In the past, I tried the easy and foolproof way to make donuts by frying up Pillsbury Grand biscuit dough. This time, I wanted to make donuts from scratch – using ingredients I already have in the pantry. I found this baked donut recipe by Creations by Kara and since I had strawberries left in the fridge, I decided that rather than adding cinnamon sugar as the recipe calls for, I will top my donuts with a strawberry glaze and decorate them for Valentine’s. Afterall, pink is the popular Valentine’s day color!
I whipped out my six-well donut pan and 13 minutes later, I had yummy tasting donuts! The light strawberry glaze gave an unexpected sweetness.
I tweaked this donut recipe by adding almond extract in addition to the vanilla extract and I sifted all my dry ingredients. You can use any type of Valentine’s day sprinkles as your topping – from mini hearts to pink sanding sugar.
For the Strawberry Glaze
- In a blender, puree 6-8 fresh strawberries
- Strain through a a fine mesh sieve, set aside.
- To the Puree, whisk 2 cups of Confectioners Sugar and 1 tsp, vanilla extract.
- When the donuts are cool, dip the donuts, on at a time, into the glaze and put the donuts on a baking rack so any excess glaze can drip off.
***Add more Confectioners Sugar if you want a thicker consistency and a darker color.
-Photos by Rose Angel Lopez
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