This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Seattle’s Best Coffee®. All opinions are 100% mine.
Dunking doughnuts into your morning (or afternoon) coffee is a family tradition around here. Truth be told, coffee wasn’t something I naturally liked at first. Despite my extreme coffee-loving family, the gene must have skipped a generation. That is, except when my Dad would take us down to the local pastry shop. It was there that I discovered the sublime experience of dunking an Old-fashioned sour cream doughnut into a cup of piping hot coffee. There is just something about the combination that forges a heavenly match.
Now, because the loving memories are so etched in my mind, I don’t experiment too much and it is always Old-fashioned Sour Cream Donuts and high quality coffee.
My husband tells me I have expensive tastes on a shoestring budget. Sounds good to me! In my mind, it isn’t a good deal if it isn’t a quality product. From furnishing our entire house in craigslist finds to re-purposing every chance I get, it isn’t surprising that I want quality without paying premium prices. It’s all about finding the savvy brands and good deals.
Now while, I may only partake in coffee every once in a while, there is an unwritten rule in our house that no one talks to my husband until he has had his first cup of coffee. Be warned: if you ask a question before then, you probably won’t like the answer. No one messes with that man’s coffee!
For our many reasons, we are always skeptical to try a new roast. I mean, we obviously know what we like.
But the savvy deal finder in me is always looking for a new challenge. So when I popped into Walmart, I saw that Seattle’s Best Coffee® had a sweet price match guarantee. It was actually a bit cheaper than our normal brew with the rebate, but even without that, it was very comparable to our regular brand, only a few pennies more.
The verdict is that we have a new morning favorite in Seattle’s Best Coffee®! It was surprisingly smooth and the #4 medium-dark has a rich taste that won my husband over but there are several variety to fit differing tastes.
Now that we have a coffee worthy of such a decadent confection, these donuts are worth the effort! They are actually quite easy to make, but I would still say they are about the level of an intermediate baker. Even if you aren’t, follow these tips and you should be making doughnuts that are sweetly divine!
- Baking recipes are best in measured in weight (grams) rather than volume (cups) but you can get away with it in this recipe. It might be a bit more inconsistent from one baker to the next.
- If measuring by volume, spoon and level the dry ingredients into your measuring cup. I have a nasty habit of dunking the measuring cup into the flour too. However, that method creates a denser, drier doughnut which you do not want.
- A doughnut size is about 3.5 outer circle and 1.25 inner circle. If you don’t have a doughnut cutter, use anything close to that. Honestly, I used a canteen bottle and a big coffee cup. Works just as good.
These doughnuts were meant for dunking! They are the icing on the cake to a good cup of coffee. If you enjoy quality home-brewed coffee that you can purchase pre-ground, Discover Seattle’s Best Coffee at Walmart or Krogers. You really can’t lose because of the price-match guarantee. Get a quick $2 rebate via paypal just by uploading your reciept. Free upgrade is definitely a good deal!
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