Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Vegan Mofo: Cider Donuts


one of my favorite things about the fall is going apple picking. when i was younger, apple picking always meant a drive out to one of the farms a little further north and west. there were farm smells mixed with the smell of the fallen leaves and hay and apples and cider and always always always the inevitable cider donuts.

last year, nowheykatie posted her apple cider donuts based off this recipe. from what i remember, she just replaced the liquid in the recipe with apple cider. just make sure you have fresh yeast for these. the first batch i made (the ones you see in the pictures below) came out beautifully, but when i made them with michael a few weeks later, we must have used some older yeast because they never rose and they were greasy and awful. so go out and buy new yeast!



8 comments:

Jes said...

Oh my lord, those look good. Donuntastic!

Paula said...

holy shit! Those look super crazy good!

I used to get these donuts in Julian, CA where I would go apple picking. I think they were cinnamon donuts with chocolate glaze. I would eat them with apple cider, which is why I thought of them just now. I am totally inspired to make donuts.

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Beautiful donuts!

Amey said...

ooooooooh.
I really want to make friends with someone who will make me vegan donuts! I'm afraid that if I ever made them, I'd have trouble eating them after frying them. If someone else made them though, I could feign ignorance!

Jeni Treehugger said...

WOW!! Those look so good.

Tofu Queen said...

those look and sound ridiculously good.

terry said...

Hello those are the most perfect looking donuts ever. Stop making me want donuts!

kittee said...

dear god, esme. these look so good. do they taste really apple-y? i have a real soft spot for apple juice/cider and especially hard cider. i love it like the teet.

xo
kittee