This might come as a surprise to my readers, but I have some friends in high places*. They have come in really handy lately.
Incident #1: I saw on pinterest that there are candy corn M&Ms in the world. I searched for them mercilessly. Then, I made a call (ok, actually a text) to my friend at Wrigley, and bam. Candy corn M&Ms. Best day ever.
Incident #2: Get this: there is a Wilton tent sale. I got the heads up on this from my friend who works there (hi, Denise!). This tent sale is complete madness. People (read: me) fighting old ladies in puffy paint sweatshirts for $3 doughnut pans. Luckily, I emerged with said doughnut pan underarm.
The doughnut pan has been waiting months for its debut on the blog. I searched for a lot of doughnut recipes and they all seemed so… complex. I knew I needed to break into doughnut-ing with a simple recipe, or else this baby would end up collecting dust in the
microwave cabinet. So I made cheater’s doughnuts. They are easy and delicious!
Cheater’s pumpkin spice glazed doughnuts, makes about 16 doughnuts depending on your doughnut pan
-One box Trader Joe’s pumpkin bread mix
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1 cup water
For the glaze:
-1/4 cup powdered sugar
-1 T milk (I used almond milk)
-1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the oil, water and eggs with a whisk. Add the bread mix.
Fill up your doughnut pan about half way with mix.
Bake for about 14 minutes (this varies based on your pan – mine holds 6 doughnuts but if yours is bigger or smaller, cook times should be adjusted).
While doughnuts are cooking, mix the glaze ingredients together in a shallow bowl with a whisk. Once the doughnuts are done, allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Allow to cool another 5 minutes. Dip the doughnuts one at a time into the glaze and then return to the wire rack.
Wrap these up and bring them to your hungriest friends in high places.
*by high places, I mean food-related places. They get me food and food accoutrements. I love them.