Baked Cinnamon Sugar Brown Butter Doughnuts

October 14, 2013

You know how I said that it doesn’t yet feel like Summer? Well on Saturday, it did. I ate my words. And doughnuts.

Boy did I make the most of the stellar sunshine, starting with a morning walk and swim succinct plunge in the sea with a friend. Then we went on a breakfast date and did some gardening (yes, my vegetables are still alive!), before pausing for a happy afternoon tea of iced-coffee and baked cinnamon sugar brown butter doughnuts…

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Ben and I were all kinds of joyful, high on caffeine, cinnamon sugar and the promise of more sweet days like this. Living close to the beach is proving to be a wonderful investment in our happiness.

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I brewed extra coffee the day before and left it to chill in the fridge, serving it with a dash of milk. More than a dash for Ben. And the doughnuts? Well I used Joy’s brown butter baked doughnut recipe and then followed Tracy’s instructions of cinnamon sugaring these babies up, using the leftover melted and browned butter and adding extra cinnamon. Outrageous.

Yes, it was a good day.

And if you can’t just pack up and move to the beach, I sincerely believe that purchasing a doughnut pan will exponentially increase your happiness in a similar fashion. Though with a doughnut pan you get the bonus of adventures in glaze and cinnamon sugar.

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Heidi xo


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  • InTolerantChef October 14, 2013 at 8:15 am

    This does sound like the perfect weekend indeed Heidi!

    • Heidi October 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Truly, Rebecca! x

  • Hannah October 14, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Lovely words, wished I lived closer to the beach! Just coming back from Melbourne after a wonderful weekend with a friend, Saturday was such a sunny day …there was lots of cider drinking in the sunshine 🙂 those donuts looks flippin’ amazing-will check out the recipe soon xx ps. Your hair looked amazing !

    • Heidi October 14, 2013 at 11:10 am

      aw thanks, lovely!! So happy Melbs gave you some sunshine & cider 🙂 x

  • Hannah October 14, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I love your words, your writing, your exhilaration so much that I didn’t even think, for a second, until right now, about how summer for you means bitter winter for me. But there’s joy in all of it, truly, somehow. xoxo

    • Heidi October 14, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Indeed there is. But I wouldn’t blame you for wishing the Canadian winter to stay away a while longer xx

  • Cilla October 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Let the ‘do grow out a bit more and tell people it’s balayage. People pay lotsa dough for that.

    • Heidi October 16, 2013 at 11:34 am

      I know right? totally planning on doing just that x

  • Monica October 19, 2013 at 11:33 am

    love these photos! the donuts look great 🙂

    • Heidi December 11, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you! x

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