Earl Grey tea flavored baked donuts glazed in organic freeze dry raspberries. Naturally colored from the raspberries and topped with pastel stars, pink and red tiny hearts and rainbow sprinkles. Yum, donuts for breakfast!
With this horrible weather in Houston, a short commute to the local Shipley’s or Kolache Factory was not on my mind. While I started browsing Pinterest for ideas, nothing screamed drool worthy. Since I’m always looking for base donut recipes and I knew ” target=”_blank”>Sally would not disappoint, that was a good start with her pink party baked donuts. This recipe makes 6 large Wilton baked donuts and about 17 donut holes. If you’re making donut holes, bake those for 6 minutes. However, if you’re making large donuts, bake those for 8-10 minutes as Sally instructed.
Sometimes I like my dessert naturally colored so I mixed a good amount of powdered sugar…maybe 1/2 cup packed with some heavy whipping cream until it reached desired dipping consistency. Then blended up some freeze dry raspberries for coloring. For the sprinkles, you can either sprinkle them by hand. Or grab a bowl, mix some sprinkles in it and then dip.
In terms of instructions, whisk together dry ingredients. Mix brown sugar and egg, then add buttermilk, butter and extract until smooth. Last, incorporate the wet ingredients with the dry until it’s combined. Do not over mix or you’ll be left with a dense donut. Oops.
Earl Grey Raspberry Baked Donuts
● 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
● 1 teaspoon baking powder
● 1 teaspoon baking soda
● 1/2 teaspoon salt
● 3/4 teaspoon ground Earl Grey tea powder
● 1 extra large egg, at room temperature
● 1/3 cup (65g) packed light brown sugar
● 1/2 cup (120ml) buttermilk, at room temperature (mix together 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 Tablespoon apple vinegar)1
● 2 Tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
● 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 Though I did not have buttermilk on hand, you can whisk 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 Tablespoon apple vinegar. You can also use regular vinegar, but I didn’t have that ingredient.
Note: If you’re not a fan of Earl Grey tea, feel free to substitute your favorite variety. This could be matcha or some other ground tea powder. Additionally, you can heat up your heavy whipping cream and drop a tea bag to infuse the flavors.
I’d like to bake more colorful donuts. Until then, view my other baked sweets.