Woo Hoo!!! It is Spiked! Recipe Challenge time again, and this time the spiked ingredient is…..
FALL BEERS! What? Pumpkin, or apple beers used to make…..? My mind went blank…again! I have already told you before that I do not drink beer, so I obviously have no idea what a fall beer would taste like or what I should make with it. Then it dawned on me…..
What if I make apple cider doughnuts, using apple ale instead of cider!!! That should work…right? So I headed off to the grocery store to speak to the wonderfully helpful employees and ask about apple beers. She didn’t even have to think about it, she immediately said REDD’S Apple Ale. Then the cute construction worker that that was standing in front of the beer cooler, wholeheartedly agreed with her. So REDD’S Apple Ale it is!
These are a cake like doughnut, that starts out rather sticky…..
I do not have an official doughnut cutter, since I almost never make doughnuts, so I used a 3 inch circle cutter and an apple corer. It seemed appropriate to use an apple corer to make the smaller hole!
Then you have your choice of toppings, you know me and choices. We have the glazed version shown above, or the cinnamon sugar coated version…..
I prefer the glazed version, and so does my camera. I had a heck of a time trying to get it to focus and take a picture! These doughnuts DO NOT taste like beer at all!! When they are still warm, the apple flavor is more prominent than it is the next day. They are delicious and disappeared very quickly! Even though I chose apple, I am sure that these would work just as well with a pumpkin ale! Oooh, maybe I will try those next.
***Update: I WON!!! That’s right, these delicious Apple Ale Doughnuts won the Spiked! Recipe Challenge!!! Thank you so much Carrie and Julie! I can’t wait to see what the featured spirit is in November.
Apple Ale Doughnuts
|Prep time||1 hour, 10 minutes|
|Cook time||10 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 20 minutes|
|Meal type||Breakfast, Dessert, Snack|
- 1 cup apple ale (can substitue apple cider)
- 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk (1/2 cup coconut milk + 1 teaspoon vinegar)
- oil for frying
- Apple Ale Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons apple ale (or apple cider)
- Cinnamon Sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
This recipe will be partying at these link parties, and was featured here!