Monday, March 28, 2011

Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze

Mmmmm. These doughnuts were a fun Sunday morning project. The glaze is my favorite part!

Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze
1/4 cup warm water
2 tsp instant yeast
1 1/2 cups milk, warmed
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
5 1/2 cups flour

1 qt vegetable oil

8 oz frozen strawberries
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
3+ cups powdered sugar

Combine yeast and water in a small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Cream together milk, shortening, sugar, salt, and eggs. When smooth, add yeast mixture. Mix in flour. Knead for five minutes or until smooth.

Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let rise for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/2" thickness.

Using biscuit cutters or a glass, cut out doughnuts. Let rise for an additional 1-2 hours.

In a heavy saucepan, heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees. Set a cooling rack over a sheet pan and set aside.

Fry the doughnuts until golden brown on one side, then flip over using a chopstick. When evenly brown, remove from the oil and let drain on the prepared cooling rack.

Defrost strawberries in the microwave. Pour off liquid. Puree in a food processor.

Melt butter in a small saucepan. When melted, add in pureed strawberries. Stir in powdered sugar until glaze reaches desired consistency. Cook and stir until smooth.

Dunk cooked doughnuts into glaze and then return to cooling rack until glaze hardens.

Enjoy! These are best if eaten immediately (which won't be a problem).


The Harried Cook said...

Yummers! That looks soooo good! The browning on the doughnut is so perfectly golden and I love the fresh strawberry glaze! I want a bite of that now!

I am going to try this recipe soon for sure! Thanks for sharing! :)

Foodie said...

Mouthwatering, Gosh awesome, Will eat in a single bite.

Cakebrain said...

I have a weak spot for doughnuts. This looks like it would do me in! yum!

Jess said...

That doughnut looks so light and soft. LOVE the strawberry glaze! Definitely saving this recipe :)

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me how much this makes? I'm interested in pouring this over a cake I'm making. The lemon glaze I would usually use consists of 2 cups powdered sugar and 1/2 cup lemon juice. And that amount pours nicely over a Lemon cake, but I'm trying a different flavor and want a strawberry glaze comparable in amount. Thank you!

Rachelle said...

I don't remember exactly how much the glaze made, but it would definitely be enough for one cake. There was a lot of glaze!

alfred said...

You can choose from various flavors for the cake, for instance you can make this cake with either a yellow or white cake mix or even a strawberry or cherry flavor if you like.

Strawberry Glaze