gone back to work after a long break. I made these donuts for Canada Day but
because I am back to being crazy busy I have not got around to posting them
any Holiday – Canadian or not. I used Whistler Brewing Company Pale Ale to make
these but you can use any brand of Canadian beer you like. I wouldn’t sub anything else for
the beer – it helps the donuts texture as well as the flavor and without it
they just won’t be the same.
Donuts (Maple and Canadian Beer Doughnuts)
Glazed Donuts (HERE). You make them the exact same way EXCEPT you are
going to use 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup maple syrup instead of the 1/2 cup
sugar. ALSO use 1 tsp maple extract instead of vanilla and Canadian beer
instead of the Irish beer.
instructions in the link provided above and you will get beautiful puffy
scary part so be very careful around the hot oil!
When they are all made and you are ready to
glaze then prep your Maple Leaf Cookies. Remove as many cookies halves as you
have donuts – these are going to sit on the donut.
Crush up the remaining cookies fairly small.
Whisk the glaze until smooth. Dip a donut top into the glaze,
lightly shake off any excess, and then set the glaze side down into the crushed
cookies. Press gently and then flip over. Press a Maple Leaf cookie half on top.
(If it doesn’t stick then use a little glaze as “glue”.)
Cookies are so good – it’s like you’re getting 2 treats in one with this!
it makes a fair amount. I always figure if you’re going to go through all the
trouble of making donuts you might as well get a few! You can freeze these bad
boys if they don’t all disappear right away.
perfect for Canada Day or celebrating all summer long!