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Lemon & Thyme Old-Fashioned Donuts

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Donuts 2 Comments

Lemon Thyme Old Fashioned Donuts are made with lots of egg yolks and sour cream and fried at a lower temperature to help get that crackly donut top! They are tangy, herbacious, slightly sweet, and so good with a strong cup of coffee! I have to tell you, these donuts were quite the feat. The reason they were quite the feat is that the first time I made them was quite traumatic. Let me start at the beginning. I am the kind of baker/chef/person-in-everyday-life that likes to just make it work. In my real world job, where I am a …

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Cinnamon Cake Donuts with Cinnamon Glaze

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Donuts 4 Comments

This fried cinnamon cake donut recipe results in donuts that are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy in the middle. The donuts are glazed with a simple cinnamon glaze after frying. These are a nice change to the traditional old fashioned cake donut.  My husband and I are in the middle of a very necessary clean eating detox. And I didn’t even have to force it on him! He even kind of suggested it. My refrigerator and stomach has been filled with more fresh fruit and veggies than I know what to do with. AND there is no chocolate in …

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Glazed Yeast Donuts

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Donuts, Yeast Breads 24 Comments

Donut shop style classic glazed yeast donut recipe. Use the basic sweet yeast dough master recipe so that you can have hot fresh donuts right at home!  Do you call them donuts or doughnuts? I go back and forth on this. I can’t ever decide. I feel like doughnuts sounds more old fashioned (which is an obvious pull for me) but donuts sounds more causal and I think fits the feel of these babies more. Thoughts? Discuss… I have been making my sweet yeast dough master recipe a lot lately and playing around with various recipes that can be a result …

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Cake Donuts with Chocolate Ganache

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Donuts, Sweets 17 Comments

Old fashioned fried cake donut recipe dipped in rich chocolate ganache and topped with colorful sprinkles! These donuts are light and fluffy and flavored lightly with cinnamon.  Good morning! I can’t even tell you how excited I am to get up in the mornings right now. It’s even hard for me to go to sleep at night! Because all I can think about is all these exciting things happening with the blog and VRAI Magazine and I can’t wait to start my day everyday to get to work. We made the decision very recently that I would work for myself …

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Classic Cream Puffs

Baker Bettie Choux Pastry Techniques, Donuts, Pate a Choux, Sweets 94 Comments

Learn how to make cream puffs from scratch using the basic pate a choux pastry. Fill with chantilly cream or pastry cream.  Soooo…. That whole Pate A Choux thing is still going on over here at Baker Bettie headquarters. I hope that’s okay. I know I’m cool with it, even though my thighs aren’t. But seriously, the more I play with this pastry dough, the more obsessed with it I am getting. Check out the rest of the Pate a Choux and All it Can Do series here: How to Make Basic Pate a Choux Eclairs with Espresso Glaze and Cinnamon Whipped …

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Homemade Beignets with Pate a Choux

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Choux Pastry Techniques, Donuts, Pate a Choux, Sweets 29 Comments

Learn how to make pate a choux beignets. The classic choux pastry is fried and becomes light and airy fried pastries. Cover in powdered sugar and devour alongside a cup of strong black coffee! Fried dough. I mean… Can you really go wrong? I would argue not. There is just something magical that happens when you drop dough into a hot bath of fat. Magical and delicious. We’re on to Episode 3 of Pate a Choux week! Beignets! And I feel I need to have a disclaimer on these because some people from New Orleans (or Nawlins) might get a little …

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Eclairs with Espresso Glaze and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Choux Pastry Techniques, Donuts, Pate a Choux, Sweets 13 Comments

 Learn how to make eclairs at home using the classic pate a choux batter. Pipe the shells, bake, fill, and glaze or frost! These are eclairs filled with cinnamon whipped cream and glazed with an espresso glaze! Welcome back to pate a choux week! If you just tuned in, I posted a tutorial yesterday about pate a choux, what it is, how to make it, and a brief overview of all the glorious treats that can be a result of knowing how to make it. Check out that post first then get your booty back over here for some eclairs! …

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Puff Pastry Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar and Bourbon Glaze

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Donuts, Fall 13 Comments

Puff pastry donuts with cinnamon sugar bourbon glaze are made from frying pieces of puff pastry. The inside turns out flakey and airy and they are just so incredibly easy to make! Yesterday Baker Bettie turned two. I can’t believe I have already been at this for two years. We sure have come a long way since that first post. At times it has been stressful, and exciting, and overwhelming. But it has always been amazing. And I have never once wanted to stop. That is a big deal for me. I am an ideas person but I rarely follow …