Mocha Donuts with Peppermint Glaze

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Donuts  make me happy. And these donuts are good. Not just good, better than good. They are heaven. A floating-on-the-clouds kind of heaven. The donuts have the softest interior, and I sometimes forget that they’re baked, not fried. Paired beautifully with the richness of chocolate and a faint flavour of coffee, these are amazing. The glaze is my favourite bit of these donuts. Cool, fresh and earthy, the mint brings everything together perfectly.

Recipe adapted from Kelsey – the farmer’s daughter

Ingredients:

For the donuts:
  1. ⅓ cup brown sugar
  2. 1 egg
  3. ¼ cup melted butter
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. ½ cup milk
  6. 2 teaspoons vinegar
  7. 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  8. 1 tablespoon hot water
  9. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  10. ¾ cup flour
  11. ⅓ cup cocoa powder
 For the glaze:
  1. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  2. 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  3. 2 tablespoons milk
  4. 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
Method:
  1. In a bowl, add the sugar and egg. Mix well.
  2. Add the melted butter and vanilla, and mix.
  3. Add the vinegar to the milk and set aside for about 5 minutes, then add it to the egg mixture.
  4. Dissolve the instant coffee in the hot water, and then add to the batter.
  5. Sift the baking soda, flour, and cocoa powder.
  6. Fold in the dry mixture to the wet until just mixed together.
  7. Transfer to a greased donut pan.
  8. Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes.
  9.  Cool the donuts before glazing.
  10. For the glaze, add all of the ingredients in a bowl.  Mix well.
  11. Dip donuts in glaze and enjoy!

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