Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

Exactly fourteen months ago, Sam and I worked on a project — homemade donuts. I made the dough, she did the cutting, the frying and the frosting. Tonight, we had homemade donuts again but Sam did them all by herself. And hers, based on a recipe by Alton Brown, were so, so, so much better. Softer and fluffier.

And the frosting? Ah, the frosting. That’s the thing about anything homemade — you can be so generous with the amount of frosting and the donuts will still come out cheaper than commercial ones. The frosting for tonight’s donuts and donut holes — dark chocolate ganache with sugar glaze…

Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

… marbled dark and white chocolate ganache…

Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

… dark chocolate ganache drizzled with white chocolate ganache…

Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping
Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

… some were even topped with shaved dark chocolate.

Did I say that Sam did everything? All I had to do was take photos and eat. And, well… I voluntarily washed all the bowls and plates and knives and forks… And that’s okay. That’s quite okay. It’s not everyday that Speedy and I get to eat donuts that good. In fact, Speedy said we will never ever buy commercial donuts again because Sam’s are so much better. And that’s not a father’s bias. The donuts were really, really delightful. Don’t look for the recipe here — like I said, Sam followed a recipe by Alton Brown. As for making ganache, perhaps, I’ll write a tutorial about that soon.

How many donuts have I had? Who’s counting? Well, I had more donut holes than donuts. Sam was serving them to us by the plate while Speedy and I were watching a movie and I was just popping them into my mouth. And we still didn’t finish them all. Sam reserved several donuts to bring to the condo; I packed a couple for Alex who is busy with Aladdin currently on stage at the Meralco Theater.

  • emyM

    Wow….this is torture…..I wanna eat donuts right now

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      hehehe I almost couldn’t eat dinner after eating so many donut holes. :-P

  • ice

    Hi Ms. Connie!

    The donuts look good! I’ll try it soon…

    Would you know the grams of each packet of yeast?

    Thanks!

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      Sam used 2 tsps. of instant yeast.

  • jing

    MS. CONNIE WHERE CAN I BUY YEAST? OR INSTANT YEAST? IS IT AVAILABLE IN ANY GROCERY STORES?

    TNX

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      Yes, it is.

      Something wrong with your caps locks?

  • http://saltforvanilla.wordpress.com Cath

    Connie,

    If you would know,please tell me the difference between very active dry yeast and active dry yeast? (I’m hoping they’re the same thing but I really did read it right in a recipe: very active dry yeast.)

    The first doughnut recipe (I think) you posted is still my favorite and has become a staple at home but i’ll try this new one by Sam’s.

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      You can Google the info, Cath. The difference is scientific rather than culinary.

  • http://saltforvanilla.wordpress.com Cath

    Thanks Connie, I did already :D , I was just too excited when I was reading the comments and your post.