Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

casaveneracion.com 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…

casaveneracion.com Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

… marbled dark and white chocolate ganache…

casaveneracion.com Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

… dark chocolate ganache drizzled with white chocolate ganache…

casaveneracion.com Donuts and donut holes with white and dark chocolate ganache topping

casaveneracion.com 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.

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  1. says

    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.

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