Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mint Sour Cream Doughnuts with Chocolate Dipping Sauce

I promised you doughnuts the other day and being a woman of my word; I present to you Mint Sour Cream Doughnuts with Chocolate Dipping Sauce.  Can I get a drum roll please!  Okay that might be a bit much.

I was in an over the top green kind of mood this weekend.  Even though I'm not Irish I love any excuse to join in the celebrating.   At the market I picked up all kinds of green goodies including this cheese I just couldn't pass up.

Seriously, if you see this cheese just grab it you won't be sorry.  I added it to my artichoke stuffing and wow, oh wow.

I'm hoping this makes me at least 1/10th Irish now.  

Even with the corned beef blood bath incident my spirits were still high and I went on to end the evening on a high note enjoying a plate full of warm doughnuts with a warm chocolate dipping sauce.  

Makes 24 doughnut holes

Sour Cream Mint Doughnuts
1 egg 
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 
1/2 cup sour cream 
5-6 drops green food coloring (optional)  
1 tsp. mint extract 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract    
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
1/4 teaspoon salt 
5 to 6 Cups vegetable oil for frying 

In a bowl add the egg, sugar, sour cream, green food coloring, mint extract, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.

Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Dough will be sticky.  

Use a teaspoon to extract the dough to form a ¾-inch ball.  I used my smallest sized cookie scoop and that worked really well.  Set aside until ready to fry in the oil. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.  In a large heavy pot heat 4-inches oil until it reaches 350 degrees on a candy thermometer. Fry in small batches about 2 to 3 minutes for each batch and flip the donuts once during the cooking process.

Chocolate Dipping Sauce 
1/2 cup heavy cream 
2 tablespoons sugar 
1 tablespoon unsalted butter 
4 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped 

Combine in a medium heavy saucepan: cream, sugar, and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add in the chopped chocolate. Let stand one minute and then whisk until smooth. Serve warm.


  1. Ohhh, is THAT what they were?! I so love this idea and continue to wish you were my neighbor. WOW! As if homemade donuts aren't excellent enough, no, we need DIP! WHEEEEEEE!

  2. The doughnuts are way creative and look delicious but I couldn't tear my eyes off those artichokes. Wow.

  3. Wow, those doughnuts sound and look delicious. I love me some doughnut holes, though I'll forego the chocolate dipping sauce if that's ok. :)

  4. Those doughnuts are so cute, and they sound delicious! Thanks for sharing my brown bread recipe.

  5. Your doughnuts look incredible (though it's hard to go wrong with chocolate dipping sauce!) and your stuffed artichokes are on my list to try!

  6. It makes you 1/10 Irish for sure! Good work :) Your doughnuts look delicious and cute.

  7. those doughnuts rock!!!! and i can't stop drooling over the's been so long since i've had stuffed artichokes!!! you really made me smile this morning bella, and i needed that!

  8. Please ship a baker's dozen of these to me. Yummers!

  9. Gina,
    Your little doughnut holes are so cute, and with chocolate dipping sauce, they are over the top. Thank you for the shout out! Much appreciated!

  10. Oh yum I sampled that cheese the other day at Trader Joe's and it was Fantastic !!!

  11. Oh my goodness... the donuts look awesome, but that cheese? I haven't noticed it, but I"m SO getting that next time I'm at TJ's (that's like every other day...)
    The kids would take the dounuts though...

  12. I reckon I would love a nice big bite of these dleish donuts :D


  13. Homemade donuts with a dipping sauce-I'm on my way over,lol ;-)
    I would say you are becoming more Irish by the minute!

  14. I would love to end my St. Patrick's meal with these little bites! Perfect size for "that little something sweet"!

  15. What a great Irish treat! These look just delicious (no surprise) and I can't wait to try the recipe. I wish I had one now! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a bright and happy weekend!

  16. Heck, I think these make you all-Irish! At least food-wise. Really fun recipe - I gotta try this! I love doughnuts, though I've never combined them with a dipping sauce - super idea. BTW, those artichokes look amazing! Great list of links, too, and thanks so much for including one of mine. Good post - thank you.

  17. Your doughnuts look good, but I think the artichokes look even better! What an awesome dish.

  18. I was waiting for this recipe! Your doughnuts look so good! I can pop these into my mouth without any break. And your artichokes look amazing too. I've never seen that cheese in Trader Joe's before (or most likely I'm not paying attention to details) - how was the taste? Sounds like you had a nice green day after all. :)

  19. Hi Gina! I can't believe I missed these awesome looking doughnuts. Mint and chocolate are my fav, combo. Well anything with chocolate is usually music to my ears. It has been hectic at my end that I haven't been able to catch up on my reading, and commenting and blogging in my very own blog too. Hopefully it will start to slow down a little so that I get a bit of my own me time. Btw, have book marked this recipe and am I in for another treat? I sure am.. can't wait to make these. ♥♥♥ Jo