Pumpkin Beer Doughnuts

by Kiran on October 29, 2013 · 88 comments

in Baking, Desserts

I just figured out another AWESOME reason for not owning a TV or cable — chances are scary, loud and spooky ads that usually creeps me out this time of the year is practically non-existent.

If you ever meet me anywhere, please come and say Hi but don’t creep up on me all of a sudden, with a tap on the shoulder. That truly freaks me out! Sudden sound and movements gets me startled all the time.

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The Husband giggles whenever I let out a scream during a very suspenseful scene in a film. Gosh, I’m a baby. Horror, suspense and a tap on my shoulder or sudden movements is not my forte.

Not at all.

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Baked pumpkin beer doughnuts with a generous dip of chocolate glaze and a good dash of sprinkles however, is definitely my forte. Heck, it should be everyone’s :D

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Makes 12 doughnuts

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar (reserve 2 tbsp)

Wet Ingredients (at room temperature):

  • 1 egg white, whisked to soft peaks
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin beer
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree

Chocolate glaze:

  • 4 oz bitter-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin beer
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease donut pan with some non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk, add egg white and beat on medium until foamy. Increase speed to high and continue whisking to form soft peaks. Set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, add butter, 1/3 cup pumpkin beer and milk. Microwave until butter melts. Add 2 tbsp sugar and yeast. Stir to combine and set aside for at least 5 minutes to allow yeast to bubble.
  4. Meantime, sift all dry ingredients into a medium bowl.
  5. Once yeast has bubbled, add pumpkin puree and stir. Combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Gently stir just until combined. Do not over-mix.
  6. With a spatula, fold in whipped egg white into batter. Avoid over-mixing at this point.
  7. Evenly fill batter into donut pan and bake doughnuts in the oven for 12 minutes.
  8. Remove doughnuts from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes, before removing it completely to cool on a cooling rack.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare chocolate glaze by using the double-boiler (bain marie) technique. Stir chopped chocolate and pumpkin beer over a pot of hot water until concoction slightly thickens. Add butter and stir until fully melts and glistens. Glaze is ready once it coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat.
  10. Once doughnuts are completely cooled, dip it into warm chocolate glaze and generously add some sprinkles. Place doughnuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to allow glaze to set.

 

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Hope you have a spooky-suspense-horror free Halloween with delicious spreads to celebrate!!

Are you easily spooked out or startled, especially this time of the year? Don’t tell me you are one of those who LOVES Horror flicks? Yikes!

 

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1 Jeanette October 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM

These are adorable Kiran – love the whole wheat flour you snuck in ;)
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2 Natasha @ The Cake Merchant October 29, 2013 at 10:37 AM

I definitely do not love horror flicks, but I love pumpkin beer doughnuts. Especially when they’re dipped in chocolate glaze!
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3 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:53 AM

Natasha — aah, love it when our taste-bud matches :)

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4 Shema | LifeScoops October 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Your photos are just AWESOME and styling is extremely creative !!!! Loved every pics in this post…last one is really spooky !!
Pumpkin beer doughnut???….sounds good..loved the heart shaped goodies!!
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5 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:56 AM

Shema — I’m so glad you thoroughly enjoyed the photos. thanks for the feedback, friend :)

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6 Rekha October 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I just can’t get my eyes off the last pic.. that’s simply awesome Kiran. Love the doughnuts!
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7 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:58 AM

Rekha — awww, thanks so much! i’m so glad you loved the photo :)

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8 Medha October 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Your pictures are gorgeous as always! This recipe sounds absolutely amazing with those spices and pumpkin beer+puree, I am looking forward to giving it a go:)
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9 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:00 AM

Medha — thanks so much! do let me know how it tastes :)

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10 Sophie33 October 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Your hart shaped doughnuts look pretty awesome & mighty pretty too. Waw even. Yum Yum Yum too!!!!!
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11 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM

How adorable are these doughnuts! Wish I had a few right now to nibble on :).
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12 Maria | Pink Patisserie October 29, 2013 at 12:55 PM

I’m with you on the scary! Don’t need to see it thank you very much! These on the other hand, I definitely need!
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13 Monica October 29, 2013 at 1:22 PM

No scary for me either, please! I can’t watch any sort of scary movie or I’ll be scarred for life. I love seeing these heart-shaped donuts. Adorable and delicious as well, I’m sure.
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14 Ash-foodfashionparty October 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Your styling is out of the world beautiful.
What a lovely flavored doughnuts, interesting.

