Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Breakfast For Dad + Mini Doughnut Recipe

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  Make Dad feel like a king!
 We love giving practical homemade gifts whenever possible. There is nothing better than a thoughtful heartfelt gift someone has spend thought and time putting together for you.This is the perfect way to show Dad how much you love and appreciate him, and to make him feel like a king on Father's Day! 

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  What We Used: Coffee, fresh strawberries, milk and chocolate mini doughnuts
{ recipe below}, fresh cut flowers,King for a Day Coupon Book.
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Time To Bake:  These are so cute! Love anything mini! Have fun and enjoy!

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This recipe is from Sprinkle Bakes. We adjusted it to our liking by:
adding a tad more buttermilk as we found the batter too stiff, and for the glaze, we added 1-2 heaping tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to make a chocolate glaze. Please note: these are "baked" doughnuts and not fried. Therefore, you will have a more cake like texture but they are good!

Vanilla Bean Baby Doughnuts {{ from Sprinkles Bakes}}
 Adapted from Sur La Table

Yield: 5-6 dozen baby donuts

Doughnut batter:

2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp. butter, melted
Seeds from one vanilla bean

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In large mixing bowl, sift together all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract, vanilla seeds and butter and beat until just combined. Spray doughnut cavities with cooking spray or brush with butter.  Fill each donut cup approximately 1/2 full.

Bake 5-8 minutes or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan for 4–5 minutes before removing. Finish doughnuts with vanilla glaze. Doughnuts are best served fresh.
Vanilla glaze:

1 cup confectioner’ s sugar
1 tbsp. milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
4 drops of liquid blue food coloring
White nonpareils

In small bowl, stir together sugar, milk and vanilla extract until sugar is completely dissolved. Add food coloring and stir until color is uniform.  Use immediately to glaze doughnuts.  Sprinkle on nonpareils.

Bakers Tips:

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 Heather from Sprinkle Bakes suggests that you fill a piping bag with the doughnut batter and pipe it into the doughnut pan cavity to keep things less messy. We purchased our mini doughnut pan from  When filling your tray, it only takes two go rounds in each cavity with the batter to give you a nice product without spillage.

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We hope you are inspired to think about whipping up a breakfast in bed tray for Dad this Father's Day!
                                                            Remember, keep it Homespun!

                                                       O Lord, you are my God;
                                                       I will exalt you and praise your name,
                                                       for in perfect faithfulness,
                                                      you have done marvelous things,
                                                      things planned long ago.
                                                       Isaiah 25:1

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  1. wow looks love love

  2. LOVEEE this breakfast for dad and the recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

    Would love if you linked up with us too at

  3. I've been wanting 1 of those doughnut pans forever! And now, thanks to you, I am completely craving a doughnut :)

    If you get a chance tonight, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" blog hop. There's a weekly award for the best post! :)

  4. I bet he loved it! That is such a nice thing to do.

    thanks for linking up with Fun for kids Friday.
    Have a Great Weekend!

  5. Wow! Such an awesome idea. Those donuts look PERFECT, seriously.

  6. I love donuts! I'll have to try this out. :)(Came over from Sugar Bee Crafts) New follower. :)

    Just started my own link up party over at

    Would love to have you link up. A giveaway is involved. :)