Last week I talked a little bit about presents that were actually useful and thoughtful. Now I want to take a second to touch on how important it is to treat yourself as well. What some of you may not know is I went to school for fashion design and worked in lingerie for a small period of time before I decided to try and break into the food world. One thing that I have always really valued and appreciated was good quality under garments. Sizing and quality you find in department stores is always so flawed and disappointing. As someone with a bit of a bigger bust sometimes I really need the support and comfort that you just can’t find in a lot of mass produced brands. I have always loved treating myself to that perfect bra, and that perfect baked good.
I also just really think indulging is so important! Eating and lingerie are two of my favourite things, and they should both be embraced and celebrated together. You should feel sexy when you’re down to almost nothing, and you should never ever feel guilty for grabbing that donut. Just remember there are always healthier options for things, like this recipe. But, if you still want that deep fried boston cream that’s ok too! I’m not the boss of you. As long as you treat yourself and feel great afterwards that is all that matters.
When my friend from Betty Felon Fashions reached out to me to do a collaboration together I got excited. She custom makes all her beautiful pieces and each one is unique and lovely. There is nothing better than shopping locally to find that perfect gift for yourself! We’ve decided to do a give away that will include her donut print longline bralette, a silicone donut baking tray, cacao powder, gluten free flour, vanilla extract, and a bag of monk fruit. The perfect wee kit to get you on your way to making these donuts for yourself while you lounge around in the bralette of your dreams.
Head over to my Instagram or hers, follow both of us and tag at least two people in one of our photos for your chance to win! we will be drawing the winner on the December 22nd. Have fun baking!
Makes 6 medium donuts
– 1 flax egg (1 tbs ground flax, 3 tbs water)
-3/4 cup bob’s red mill 1:1 gluten free baking flour
-1/4 cup cacao powder
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp ground ginger
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 cup monk fruit
-1/2 cup + 1 tbs nut milk
-3 tbs melted coconut oil
-1 tsp vanilla
-3 tbs melted coconut oil
-2 tbs maple syrup
-Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease your donut tin if necessary.
-Prepare you flax egg by mixing the flax and water and putting aside for 5 minutes.
-In a larger bowl, whisk together the flour, cacao, cinnamon, ginger, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
-In a smaller bowl combine the flax egg, milk, melted coconut oil, and vanilla.
-Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well a spatula until well combined.
-Pipe into tray using a piping bag(or in my case ziploc bag) until each cavity is 3/4 filled.
-Bake for 15-18 minutes until firm or a knife comes out clean.
-Let cool for 10 min before removing donuts to cool more on a cooling rack.
-For the glaze, melt the coconut oil and add the maple syrup.
-Here’s where it gets a little tricky. You have to make sure it is the right texture by letting it harden up just enough. I like it looking a little crystallized so I placed the bowl in the fridge until it cooled enough to become a thick texture that clung to the donuts. If it hardens too much you can always pop it back in the microwave or double broiler and start again!
-When it gets to the right texture dip each donut in and cover to your desired amount. Sprinkle with your choice of toppings!