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15 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Ash — thank you so much, sweetie :)

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16 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com October 29, 2013 at 1:26 PM

I am not a big fan of all things scary either – but, you know what – I could be a BIG fan of these donuts!
I have been so insecure in the donut making department – so I think you should send these to me – don’t make me tap you on the shoulder lady! :)
Happy Halloween Kiran
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17 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Shashi — haha! and now, I’m afraid not sending this to you. better do it soon ;)

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18 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ October 29, 2013 at 2:02 PM

The skull in the background is pretty spooky. However the doughnuts, heart shaped and definitely mouthwatering, are all “sweet” and lovely!
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19 maha October 29, 2013 at 2:54 PM

so cute n perfectly done..love d choco layer on top..
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20 Shibi Thomas @FlavzCorner October 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Looks awsome Kiran, especially the chocolate glazed donuts ones in the last picture!!! So tempting that I feel like grabbing one from the screen :)

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21 Amy @ Elephant Eats October 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

mmmm, these sound delicious…and I love your heart shaped pan! Hehe, I dont’ think I scream out loud at horror movies but I do NOT like them.
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22 Kari@Loaves n Dishes October 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I heart these heart shaped donuts Kiran; especially since they’re cover in chocolate and sprinkles! I’ve never heard of it before but now I have all kinds of ideas for using pumpkin beer.
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23 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Kari — yay for pumpkin season :)

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24 sowmya October 29, 2013 at 3:57 PM

These looks so delicious.I am gazing at ur pics for about 30 minutes, beautiful clicks :) Pinned !!
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25 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Sowmya — thank you so much :D

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26 Coffee and Crumpets October 29, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Most horror flicks are downright cheesy, it’s hard to get scared anymore. I don’t like the feeling of being startled either, makes my tummy all jello like. But I don’t get scared watching movies or anything. If I did, I would maker sure to have a huge plate of these delicious donuts to keep me distracted.

Nazneen
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27 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Nazneen — toughie, you ;)

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28 Rosa October 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM

I am not easily spooked out and I absolutely love this time of the year which I don’t find gloomy at all… Gorgeous donuts!

Cheers,

Rosa

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29 honeywhatscooking October 29, 2013 at 4:19 PM

yum, where do you come up with these recipes? Pumpkin Beer in donuts? Who would have thought? You’re smart!
I get scared too… whenever I see the CARRIE ad, I close my eyes, but I really wanna see the movie cause I never saw the original.
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30 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:34 AM

Nisha — haha, thanks! i came up with this recipe just coz we had leftover beer in the fridge. often, leftovers can be inspiration to many recipes :)

you are brave to want to watch Carrie. i have a very weak heart.

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31 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You October 29, 2013 at 4:20 PM

What pretty donuts, Kiran! And the flavor is to make one eat them all…
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32 Consuelo @ Honey & Figs October 29, 2013 at 5:46 PM

These donuts are my forte too, aw they look amazing! I love those sprinkles :)
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33 Viviane Bauquet Farre - Food and Style October 29, 2013 at 6:52 PM

What could be better than homemade doughnuts? Ah, BEER and doughnuts, there it is! Great job with these, Kiran. They look scrumptious!
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34 Kelly October 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM

