Thursday, October 4, 2012

H2H Rock and Roll {sweet treats for fall}

Rolling right along with more challenges this week! I can't resist some rocking and rolling at the Heart2Heart challenges blog. This is always such a fun technique!

I found a great picture on Pinterest of some pumpkin doughnuts which led me to the recipe on the King Arthur Flour website. So after I baked them {and sampled a few} then I thought of this week's challenge and how fun it would be to package these up as a fall gift for someone.

The Nature's Vein stamp set was the perfect choice for the rock & roll technique. After all, the fall leaves are never just one solid color, but vary in the yellow's, orange's, green's and red's.

For the top of my jar, I simply cut a brown paper bag into a large circle. I stamped it with some background dots in chocolate ink. I wrapped it together with some twine and a stitched orange ribbon bow.

You can click on the link above to get the pumpkin doughnut recipe. It originally suggest baking the doughnuts in a special pan in the oven. I don't have a special pan, but I do have the cake pop maker, so my doughnuts became holes! Here's a few tips I've learned through trial and error.

This is my cake pop maker, got it on sale at Kohl's.
 Rather than using a spoon to fill the holes, I place the batter in this handy
Tupperware cake frosting container, which I've had for years now!
So much quicker and cleaner than the spoon method.

See, quick and clean!

After they have baked with the lid shut for 2-3 minutes I use the little prong tool
to flip them over. The bottom of the machine cooks at a higher heat than the top.
I believe they now sell this machine with a handle so you can rotate it.

When they are baked to a golden color, drop them in a bowl of cinnamon and sugar until well coated.

They are super moist and full of flavor. Be sure to try this recipe this season!

P.S. I'd like to say Thank you to the folks at King Arthur Flour for pinning the picture and recipe. This is a fabulous recipe that I will be making again and again. I saw another pin that stated "Pinterest is just electronic hoarding", so funny, sadly true. I promise not to just hoard, but to try some projects, recipes and to also contribute my own art and ideas to Pinterest!


Anonymous said...

What a fabulous gift! I love everything about it and those donuts look delish. Will have to give them a try. TFS!

Karen Clark said...

Yeah, I'm already hooked on your blog!! Awesome tag, and I love to bake, so I'll be looking in on you!!

glorygirl said...

These look incredible! And the stamping on the paper bag....GENIUS!!!!

Shirley Ross, rockin' heARTist said...

I am now very hunger and totally need one of those baby cake makers. Your tag is great and the rolling technique is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at H2H

canadian_liner said...

I totally echo Shirley--Yummy treats, GREAT tutorial/tips on the baking and lovely gift tag and jar.Thanks!

Wendy Coffman said...

What a great idea! We are gluten free and I always make 'pancakes" in my waffle maker so I won't have to flip them - it totally makes sense to try GF donuts in a cake pop maker. And the jar packaging is adorable to boot.