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Topic: Crumb Donut topping (and donut glaze)?
KitKat79 10/15/2011 10:31 PM
I'm pretty convinced that, collectively, all of you on here have the recipe to make everything baking-related in the world, so I'm betting that you guys will be able to help with this.

I may in fact be crazy, but I want to try my hand at homemade apple donuts. Last fall, I had an apple donut with crumb topping that was just amazing. I have a ton of candidate recipes for the apple donuts themselves, but I'm having trouble with the finishing touches. I don't know if I'm just putting the wrong search terms into google or what the deal is, but unless it's a baked donut (or one for a "raw food" diet :/), I can't seem to find a recipe for crumb topping or a good one for a very thin glaze. The donuts I had last fall were fried, dipped in a thin glaze (they were coated all over in this stuff--it wasn't thick like you'd find on something like a chocolate glazed donut), and had the crumb topping sprinkled on top. Cinnamon was definitely involved. I think there's a high probability that there were walnuts as well.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
cakedujour 10/16/2011 6:17 PM
Could the topping be like one found on an apple crisp? The glaze might just be powdered sugar and water or milk.
KitKat79 10/17/2011 8:29 PM
I'd say it was closer to a streusel than what you'd see on a crisp. Maybe I could somehow bake streusel, crumble it up, and then sprinkle it on the donuts?

I may try to just water down one of the thicker glaze recipes until it's really thin and see how that goes.

bunnywoman 10/17/2011 9:22 PM
flour, brown sugar, tad bit of sugar, cinnamon, cold butter, crushed pecans...........
dietcokenoice 10/17/2011 11:03 PM
Here's something I found, not sure if it's what you're looking for. It's a donut with a sugared walnut streusel.
KitKat79 10/23/2011 8:56 PM
Thanks! I think I'm going to try the streusal topping for my crumbs. I also found a recipe (as part of a cookie recipe) for baking regular streusel by itself: I feel that it may have a future application in (cup)caking.

I'm going to use this recipe for the donuts: I think I'm going to fry in shortening (per Smitten Kitchen) rather than vegetable oil though.