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Upstate Pairing: November-December 2017

by janem on November 14, 2017

Remember Cheers? The show and bar where “everybody knows your name?”

That’s what Glen Edith Coffee in downtown Rochester is all about: a quality customer experience paired with carefully crafted third wave coffee and espresso. Nestle in, and enjoy an Instagrammable vanilla bean latte with warm waffles as you work or visit.

Our recipe this month is from Glen Edith’s new location on Rochester’s Railroad Street, Boxcar Donuts and Fried Chicken. Boxcar sells unabashedly gourmet doughnuts alongside a menu of Southern-style dishes such as fried chicken and grits.

Glen Edith roasts all their coffee in-house at its Somerton Street location. The pictured cappuccino includes their in-house Ethiopian, which is both fruity and light, and the steamed milk is Pittsford Dairy whole milk.

Boxcar’s pumpkin spice doughnut is a wonderfully light offering for the fall season—warm and spicy and perfect for coffee dipping.

Eatatboxcar.com; glenedithcoffee.com

 

Pumpkin frycake photo courtesy Clayton Panipinto

Boxcar Donut Pumpkin Fry Cake

Pair with Glen Edith’s Ethiopia–Yirgacheffe Natural Coffee

Yield: 13 donuts

SPICE ICING
2/3 cup milk
1 bag (2 lbs) powdered sugar
Pumpkin spice to taste

DOUGHNUTS
1 lb. (16 oz) pumpkin cake mix
.4 lbs. and .8 oz of cold water
Vegetable oil

1. Whisk together spice icing ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

2. Measure cake mix and water out by weight.

3. Pre-heat vegetable oil in pot to 375º F.

4. Pour water, then cake mix into mixer bowl. Mix at medium speed until combined.

5. Turn mixer up to high and beat until combined ingredients look like cake batter.

6. Using 1.5 oz. of batter at a time, fry each side in pot of oil for 1 minute.

7. Frost and enjoy!

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