The Daily Mixer

Peach Doughnuts April 18 2012, 1 Comment

As promised here is my delicious peach doughnut recipe. I've tried a few different baked doughnut recipes in the past and so far this our family favorite. Unlike previous attempts these doughnuts turned out really moist and seemed to closer resemble a fried doughnut. I've been trying out more vegan baking recipes lately because Josh is allergic to dairy and eggs, so these doughnuts happen to be vegan. Bake some for your vegan and non-vegan friends alike, nobody will be disappointed!

If you are a fierce doughnut fan you may have a problem with baked doughnuts. Is a doughnut really a doughnut if its baked and not fried? Well I'm not entirely sure, but considering that I don't personally find home doughnut frying very appealing and these are so very yummy, I'm calling them doughnuts. Delicious doughnuts!

With custom colored glittery peach sprinkles..
peach doughnut
and birthday candles.
peach doughnut
Very yum!

Peach Doughnuts
Make 6 Standard Size Donuts

Dry Ingredients:
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Pinch Cinnamon

Wet Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Soymilk
1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
2 TB Applesauce
4 TB Smart Balance
3-4 Drops Peach Flavoring Oil

Combine dry ingredients and whisk to mix thoroughly. Combine wet ingredients in a small sauce pan and stir over low heat until smart balance is melted. This mixture should NOT get too hot, just warm enough for the smart balance to melt. If the mixture gets too hot, let it cool before moving on.

Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined. Because this mixture does not contain eggs you can taste a little bit of the batter to see if it has enough peach flavor. Keep in mind that the doughnuts should have a subtle peach flavor and the glaze a more intense peach flavor. Go ahead and add more peach flavoring oil if you think it needs it, just a couple drops at a time. A little really does go a long way when it comes to flavoring oil!

Grease your doughnut pan really well with cooking spray. These doughnuts are so moist that if your doughnuts stick to the pan at all they may rip while trying to remove them. Fill each doughnut pan cavity with batter up to about 1/4" under the rim. Its better to under-fill, rather than over-fill when it comes to baked doughnuts. If you over-fill your doughnuts with have an unsightly ridge around the middle of them. I like to call it doughnut muffin-top, and its not so pretty.

Bake for 12 minutes at 350º F. You don't want them to brown, but you can use the toothpick test to judge doneness. An inserted toothpick should come out clean. Once done, invert over a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and carefully nudge them out if they need help. I don't recommend cooling them on racks because they are just so moist that they tend to sink into the cooling rack.

Now your ready to set up your glazing station! Set up a bowl for the glaze, then a bowl of sprinkles, and lastly a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Peach Glaze
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tbs Soymilk
4-6 Drops Peach Flavoring Oil
2-4 Drops Peach Gel Paste Coloring
1/2 Cup Sprinkles (click here for a Custom Color Sprinkles tutorial)

Whisk soymilk and powdered sugar together. Add the peach coloring a drop at a time until you love the color. Add the peach flavoring oil 2 drops at a time until you think it has just the right amount of peach flavor.

Dip the the nicer looking side of your doughnut into the glaze, let some drip off, then dip glaze-side down into sprinkles. Transfer to your parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Admire your pretty doughnut for a moment, then repeat with the remaining doughnuts.

♥ greta

Recipe adapted from Vegan Yum Yum's Mini Doughnut recipe.

Blueberry Smoothie March 02 2012, 0 Comments

A morning smoothie with a fun paper straw is a staple in our house. My go to favorite is 1 banana, frozen blueberries, vanilla yogurt, and milk because its yummy and we always have these things on hand. I don't know about you, but I am not a morning person. Little things like fun straws in colorful smoothies seem to make mornings so much more enjoyable!

We carry 30 different colors and patterns of paper straws in packages of 24, or bulk packages of 100 for parties and events.  We also carry assorted packages if you want to try them all!

♥ greta

Maple Cinnamon Pumpkin Seeds November 03 2011, 0 Comments

This is what I did with our pumpkin seeds this year.. really delicious!  Every year I'm the only one who eats them so I was looking for a way to jazz them up.  Maple syrup and cinnamon did the trick.

I packaged them up in Glassine Bakery Bags and sealed them with Maple Bakery Labels to share them with a few lucky family members.

2 cups pumpkin seeds (washed and patted dry)
2 tb maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients together and spread into a single layer on the cookie sheet. Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheet before storing or packaging. Some parts will be a bit gooey, others will be crunchy. Yum!

Packaging Supply List
• Glassine Bakery Bags 1/4LB
• Maple Bakery Labels

♥ greta

Happy Apple Sandwiches October 20 2011, 0 Comments

If these don't make you smile, I don't know what will! Pretty adorable and just in time for fall. We made our Happy Apple Sandwiches using apple butter and almond butter. It was a very yummy combination!

♥ Supply List
• Apple Cutter
• Black Edible Ink Pens
• Jumbo Royal Icing Eyes

♥ greta

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♥ NEW ♥ Push Pop Containers June 30 2011, 5 Comments

Sorry we have been away so long.. more on that later.  We are in LOVE with our new Push Pop Containers!  Our first batch flew off the shelves, but have no fear, there are more on the way!  You can fill them with so many different yummy things.. cake, brownies, cookies, candy, pudding, ice cream, and more.  Layers of goodies between frosting looks so pretty!  They even come with a lid!

I made the above cake push pops by punching rounds of cake, from a sheet cake, using a circle cutter from our Round Circle Cutter Set.  I then layered yummy frosting between the cake and topped with sprinkles.  That easy!

Olive and I also made a few by layering frosting and mini cupcakes..

Um.. yes.. they were a hit!

We also carry them in mini size!

Our Mini Push Pop Containers are perfect for really rich treats because they only hold a few bites.  Somebody has got to make some fudge push pops stat!

♥ greta

Sprinkle Dipped Wafers December 13 2010, 2 Comments

We LOVE projects like this!  A yummy treat that packs a big colorful punch, for not a whole lot of effort.  If you’re ever looking for a really easy treat to make, we highly recommend dipping things in chocolate!

To make these cuties line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.  Melt your candy melts in a microwaveable plastic bowl on 30 second intervals until melted.  It usually only takes 1 minute.  Make sure to not over heat them or they get thick and un-useable.

Brush any loose crumbs off your wafer cookies so your chocolate doesn’t get full of crumbs.  Dip your wafers into the candy melts, then lightly scrape any excess off the bottom of the wafer on the side of your bowl.

Now sprinkle!  Place on your cookie sheet and let dry for at least a few hours.

Supply List
• Pink Wafer Cookies
• Orange Candy Melts
• Tiny Heart Sprinkles
• Yellow Non-Pareils
• Waxed Paper