for me. I just love them. I have pretty strong opinions about glaze to donut ratio, as well as the age old question: Sprinkles or no sprinkles? Having a preference, let alone a strong opinion about either of these just goes to show I eat too many donuts.
And it's almost Valentine's day. Holidays must be celebrated with donuts, right?And so these are heart shaped donuts. But that's not all! The chocolate glaze contains a special ingredient that adds just a touch of, dare I say it, romance. (I said it, I said it!)
You might be thinking, "Emma, I don't have time to make donuts. Most of your recipes seem to take hours once you allow time for the dough to rise. I'm busy! Even though I do love donuts and think you're a total genius to add wine to the chocolate glaze."
Man, you are so complimentary today. But also, since these are biscuit donuts, they take less than thirty minutes to make, start to finish. You're welcome.Chocolate + Red Wine Glaze, makes about 2 cups.
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup red wine (any kind you like, so you can drink the rest ;)
2 tablespoon light corn syrup
3.5 oz. dark chocolate
2 cups powdered sugar
In a small pot melt together the butter and wine over low heat. Add in the corn syrup and chocolate. Stir as the chocolate melts so everything will blend together. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. And here's why these take no time at all to make: They are made from canned biscuits. Use cookie cutters to cut out your donut shapes (got mine in the dollar bins at Target!). Fill a dutch oven or heavy duty pot with 2-3 inches of oil (I used vegetable). Heat the oil to 350°F. I prefer to use a candy thermometer to monitor the oil. Fry the donuts for about 1 minute on each side. Remove to a bed of paper towels to soak up any excess oil. Once the donuts are cool enough to handle dip them in the glaze. Top with sprinkles. You can use any leftover chocolate glaze for dipping fruit (like strawberries or apple slices) or top ice cream for a red wine sundae. Yum! And if your'e in the mood for baked donuts instead of fried I thought these looked pretty good. Enjoy. xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman