Monthly Archives: September 2020

Fall Season Baking: Donuts

We love donuts all year round, but when Fall season arrives, we really kick things into gear. That’s because apple cider donuts are all the rage, and our Mrs. Anderson’s Donut Baking Pan make preparing them so easy. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple cider are definitely fall flavors all wrapped up in a sweet donut. Enjoy our Apple Cider Donut recipe featuring the autumn-inspired flavors you’re craving.

  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups apple cider, reduced to 3/4 cup
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch salt

For Topping

  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray, or brush with melted butter.

Pour apple cider in saucepan and simmer on low-medium for 15-20 minutes, or until the cider reduces to 3/4 cup. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter and sugars together. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until combined. Add buttermilk and apple cider, combine until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated — do not over mix, otherwise donuts will be tough.

Spoon batter into doughnut wells. (Or, spoon into pastry bag not fitted with a tip, snip end and squeeze into doughnut wells.)

Bake 14-15 minutes, or until tops are firm and doughnut springs back slightly. Allow doughnuts to cool for 5 minutes in the pan, then remove and place on wire rack.

While they are cooling, prepare topping.

In a small bowl, melt butter in microwave and set aside.

In another bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.

When they are still warm to the touch, dip the top of the doughnut in the melted butter, then dip in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Mrs. Anderson’s 6-Cup Donut Baking Pan is for making homemade doughnuts with quick food release and easy cleanup. Made of professional-quality carbon steel with a premium quick-release, non-stick coating for uniform baking. Makes 6 donuts, and is heat safe to 480-degrees F.

Home Brewing with HIC

Whether you’re looking to survive a pandemic, or just reinvigorate your at-home morning brew ritual, there are a variety of ways to brew at home. Read on to see what HIC – Harold Import Company has to offer.

A classic way to prepare coffee, our Ilsa Neapolitan Coffee Maker (6 cup) brings this traditional method of brewing, right to your home. Simply add water to the base, add ground coffee beans to the basket and place unit on stovetop burner. When the water boils, turn off the heat and flip the pot upside down, holding both handles securely. Using gravity, the hot water is pulled through the filter. The process results in an intense, round taste to the cup.

HIC s Pour-Over Coffee Maker produces consistent, rich quality and distinctly flavorful results. The high-heat borosilicate glass carafe comes with bamboo handle and stainless steel collar. The reusable coffee filter, with fine-mesh liner, allows flavorful coffee oil to infuse the brew, while trapping sediment. Water levels marked on the carafe ensure a precise coffee-to-water ratio. The set includes borosilicate glass carafe, reusable stainless steel coffee filter and handy coffee measure.

Aerolatte’s Porcellana Espresso Coffee Maker is for brewing on all stove tops, except induction, and serving a perfect cup of espresso. Made from fine porcelain and aluminum for proper heat transfer, the unique split design separates pot from the base for easy serving. Simply add water to boiling chamber, spoon coffee into the filter, secure closed and place over low flame to brew.

HIC’s 9-Cup Percolator makes fresh authentically perked coffee on the stovetop without the use of electricity. Made from 18/8 stainless steel, water levels are clearly marked inside for easy measuring. To prepare coffee, measure in cold water, place basket and stem inside, measure in ground coffee, cover and bring to a boil. Perk until desired strength is achieved.

From cover makers to cups, HIC offers a range of kitchen tools and accessories for brewing at home. Head on over to our website to see all that we have available.

Dress the Table with Whiteware All Year Long

Dress up your table with whiteware from HIC–Harold Import Company.

It doesn’t matter if it’s after Labor Day, white is still in fashion, especially on the table. White tableware a perfect complement to the table all year round. Whether it is a soufflé or pork tenderloin, our porcelain whiteware comes in a variety of shapes and sizes allowing you to prepare just about anything you would like. Go all white, or add some whiteware as an accent to your collection – it transitions beautifully from casual to formal settings, and is a durable choice throughout the year.

Our oven-to-table porcelain whiteware features a heavy glaze that is scratch resistant. The durability and versatility takes these items from the fridge or freezer to the microwave or conventional oven, without risking cracks.

HIC’s Souffle Ramekins are for baking and serving appetizers, casseroles, entrees, desserts and single-serving recipes – even serving condiments. Available in several sizes.

HIC’s Round Quiche Dish is for making quiche, appetizers, casseroles, entrees, desserts and other family favorite recipes. Specially designed for oven and broiler (to 500-degrees Fahrenheit), the beautifully fluted edges bake decorative quiche. This classic design is ideal for everyday use and entertaining. And, it’s dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.

HIC’s Lasagna Pan transitions beautifully from oven to table. This durable and versatile baking dish is perfect for lasagna, cakes, casseroles and quiche, roasting and serving veggies, and more. The generous depth supports layered recipes, and the easy-hold handles provide a comfortable grip and secure transfer in and out of the oven. 

This beautiful whiteware Kitchen Platter is the perfect choice for serving everything from breakfast croissants to veggies to desserts. Measuring 9.5 x 14”, the porcelain plate is durable for use through the years. 

Our classic French Onion Soup Crocks are specially designed for baking, broiling, serving and enjoying French onion soup and other favorites. The sturdy handle is designed for secure maneuvering in and out of the oven or broiler. Perfect for individual portions of chowder, chili, sew, mac and cheese, pot pie, pudding and more! The set includes 4 (14-ounce) soup crocks with matching lids.

Head on over to our website to view our expansive collection of whiteware.