Vegan Donut Workshop at ICE

Oooh, another cooking class!

I’m embarrassed at how long it took me to blog this one.

I recently not-so-recently took another class at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) with chef Adam Sobel of The Cinnamon Snail. Last time was Decadent Vegan Breakfasts; this time was Vegan Donuts!

If you’ve read about other NYC area cooking classes I’ve taken, you may know that I’m not big on baking, or “dessert” type classes. It’s not that I don’t like to bake, it’s more that I want to avoid making sugary stuff at home. I’m guessing that donut making is not going to become a regular part of my kitchen repertoire, so I think I’m safe! But learning how to make donuts was incredibly cool.

I don’t know that I got enough out of this class to start making my own donuts- they’re a lot of work, and I haven’t made any yet. I did buy myself a mini donut dropper because I had aspirations of making my own apple cider donuts (which we did not make in class), but apple cider season has passed and I have yet to do so. Maybe next year. 🙂

Rather than expound on the experience of making donuts, I bring you my photo essay. Doesn’t the class look fun?

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I believe that this is the liquid component for the basic cut-out donut recipe.

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I only included this picture so you can see what a ginormous stand mixer that is!

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The basic donut dough resting before it’s time to use.

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Ready to roll!

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And cut!

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Fritter filling- pear and lavender.

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The oil, getting ready for frying. You did know that donuts are not health food, right?

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We did a lot of moving from one recipe to another- this is a drop donut dough- looks more like a batter.

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Fritters, getting all cut up.

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The donut dropper- this is what you use when you want all the edges round.

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Icing some of the donuts.

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Starting to pile up the donuts. That’s not all of them!

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We got to play with fire.

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Piling up more of them!

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The famous Creme Brûlée Donuts!

I had a great time in this class. If you get the chance to take it, do it! You will not be disappointed with how many donuts you will walk away with- just don’t forget to invite a friend over to help you eat them later!

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