I knew National Donut day was coming up, thanks to Wixey's bakery, they've been posting all week.
I have been really wanting to try a cronut and thought puff pastry would probably work. I was right.
I started with the recipe I'd previously used for puff pastry from "Not Without Salt," I'm sure you can find that post around here somewhere.
However, I didn't want to use up all the butter in the house and I only had salted. Gasp. I know.
But you know what? It worked.
1 C Flour
1 Stick + 6 Tbls Salted butter, cut into chunks
1 pinch of salt
2-3 T cold water
Pulse the flour, butter and salt until combined and lumpy, add the water and pulse until a dough forms that looks like this:
Dump it out onto a floured work surface, and using a floured rolling pin, roll it into a big rectangle. Fold in thirds. Repeat twice. Then refrigerate for 40 minutes. Repeat the rolling and folding three more times. Chill for another 40 minutes, then roll it out and use it! I cut my doughnuts with a biscuit cutter and a knife for the middle.
Fry in 350 vegetable oil for 15 seconds per side or until it starts to lightly brown.
For the glaze:
melt 3 T butter in the microwave
add 1 C powdered sugar and 3/4 T vanilla
then add hot water until you reach the desired consistency, mine was about 2-3 T.
Noah wandered into the kitchen and said, "What are those?!" and took two.
He just came in and said, "I want a number three donut."