March 5, 2014

Our Family Values and Recipe To Make Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

When I was growing up my family taught me to value many things like loyalty, honesty, generosity and hard work. I pass this onto my children by teaching them how to live by these values everyday, so they can pass it on to future generations. These family values make who we are, and makes us appreciate life and all that it offers. When I consider what to buy or things we use as a family on a regular basis, I like to choose products that stand behind values and quality. 
As a Gay Lea Ambassador, I got to learn about and become aware how Gay Lea Foods was born. Their story began in 1958, when a group of Ontario farmers came together with a common vision to create a dairy co-operative. The farmers believed they could build a better future for themselves and their communities by supporting one another, by working collaboratively and living according to their co-operative principles. 
While they have grown through the years and have embraced innovative new products, and responded to evolving tastes, their values have not changed and they remain a dairy owned by dairy farmers. From farmers to production facilities to distribution, every member, employee and partner shares a keen understanding that there is no shortcut to quality. 
Gay Lea Foods wants to share their story of being born on the farm and made of values like commitment, passion and collaboration that makes them different in today's world, as they use real products we can trust. Maybe you have noticed some of these ads on billboards, online ads and ads in magazines such as Today’s Parent, Macleans, Cottage Life and more. 

Using their quality products, I have made many desserts and savouries, which I have shared in the past months such as phyllo pastries, molten chocolate cake, cupcakeshortbread. Here is a recipe to make baked chocolate doughnuts adapted from here.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup vanilla infused sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
6 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda. In another bowl beat egg, sour cream, milk, and oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until it is combined. 

Spoon the mixture into a greased doughnut pan. Bake in a 375F preheated oven for 8 minutes or until the tops spring back when you touch them. Let the doughnuts cool in the pan before glazing. You can sprinkle icing sugar or coat it with melted chocolate and sprinkles. 

To prepare the melted chocolate Heat milk chocolate with a teaspoon of milk in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds and stir it until it is smooth. Dip the doughnuts in the melted chocolate and add sprinkle.

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  1. Great article on family and business values! Thanx for the recipe!

  2. Yummy! Would be fun to make homemade donuts! Thanks for sharing the recipe! (Judy Cowan)

  3. mmmmm..doughnuts!!!! love GayLea especially the cinnamon butter that stuff is

  4. These sound amazing! I'm going to make these with my grandkids this weekend!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

  5. These chocolate doughnuts look soooo good!
    Thanks for the share.

  6. need to get a doughnut pan for myself; would love to make these

  7. Those donuts look amazing! I think I'll make them for my daughter this week.

  8. I have all these ingredients on hand. I am making these tomorrow! How many doughnuts does it make?

    1. Hope you enjoy as much as we did :) about 10 to 12 if you are using a mini doughnut pan

    2. I just made them and they turned out great! I have a half dozen regular size pan and I was able to get 6. I can't wait for the kids to have one after school :)

    3. I am jelly! I wanna make donuts,but have no pan!.lol..Yours looks soo yummy!

  9. This is the second doughnut recipe today I've drooled over. I need to buy a doughnut cake pan!

  10. Those look so good!!! I'm definitely making these!

  11. I love Gay Lea products and I REALLY love chocolate. Those doughnuts look especially delicious.

  12. Wishing I had of few of these for breakfast. YUM!


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