It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Where I live in the Northeast, February can be a dreary month. Comfort food and sweet treats are a great way to beat the winter gloom. Valentine’s Day is always an especially fun way to spread kindness and cheer in chilly weather. Inspired by my Scholastic foodie book, Donut Go Breaking My Heart, here’s a new Valentine’s Day donut recipe to try.
“I’m Glaze-y For You” donuts are a sweet way to celebrate, guaranteed to make your heart and your taste buds happy.
Ingredients for donuts:
2 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 Tsp baking powder
Dash of salt
Dash of cinnamon
1/4 Heath toffee bits (or white or semi-sweet chocolate morsels instead)
1 egg, beaten by hand for approx. 1 minute
2 Tbsp melted unsalted sweet cream butter
1 1/4 cups whole or 2% milk
1 1/4 Tbsp vanilla extract
Food coloring (a few drops of desired colors)
Ingredients for glaze:
1-1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (use more powdered sugar for a thicker glaze)
2-3 Tbsp whole milk (the more milk you use, the runnier your icing will be)
2-3 drops vanilla extract
Drops of food coloring for desired color
Decorative sprinkles for glaze topping
Directions for donuts:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, combine milk, egg, butter, vanilla extract, and food coloring.
Using a hand-held mixer, blend wet ingredients into dry ingredients, beating until smooth.
Stir in heath toffee bits.
Spray donut baking pan with cooking spray. Spoon batter into baking pan, filling each compartment halfway.
Bake for 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into one of the donuts comes out clean. Remove baking pan from oven and let donuts cool in baking pan for 5-10 minutes.
Carefully remove donuts from the tray using a butter knife or your fingers.
Set on a cooling rack. Let cool completely.
Directions for glaze:
Prepare the icing by combining powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and food coloring.
Blend until the glaze is smooth, and runs slowly off of the spoon (should be close to the consistency of honey).
Dip the top of each donut in the glaze, swirling it slightly in the glaze to make sure the top of the donut is covered.
Decorating Your Donuts:
Before the glaze has set, decorate your donuts with fun sprinkles.
Now that your donuts are baked and decorated, give them as sweet Valentine’s treats to everyone special in your life.
Be sure to save one for yourself, too.
Enjoy it while you’re reading Donut Go Breaking My Heart.