There is nothing more obscenely delicious than mint chocolate donuts. As we all know, the union of mint - with its cool spicy flavor - and chocolate - with its dark rich flavor - is a marriage made in heaven. Now, I know what you are thinking. You are probably wondering how the donut fits into the heavenly equation?

Think of the donut as the honeymoon in Hawaii. Yes! The donut is kind of like a fluffy, lightly-fried, night on a deserted moonlit beach. Eating mint chocolate donuts then, by extension, would sort of be like making love on the warn smooth sand of said moonlit beach, as a school of dolphins did somersaults in the distance. And then, it would follow that you can think of the gut you get from eating an entire batch of these donuts yourself as your first child. And then some day your little fatty child will ask you how you and mommy met, and you can think back warmly of this Instructable.

Step 1: Ingredients

You will need for the donuts:
4 1/2 cups of bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 envelope dry active yeast
1 cup milk (plus some for later)
2 tbsp sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp unsalted butter
Enough vegetable oil to fill your container to a depth of at least 2"

For the filling:
5 tbsp flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter and/or 1/2 cup solid shortening
1 cup milk
3/4 tsp mint
Green food coloring

For the topping:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup room temperature milk
1 tbsp light corn syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sifted powder sugar
4 ounces crushed bittersweet baking chocolate

I really want to try one... but my dorm room is way too messy to cook in... what are your views on sending me a doughnut... hahah
Next time I make donuts I can send you one, but I can't guarantee safe shipment or fresh delivery. It will also probably be a different kind of donut. <br />
One here please too! It's not a long way to Finland, isn't it?<br />
hahah, sounds good to me...<br />
A most elegant pairing of the universes most delectable flavors.<br /> Bravo!<br /> <br /> Next up:&nbsp; Donut flavored mint-chocolate?<br />
Truly, a thing of beauty!<br /> <br /> I really must make homemade donuts one of these days. :)<br />
Oh yes. It is highly rewarding. It is just a tad bit messy. <br />
I'm thinking of minty eggs<a href="http://www.instructables.com/edit/preview?topicId=TGUSZCHG068LOY0" rel="nofollow">.</a>.. (but they seem to have disappeared almost completely out of existence) these <em>must</em> taste good?<br /> <br /> L<br />
They tasted pretty good. I think I would make the cream a little thicker next time. Perhaps by adding a little cornstarch or some more flour. I was thinking of replacing the shortening entirely with butter, in which case I would increase the butter a bit. I'm not sure. It may take some experimenting. <br />
one of the most disturbing extended metaphors i've ever heard. nice instructable!<br />
Yes. I had to ask the person sitting next to me at work if I went to far. It seemed like she thought I did, but that I should publish it anyway... and so I did.<br />

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