"if you wish to be glamorous, become a cake baker" -The Joy of Cooking

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Monday Night Baking: Strawberry Donuts

Sometimes the case of the Mondays just needs a little strawberry donut action.  I got home from work  and did the usual dinner and washing up and once everything was clean and put away I couldn't ignore the urge to make these donuts here.

I was in Williams-Sonoma store about a week ago with my mom and had to buy these cute little donut pans they have for making baked donuts.  I also purchased the Williams-Sonoma Doughnut Cookbook which you can check out Here and had to make the strawberry donuts ASAP! Check out this YouTube link Here of William-Sonoma's page if you would like to see a quick demo.

Here is the result:

So Pretty ! The main ingredient are fresh (or frozen) strawberries. The recipe calls for 2 cups quartered strawberries that you will need to puree in a blender or food processor, I used a food processor. Then pour the pureed strawberries through a fine mesh sieve to get all the seeds out.

Pour the puree into a sauce pan and simmer for 5-7 mins until syrupy.  Some of this strawberry syrup will be used for the glaze later on

Here is my batter all mixed and ready to bake.  I transferred the dough into a piping bag which made it so much easier to get into the pans.  

I brushed the wells of the donut pan with a little vegetable oil then piped in the batter

Ready for the oven: the recipe supposedly yields about 16-18 donuts.                                                  I found I was only able to get 12

Bake for about 10mins in a 375 oven rotating the pans half way through baking

Making the strawberry glaze

Such a pretty colour! And not a drop of food colouring! yay!

These were soooooooooo good! I'm definitely going to try out some more recipes from this book and hopefully soon I'll work up the courage to try out some of the fried donut recipes too!