Dunkin’ Donuts Chocolate Munchkins (food52)

Donuts

2 T unsalted butter
1 1/2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 c flour
1/4 c & 2 T sugar
1/4 c & 2 T Dutch-process cocoa powder
3/4 t baking powder
1/4 t baking soda
1/2 t kosher salt
1/4 c buttermilk
1 T vanilla
1 large egg
vegetable oil for frying

In a medium heatproof bowl, melt the butter and the chocolate together over a pot of barely simmering water. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the buttermilk and vanilla to the melted butter mix and stir to combine. Stir in the egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until the mix is combined. Transfer the dough to a piece of plastic wrap, wrap it well, and let it rest for 30 min in the refrigerator. In a heavy pot with a candy thermometer attached, heat 3″ oil to 360° F. Meanwhile, scoop the dough into 1 T balls. (A mini ice-cream scoop is a great tool for this.) Roll each ball into a neat circle between the palms of your hands. Use a spider or a slotted spoon to gently lower the dough balls into the oil, 4 at a time. You can add a few more balls depending on the size of your pot, but don’t crowd the pan. Adjust the flame to maintain the temp between 350° and 360° F at all times. Cook the dough until puffed and cooked through, 2 – 3 min. (Color isn’t a good indicator of doneness, so feel free to open up the first or second doughnut to make sure it’s cooked through.) Use a slotted spoon to transfer the donuts to a paper towel lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Dip each donut into the glaze. Use a fork to cover each doughnut, then lift it out and tap it against the edge of the bowl to remove excess glaze. Transfer the glazed donuts to a rack set in rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining doughnuts. Let the donuts stand until the glaze is no longer wet. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Glaze

2 c confectioners’ sugar
2 T milk
2 t vanilla
water, if necessary

In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. The glaze should be about the consistency of heavy cream. Add a little bit of water if necessary.

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