Deep fried, no roll doughnut holes made with coconut milk, filled with lime curd, then rolled in a coconut glaze and topped with toasted coconut flakes.
Do you ever have those oh crap moments? Something that stops you in your tracks, and makes you think long and hard about life? You get all weepy and sentimental. Before you know it you are bawling your eyes out.
I had one of these moments on Sunday. Something major happened that has had me walking around with my head on backwards. I can't seem to stop worrying and obsessing over this little ground breaking, life changing event. Want to know what my oh crap moment was?
I found a gray FREAKING hair. Then that one lead to a whole bunch of them. You guys...I'm not even 30 yet. As if I don't feel tired, cranky and old every day as it is (thank you kids!) I am now starting to look the part.
I swear to god it was just yesterday that I was driving around in my hunk of junk Toyota, wearing my MUDD jeans, blasting DMX. (Yes I listened to DMX, all the cool white girls did) How did I go from 16 to a tired graying mom of 3?
"I'm slipping, I'm falling, I can't get up" (DMX, in case you are too young to remember 1998)
Quick someone install a phone next to the tub so I can call for help if I slip. This has me completely wigging out!
Luckily for you and for me, I have Doughnut Week to preoccupy my mind.
These are pretty simple, no roll, no mess, no fuss. You scoop the batter into hot oil and fry. Fill with lime curd and toss in glaze and top with coconut.
- 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 3 tbs baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- Oil for frying
- 8 limes
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 12 tbs unsalted butter
- 1 tbs coconut milk
- 1 cup King Arthur Flour's Glazing Sugar
- 1 cup King Arthur Flour's Toasted Coconut Flakes
- Heat oil to 360 degrees.
- In a mixing bowl combine the coconut milk for the doughnuts with melted butter and the eggs.
- Once combined mix in flour, salt and baking powder.
- Using a cookie scoop or tbs, drop dollops of the batter into the hot oil. Fry about 3 doughnut holes at a time for about 3 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Remove from oil, and place on a paper towel to drain oil.
- Allow to cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile prepare you curd filling.
- Place a medium pot of water to boil.
- In a metal mixing bowl combine eggs, with the juice and zest of your limes.
- Mix in sugar.
- Place bowl over the top of the boiling water, this creates a double boiler.
- Whisk the mixture constantly until it has thickened and coats the back of a spoon.
- Slowly add in your butter 1 tbs at a time until it is all incorporated and melted.
- If the mixture has any lumps, pour it through a fine sieve.
- Place in the refrigerator until cool.
- To fill your doughnuts, remove a small area on the side to create a hole.
- Using a pastry bag, pipe curd into the centers.
- In a bowl, prepare glaze by whisking glazing sugar with coconut milk.
- Quickly toss filled doughnut holes in glaze, place on a wire cooling rack and sprinkle evenly with toasted coconut flakes.
- Allow the doughnuts to sit so the glaze can harden, or dig in and get sticky fingers!
* King Arthur Flour sent me some items to try out as well as donated a bunch of stuff to a super fun giveaway below. In this recipe I used their flour, glazing sugar and their toasted coconut flakes. The glazing sugar is much like confectioners sugar... but far better. The glaze I made for these doughnuts hardened up nicely giving them that crackly shiny coating you see so often on glazed doughnuts. The coconut flakes are awesome. I love these because I so often burn coconut while I am toasting it. I don't know why I have issues with this simple task, but I do! This coconut comes toasted and is great to sprinkle on baked goods or of course doughnuts! *
Also be sure to check out the recipes my friends are bringing to Doughnut Week today!
Nutmeg Nanny~ Chocolate Orange Baked Doughnuts
Wanna Be a Country Cleaver~ Classic Bismark with Vanilla Cream
Table For Two~ Sugared Donut
Baked By Rachel~ Maple Bacon Donuts
Running to the Kitchen~ Baked Chocolate Avocado Doughnuts
Pass the Sushi~ Bourbon Bacon Doughnuts
Jelly Toast~Lemon Berry Doughnut Trifles
Farmgirl Gourmet~ Vanilla Baked Frui-doo Dougnuts
Be sure to enter in this big giveaway below sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Red Star Yeast and Cabot Cheese!
Follow the directions listed on the widget and leave a comment telling me you entered!
King Arthur Flour is giving away 1 bag of all purpose flour, a bag of glazing sugar, a bag of toasted coconut flakes, some Vietnamese Cinnamon, and a doughnut pan! All the things you need to make doughnuts at home!
Red Star Yeast is giving one a winner a supply of their quick rising Platinum Yeast, a copy of the popular book Bake It Like You Mean It, an apron, an oven mitt, a dough hook, and a Red Star bread pan.
Cabot Cheese is giving one winner a fantastic assorted cheese basket, worth $75!