Champagne. Donuts. My thought process for this was simple, I love champagne and I love donuts soooo… let’s make champagne donuts! And let’s put champagne in the glaze too, because obviously. Drop donuts are super easy because you basically just mix up the batter and drop spoonfuls of it into frying oil. They magically puff up into golden nuggets of yum.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup champagne or sparkling wine (I recommend ‘extra dry’)
1 cup sugar
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh ground nutmeg
Heat oil to 375 degrees. Beat together the eggs, vanilla, sugar, and champagne. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Use a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon to drop mixture into hot frying oil and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup champagne
In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and champagne until smooth, adding the champagne slowly. The glaze should be about the consistency of heavy cream.
While they’re still warm, dip the donuts into the glaze and then place on a cooling rack. Let cool and then serve.
They’re crispy on the outside and fluffy cake on the inside. These donuts are perfect for a New Years Eve party, Valentine’s Day, a fancy luncheon, brunch, whatever! Eat them in your pajamas while watching Grey’s Anatomy. Who even needs a reason? Just do it.