baked doughnuts with strawberry glaze

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On Saturday mornings we often make a trip to our neighborhood doughnut shop to get a special treat for the kids. Our kids love doughnuts, so we knew they would have fun making them at home. Since Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away, we thought we would make a pink strawberry glaze to go on top. These doughnuts are easy to make and can be topped with any kind of glaze, frosting or toppings .

Recipe

  • 2 Tbsp of butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Strawberry Glaze

  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup of freeze dried strawberries

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter doughnut pans with room temperature butter, then sprinkle lightly with flour and shake upside down to remove excess flour. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, vegetable oil, vanilla and eggs (mixture will appear to curdle a bit which is normal), then pour into the bowl of dry ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, stir mixture until combined. Spoon 3 tablespoons of batter evenly into each well of the doughnut pan. Bake in a preheated oven 11 – 13 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of doughnut comes out clean.

Allow to cool several minutes in doughnut pan then invert onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Once cool dip top halves of doughnuts into glaze and allow some of excess to run off, then return to wire rack, glazed side facing upward. Transfer doughnuts to freezer to allow glaze to set, about 5 minutes.

For the Strawberry Glaze:

Wait to make the glaze until the donuts are cooling. Place the freeze dried strawberries in a plastic bag and pound them into a powder, set aside. Using a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries and a cup and a half of the powdered sugar. Stir until mixture starts to become moistened, then allow to rest 1 minute. Add in remaining cup and a half of the powdered sugar and the freeze dried strawberry powder and stir until well combined (at this point mixture should have the consistency of a thick glaze. If the glaze is too thick allow it to rest another minute or two until some of the liquids have been extracted from the strawberries then stir again. Use glaze immediately.

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Happy Baking!

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Hallman + Ashley

things jane likes, no. 9

Cronuts, jewelry, party ideas and a few items for your home or closet…that sounds like a good way to start the week! Hope our things jane likes makes your week a little sweeter and a little brighter!

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1. We recently discovered Quiet Clementine and we are in love with her colorful ceramics. Make sure to check out her Etsy store to see all of her beautiful pieces.

2. We love Wear Where Well’s casual and chic mix of lace, denim and tennies! She pairs her denim jacket and track shoes with a brightly colored pink lace dress but you could easily pull this look off with a lace skirt and t-shirt under the jacket.

3.  Just looking at Half Baked Harvest’s Chocolate Dipped Coconut Tres Leches Cronuts makes us hungry!

4. We are obsessed with everything we find on Furbish Studio, and this book Absolutely Beautiful Things would make the perfect addition to our coffee table or book shelves.

5. We love a good party and Kara’s Party ideas always a great source of inspiration. Her Rustic + Colorful Fiesta Themed birthday party gets us excited about entertaining outside and celebrating the nice weather!

6. We love tassels and this brightly colored woven tassel bracelet we found on Etsy would make the perfect addition to our bracelet collection! There were so many great pieces, it was hard to decide which was our favorite!

Here’s to a fantastic week!

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Ashley + Hallman