Ready for a long stretch of seasonal desserts??? We sure hope so. PUMPKIN EVERYTHING! If you are tired of never being able to go on the internet without seeing something pumpkin related, then we are sorry. It will be over soon. Just give us 2 months out of the year, okay? TWO MONTHS.
Hi! Lindsay here. We have been going to pumpkin farms every. single. weekend, and I will be the first to admit that I went a tad overboard at the pumpkin patch. I felt like I needed to buy every single pumpkin and gourd. And I think I actually did buy them all. I came back home with my hands full of bags. “Oh, did you go grocery shopping for things we actually need to survive?” “Uh, no. But I got all these pumpkins and gourds, so the apartment is going to look really great!”
And does the apartment look great? Yes. Yes it does. Very festive. Thank you for asking.
I recently bought a standard sized donut pan. YAY! We already own a mini donut pan that we used in our FIRST BLOG POST EVER, Mini Cake mix donuts. As much as we love anything miniature, we have been dying for a regular sized one. So I bought one, and I love it. So get ready for a million bajillion donut recipes. Is that cool?
Since it is the season, I decided to start the donut journey with some pumpkin ones. AND since everything is better with a crumble on top, I added some crumble on top. AND THEN, since everything is also better with a drizzle of something drizzle-y, I also drizzed some drizzl-ey stuff on top.
The first drizzle is a pumpkin spice glaze. Super easy to make. Sugar, milk, pumpkin spice, vanilla. Bam. Then, since I had 4 cups of chocolate ganache in the fridge (because EVERYTIME I make chocolate ganache I make way too much) I decided to drizzle some of that on a couple of the donuts as well. You don’t have to. They are perfectly delicious with just the pumpkin spice glaze. However, I strongly encourage you to live your life and drizzle the shit out of it. DRIZZLE YOUR LIFE. Does that makes sense? No? Am I weird? Yes. Strong yes.
Are there also a butt load of pictures in this post? Yes. Is that annoying? I hope not. It was my first photography endeavor in the new apartment and I’m trying to figure out the best set-up.
It looks like I need to de-sectionalize the sofa, push the 2 halves in opposite directions, completely roll up the rug and move it out of the way so I can ROLL MY KITCHEN ISLAND THAT I ASSEMBLED MYSELF into the living room and push it up next to the window (While the back falls off every time because I had to super glue it on and the super glue is super not glue-y), then lug all my supplies from the kitchen, to the photo station in the living room. THEN pull the couch forward a little bit and use the back of it as a chair because we have ZERO chairs in our apartment. The struggle goes on and on…but it is what it is. Moral of the story: blogging is not always easy and glamorous.
OK, back to the donuts. These are great because instead of having to heat up a disgusting amount of oil in a pan and fry each donut while dodging flaming hot oil spitting at you the whole time, you just bake these bad boys and they are just as satisfying as a fried donut. Are fried donuts delicious? Yes. I want to live in a pile of donuts. But baked donuts are just easier. They are also a tiny bit healthier. If that is something you care about.
So, put on some stretchy pants, make these donuts and sit on the couch and do nothing except binge watch something on Netflix. Because Fall is here and you deserve it.
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Recipe adapted from Baker By Nature