I’m terrified of those spooky trailers and ads too – they totally freak me out! These donuts on the other hand are definitely not scary but downright adorable and pretty!:) They sound delicious! And your gorgeous photos always amaze me Kiran, hope you have a great spooky-free week:)
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35 Amy (Savory Moments) October 29, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Wow – these look completely amazing! I love that there’s beer in them. The photos are quite lovely, too.
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36 Archana @ feedingthefoodie October 29, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Those donuts are Dangerous! I could never try to make them lest I eat them all :)
I used to watch horror films like they were comedy. I must say I’m less babe now. I can get scared at weird sudden moves that make me jump out of my seat.
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37 Yi @ Yi Reservation October 29, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Just stumbled upon your blog while i was visiting another blog. Those homemade pumpkin beer doughnuts look absolutely terrific! They might look spooky but i bet they are more delicious and healthier than the store-bought versions. Thanks for sharing!

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38 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:51 AM

Yi — welcome and thank you for the kind words :)

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39 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com October 30, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Kiran, gorgeous photos! Pumpkin doughnuts made with beer sound very interesting, unusual, and yummy! Even though you don’t like to be spooked, you surely did a great job composing a very spooky photo (The one where you spelled BOO over the sprinkles). :)
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40 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Julia — thanks so much! it was so fun shooting treats for Halloween. Hope you are doing great, friend :) xo

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41 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker October 30, 2013 at 1:43 AM

You had me at pumpkin beer. I would love to have these for breakfast! Lovely recipe Kiran! Have a great week my friend!
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42 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Anne — thanks sweetie. hope you are having a great week too :)

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43 Katerina October 30, 2013 at 5:24 AM

I hate horror movies and anything scary! These doughnuts Kiran are so perfect I am afraid to even tough them!
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44 Tandy | Lavender and Lime October 30, 2013 at 5:32 AM

I am going to put these in my pile of recipes to try!
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45 cquek October 30, 2013 at 6:44 AM

pls give me a bucket. i love the heart shape
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46 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Cquek — haha!

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47 rika@vm October 30, 2013 at 8:09 AM

The chocolate glaze looks so good (I can easily substitute it with vegan margarine), I want them on banana bread or even a toast for breakfast. It’s so cool that you added pumpkin beer to the glaze to provide a bit of acidic & sweet tones. Mmmm, I’m usually spooked out when someone tap me in the back, but I love horror films. Even the older horror films make me laugh, it’s funny to see how animation has changed over time.

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48 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Rika — agreed about horror films. it’s quite comical these days. but it still spooks me out :D

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49 Lan | morestomach October 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM

this recipe! this is what i’ve been searching for for our breakfast for the week. something autumn-y but not too cloying sweet and i so love the addition of the spices!

i am not a fan of horror movies, i cried in abject terror during Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Saw. BUT, i do enjoy certain kinds of thrillers, like Aliens. it’s hard for me to explain how i will reject one movie but will absolutely watch another. i also do not like being startled and have been known to go into defensive punching mode when scared.
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50 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Lan — lol! I go into defensive punching mode myself. I deem it necessary ;)

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51 Angie@Angie's Recipes October 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM

These heartshaped doughnuts are so adorable!
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52 shobelyn October 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM

I am like that too. Whenever I go down in the basement and my daughter suddenly shows up, I freaked out like crazy. It is strange because this kind of things freak me out, but spiders, worm, leeches, I can hold them like they are pets, while everybody hates them. I can just imagine how amused your husband must be looking at you screaming on horror movies. I haven’t watched horror movies ever in my life. So scary for my small frame.

The doughnuts look so delicious. And how you took pictures of them just make it more scrumptious. Blessings.
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53 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Shobelyn — how are you so fond of holding spiders, worms and leeches?! you are my hero :D

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54 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Now there’s something I’ve never seen before! Absolutely love the idea of using a pumpkin beer in doughnuts, just genius! I bet these have an amazing flavor. Thanks for sharing, Kiran!

