As we all know, people can be jerks.  Sometimes they mean to be, sometimes they don’t.  It’s nothing I can control.  Maybe you’re the jerk?  Maybe I’m the jerk?

I try hard to keep cool, but things have a way of crawling under your skin where negativity doesn’t belong.

I understand you’re battling some kind of inner struggle and this is your way of coping.  Or maybe it’s something else bugging you.  Please excuse me, I’ll just step aside while your righteous high horse passes by.  Do you feel better?  Good.  I do too.  Let’s move on.  Let’s move on to donuts…

They’re fun to make and fun to eat.  Do something that you like.  Do something that you’re good at.

Baked Double Chocolate Donuts from Simplified Feast

Baked Double Chocolate Donuts

Recipe slightly adapted from Buns In My Oven

Yield: 10 donuts

Ingredients:

For the donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Method:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and baking soda.
In a small bowl, whisk together the vanilla, egg, sour cream, milk and oil.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
Spoon in a greased donut pan.
Bake for 8 minutes or until the tops spring back when you touch them.
Let the donuts cool on a wire rack before spooning on the glaze.

To make the glaze:  Put the chocolate chips and agave in a small bowl.  Heat cream in microwave on 50% power for 3 minutes.  Pour hot cream over chocolate and whisk constantly until smooth.  If consistency is too thin, wait 10 minutes and glaze should thicken on it’s own.

Note:  A muffin pan can be used if you do not have a donut pan.  Fill cups half way full with batter.

Enjoy!