Chocolate glazed donuts are a big weakness for me. I just love them. I have pretty strong opinions about glaze to donut ratio, as well as the age old question: Sprinkles or no sprinkles? Having a preference, let alone a strong opinion about either of these just goes to show I eat too many donuts.
And it's almost Valentine's day. Holidays must be celebrated with donuts, right?And so these are heart shaped donuts. But that's not all! The chocolate glaze contains a special ingredient that adds just a touch of, dare I say it, romance. (I said it, I said it!)
You might be thinking, "Emma, I don't have time to make donuts. Most of your recipes seem to take hours once you allow time for the dough to rise. I'm busy! Even though I do love donuts and think you're a total genius to add wine to the chocolate glaze."
Man, you are so complimentary today. But also, since these are biscuit donuts, they take less than thirty minutes to make, start to finish. You're welcome.Chocolate + Red Wine Glaze, makes about 2 cups.
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup red wine (any kind you like, so you can drink the rest 😉
2 tablespoon light corn syrup
3.5 oz. dark chocolate
2 cups powdered sugar
In a small pot melt together the butter and wine over low heat. Add in the corn syrup and chocolate. Stir as the chocolate melts so everything will blend together. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time. And here's why these take no time at all to make: They are made from canned biscuits. Use cookie cutters to cut out your donut shapes (got mine in the dollar bins at Target!). Fill a dutch oven or heavy duty pot with 2-3 inches of oil (I used vegetable). Heat the oil to 350°F. I prefer to use a candy thermometer to monitor the oil. Fry the donuts for about 1 minute on each side. Remove to a bed of paper towels to soak up any excess oil. Once the donuts are cool enough to handle dip them in the glaze. Top with sprinkles. You can use any leftover chocolate glaze for dipping fruit (like strawberries or apple slices) or top ice cream for a red wine sundae. Yum! And if your'e in the mood for baked donuts instead of fried I thought these looked pretty good. Enjoy. xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman
The baked doughnut recipe that you linked did not work out the greatest, but I will have to try these fried ones the next time 🙂 The glaze was still killer on the baked doughnuts though!
Nice blog wine with choclate..
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one awsome tip for does with out thermometer for the oil, put a woodenspoon in the oil if it bubble around it it’s hot enough
My daughter loves your blog and your store and everything…. So of course, she made these donuts for her book club at college this week! She thinks death by chocolate is the way to go:
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I made these for breakfast this morning, and my boyfriend and I declared them a new Valentine’s Day tradition! Thanks for sharing your tasty creativity!
Do you bake the biscuits before frying them? or just fry the dough?
Do you bake the biscuts before frying them?
I’m making these tomorrow before my hunny goes to work. I don’t have a candy thermometer- thanks for the doughnut hole test tip!
Amazing, can’t wait to try these!! I do have two questions. Would substituting soy butter make that much of a difference and would yoy suggest filling them?
Looks amazing. It would be great at my next party as snacks. Would be nice taste to have the wine mixed with the cookie. Cheers to the recipie…!
Can you substitute corn syrup for anything else? Thanks 🙂
I’m not so sure about the wine… haha, but they look amazing!
You ARE brilliant for keeping them under 30minutes, thank you! I’ve never made a doughnut, so perhaps this shall be my first attempt!
This looks delicious! I will have to attempt a gluten-free version.
You had be at chocolate. But with red wine. I die.
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I will be making these for valentines day because my boyfriend and I have been really good about our new Flexitarian diet. Meaning we are pescatarian during the week and maybe chicken or beef on Saturday or Sunday. We enjoy the healthier lifestyle but I think this treat is needed to provide positive reinforcement 😉 I will be visiting this post again to let you know how it turned out!
Oh yummy!! Will be trying this out for sure!
Bravo Emma! You made donut making easy for all of us. I love red wine in anything. I must try this.
these look AMAZING!! and so easy too. def gonna have to give them a go!
These look so delicious and special and decadent…. pinning and trying for sure!