Chef Karen: It’s Fall……. 2 things that certainly make Fall a great one are: Apple Cider and Apple Cider Donuts. When I think of those tasty Fall treats, I’m taken back to my days of living in Michigan. So, I was quite happy when I came across this recipe. The thing I’d say is to make sure you have the donut pan. I had a hard time finding one but victory ensued and I bought 2 – one for me, one for Chef Jonathan. Once you find your pan, go to town making these donuts. The recipe is easy; it can be found here: Baked Apple Cider Donuts and I really like these because they are baked and not fried in awful oil! I consider them to be health….ier 🙂 i did double up on the spices. I felt it wasn’t enough for the recipe. I also left off the frosting and went right for “dipped in cinnamon sugar”. These were a definite hit and a great addition to my Fall memories. I’ll make them, again.
Chef Jonathan: First off, I have never baked donuts before so this was a first for me, but I think this is a great recipe for donuts of any kind. Simply change the seasoning and frosting and you can create any combination you prefer. I couldn’t find any apple cider yet at my local market, so I increased the seasoning a bit of the cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. I also over-glazed and over-sugared the donuts because, well why not eh? I also love the idea of baking in the oven as opposed to deep-frying, it’s not only healthier, I actually find it easier and less messy. Again, I think this is a great recipe for donut first-timer like myself, and I will definitely be using this recipe again.