Undoubtedly one of the most iconic foods of all time, donuts should be an essential feature in everyone’s lives! If you’ve been missing out on your sugar fix, take a look at these delicious donut recipes you need in your life…
Birthday Cake Donut
The perfect way to celebrate your big day – or anyone else’s – this birthday cake donut recipe is a soon-to-be classic. Whisk together 1 tablespoon baking powder, 3 tablespoons of confetti sprinkles, 2 ¾ cups of plain flour, and ¾ teaspoon of salt. Separately, combine ¾ cup granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons of butter, before adding 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and 2 large eggs. When complete, slowly add the flour mixture and ½ cup of milk. Pipe the mixture onto circle patterns on parchment paper and place in the refrigerator.
Fill a pot with around 2” of oil and heat to 190°. Use the parchment paper to add donuts one at a time and fry for around 1 ½ minutes on each side. Remove carefully with a slotted spoon and allow to drain. Once dry, decorate with a mixture of chocolate and vanilla frosting, as well as some extra confetti sparkles for that special birthday cake appearance.
Raspberry Jelly Donuts
If you love the flavor of these classic donuts, then you’re in for a treat. As one of the most popular actors in 90s commercials, Fred the Baker, said, ‘Time to make the donuts!’. Start by blending 3 eggs, ½ cup sugar, 2/3 cup of milk, and 2 ¼ teaspoons of dry yeast. Then, add 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, and flour before adding ½ cup butter gradually. Place the mixture into a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and leave to rise for at least 2 hours.
Roll the dough to approx. 1/2” thick and use a donut cutter to create your treats. Place on to a baking tray, cover and allow to rise for 45 minutes. Use a deep fat fryer or heat 3” oil in a pot to 175°. Fry each donut for 4 minutes on each side, then leave them to drain. Dip each doughnut in sugar to coat and pipe around 2 teaspoons of jelly into the center of each doughnut.
If you want to ‘make your own’ donuts but you’re a bit wary of using hot oil, try this little hack. Thread a mini iced donut onto a lollipop stick, then add an iced donut hole to the top. Use orange and chocolate frosting to give your snowman a face (on the iced donut hole).
Prepare a mug of freshly brewed coffee, with chocolate syrup, or hot chocolate for kids. Add some whipped cream to the top and pop a snowman donut dipper into each mug!
Create the Perfect Donuts
Whether you’re starting from scratch or modifying some store-bought donuts, you can enjoy creating your own bespoke combinations when you’re feeling inventive. Whether you’re a chocolate fiend, a fruit aficionado, or a donut purist, you’ll find endless options to explore.
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