Mondays should always start with beer and donuts.
And glaze. Lots and lots of glaze.
It’s peach season after all, so shouldn’t we be living it up? We’re putting peaches in everything over here. I know you probably have an expectation of ice cream or popsicles in just about every post coming your way because that’s just the way I roll. And it’s summer and it’s dang hot, but we need some variety up in here, don’t we? So I bring you beer, and peaches, and donuts, (I gave up on the proper spelling because I’m a SEO ho), so Peach Ale Peaches and Cream Donuts are the star of this show!
You can go wrong with that, right? Beer makes everything better. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Sorry, y’all! I was so distracted by peach beer and donuts, I forgot to ask how your weekend was and what in tarnation you have been up to? We had a week of relaxation of the stay-cation then sadly, we had to return to real life. Fortunately, we followed that work week up with a weekend filled with fun and some down time. And now it’s Monday again. I vote that we switch things around and the work week is 2 days and the weekend is 5! Who’s with me?
If only I ruled the world. Things would totally be different.
Have a fantastic week, friends! I hope your week is filled with beer, donuts, peaches, and all things delicious and fun!
And glaze. Lots and lots of glaze!
Peach Ale Peaches and Cream Donuts
For the Donuts
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 large egg room temperature and lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup peach ale
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 8 ounce cream cheese softened
- 2 - 3 peaches peeled and very small diced
For the Glaze
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 - 4 teaspoons vanilla bean paste according to taste
- 1/2 cup whole milk - start with 1/4 cup then add 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency - this can be halved because I love a lot of glaze
For the Donuts
Preheat oven to 350
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, milk, butter, vanilla bean paste, peach ale
Gently stir the wet ingredients into the dry, then stir in the cream cheese - cream cheese may be lumpy, but it's ok
Coat donut pans with cooking spray
Spoon batter into donut pans almost all the way full - evenly sprinkle in peach pieces into the batter in the pan - NOTE: I did it before and after adding the batter and it made no difference
Bake 23 - 26 minutes
Cool for 5 minutes or so on a wire rack then turn out on rack to cool completely
For the Glaze
Add sugar to a bowl and stir in vanilla bean paste and 1/4 cup milk
Continue adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached
Pour over donuts