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55 sippitysup October 30, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I won’t even watch scary movies.
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56 john@kitchenriffs October 30, 2013 at 5:10 PM

I’m not that wild about pumpkin beer as beer, but as in ingredient in bread or doughnuts? Yes, please. This looks wonderful. Super recipe, fun post – thanks. And Happy Halloween! ;-)
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57 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 30, 2013 at 6:35 PM

I’m pretty sure it would make my husband’s week if I whipped up a batch of these. Of course, I might have to sneak one or two myself too. :)
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58 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Kiersten — a must ;)

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59 Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen October 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Oh my gosh – I love these!!! I’d love to have a dozen of these right now! So adorable and they look delicious!
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60 Carolyn Chan October 31, 2013 at 3:16 AM

I love that these are baked! Almost a guilt-free indulgence!
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61 Cailee October 31, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Oh yum!! These are so cute and festive! :) Love the chocolate and sprinkles… and the fact that they are heart shaped! So fun!
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62 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Cailee — lol, thanks so much! the pan was on sale a year ago. i thought the shape is cute, compared to regular donut shape :D

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63 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 31, 2013 at 8:56 AM

I’m loving all of the pumpkin donut recipes lately! Gives me a good excuse to use my donut tin! :D
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64 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM

Lorraine — do it :D

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65 simi October 31, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Am a chicken, when it comes to scary movies too and I get creeped out way to easily!
These doughnuts are adorable! I want them, your photographs brings them to life
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66 swathi October 31, 2013 at 11:09 AM

You sold me here, Love those booze pumpkin doughnuts. I can’t make it though as I have two little ones
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67 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Swathi — you can definitely substitute the pumpkin beer with apple juice :)

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68 Shefali October 31, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Wow! I need to friend you on a personal basis and come live in your kitchen now :)
Was that creepy?..lol
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69 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Shefali — lol, it’s creepy and you are funny :D

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70 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl October 31, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Kiran, these are adorable and I love the special shape of these. Your pictures are beautiful!
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71 Cass @foodmyfriend November 1, 2013 at 1:08 AM

So freaking beautiful. I love everything about these doughnuts. I bet they taste awesome with an extra beer on the side!
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72 Ashley November 1, 2013 at 7:15 AM

Oh my gosh that photo with the skull is awesome!! And these donuts sound pretty great too – I love the way they look with the glaze and sprinkles. I get startled outrageously easily – to the point where my husband will do it on purpose just to see if I scream or not. haha not funny when he does it though! Have a great weekend!
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73 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Ashley — my husband does the same too. its not funny, people :D

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74 Asmita November 1, 2013 at 8:33 AM

I love these! I wish I could just grab one right now. Your photos are stunning!
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75 Elvira November 1, 2013 at 9:42 AM

No scares for me either, unless it’s a nice spookiness like in your beautiful pics! and YES….all the way for these donuts!
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76 Helene D'Souza November 1, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Now that’s my forte as well. =D I am all doughnut these days!
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77 Vicky and Ruth November 1, 2013 at 5:28 PM

These Donuts look SOOOOOOO good! Can’t wait to try them. Love pumpkin beer!
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78 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Vicky and Ruth — thank you so much! do let me know how it tastes :)

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79 Gayathri November 3, 2013 at 3:33 PM

lovely presentation..gorgeous clicks
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80 Raymund November 4, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Again post by post you continue to amaze, not just by the looks as well as your recipes. Yum!
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81 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Raymund — awww, thanks so much friend :)

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82 Sissi November 4, 2013 at 6:23 AM

I am usually not a big fan of doughnuts, but these beauties covered in chocolate look particularly irresistible.
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83 Dina November 4, 2013 at 10:33 AM

they look yummy!
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84 Kiran November 4, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Dina — thank you!

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85 laurasmess November 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Such a cool post Kiran!! Haha, love the props and those gorgeously glossy doughnuts. Delicious! Weirdly enough, I actually saw some pumpkin beer the other day. Maybe it’s a sign that I need to make these wonderful doughnuts. I’ll say yes!
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86 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence November 7, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Pumpkin + Beer + Doughnut = YUM!!!! PS. I don’t get startled that easily and I LOVE horror flicks ;) I’ve also been enjoying American Horror Story recently.
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