Glazed Cherry Donuts

Have you tried any of our scrumptious donuts?! We have all sorts from Rose Salted Milk Chocolate to Strawberry + Rose Petal…I love making seasonal donuts and these Glazed Cherry Donuts may be a new favorite. They are nice and light which is perfect for this time of year. So grab an iced coffee and snack on this delicious springtime delight…enjoy!

Homemade Glazed Cherry Donuts

Makes two dozen

3 + 1/3 cups organic all purpose flour
4 tablespoons caster sugar
2 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
4 organic large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
9 tablespoons organic, unsalted butter (at room temperature)
Organic canola oil
Cherry Glaze (recipe below)

Place flour, sugar, salt, yeast, eggs, and water in the bowl of a stand mixer…mix on low speed for about 5 minutes until well combined and elastic. Then, slowly add pieces of butter while mixer is running on medium speed until well combined for another 7 minutes…stop the mixer occasionally to scrape down the side of the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise in a sunny, warm spot until it has doubled in size…this can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. Then, remove from bowl and roll out on a floured surface to a little under 1 cm thickness. Using a 2.5″ round cookie cutter and a nickel-sized round piping tip, cut out the donuts and centers.

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and cover with a kitchen towel. Allow to rise for another hour. 15 minutes before you are ready to fry the donuts, place two inches of canola oil into a high-sided pot and bring the temperature up to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. You will want to maintain this temperature as you are frying the donuts so keep an eye on the thermometer and raise/reduce heat as needed. Fry 2-3 donuts at a time, flipping once golden, about a minute on each side. Remove from oil using a slotted spoon and place on a wire rack with a layer of paper towels underneath it to drain. Once you are finished frying the donuts and they are cool enough to handle, dunk the tops in the Cherry Glaze (recipe below) and place back on a cooling rack. Enjoy immediately.

Cherry Glaze

2-2 1/2 cups organic powdered sugar, sifted
3-4 tablespoons organic whole milk
3-4 tablespoons of fresh, organic cherries, mashed

Simply mix all ingredients using a whisk until smooth. Voila!

Enjoy these delicious Glazed Cherry Donuts!

Recipe + Photography by Cassie Winslow
***Please note that sweet pea flowers are not edible-they were used for styling purposes only…

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