Molly Yeh's Hawaij Coffee Donuts

Hawaij is a Yemeni spice blend that comes in two types: hawaij for soup and hawaij for coffee. RawSpiceBar, for now, makes a hawaij for coffee. It's hand crafted with freshly ground ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, star anise and fennel. Hawaij is perfect sprinkled into coffee grounds and also happens to be a perfect compliment for coffee baked goods. 


1cup sugar 
1 tbsp hawaij
1 1/2 cups flour
6 tablespoons oil
1/2 cup coffee, hot or cold
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1 egg
6 tbsp milk


1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a 12-cavity donut pan and set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. in a separate medium bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture and stir to combine.
2. Fill a piping bag with the batter and pipe the batter into the donut pans, filling each cavity halfway. 
3. Bake for 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Move to a rack and cool completely.
4. To make the glaze, combine ingredients until smooth. if too thick, add more coffee. To decorate the donuts, dip halfway into the glaze and let excess to drip off. Sprinkle with desired decorations and enjoy!

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