These are actually out of this world!
See what I did there? OK. SO. Let's talk donuts!! HOL(E)Y MOLY- these are so mouth wateringly delicious. As I've said before, I am the furthest thing away from a baker, and it is definitely not my strong point. I was actually in shock when these came out as fluffy and light and perfect as they did. Like ok, for example.. take a closer look at that [big] bite mark.. now notice how cakey and donut-like they are. I MADE THAT! Still so excited.
Before I begin talking about these little galactic goodies, I am so eager to go away this weekend, and visit one of my favorite people ever. My lovely friend Alex is getting married next month (still can't believe it's approaching so quick!), and this weekend is her Bridal shower! Wine tours & Brunch & Swimming & EATING. SO, since she lives in Buffalo, I am flying up tomorrow and spending the next 3 days there. A little weekend away to explore a new town I've never been to, WHILE checking out any local little food shops. Plus, who doesn't like a girls trip now & then, to catch up with old friends, while gossiping on everything you've missed for months?! CAN'T WAIT!
Anyone else have weekend plans? Nearby vacays? Kicking off the Summer yet?!
OK let's get crackin. If you are anything like me, and a complete sucker for a good donut, BUT hate feeling guilty after you've indulged in 1 or 25, this is the recipe for you. I need to admit, in college and NO exaggeration, I would go to the Dunkin Donuts across from FIT during class breaks, and get one double chocolate cake donut with sprinkles, everyday. SO greedy & SO unnecessary. Looking back now, I don't know how I was so unhealthy (and RIP to the money spent on donuts </3)- but that's what college is for... right?
Well for starters, these are baked and not deep fried, so that's basically enough for me. And they don't require as much sugar as any other recipe I've seen, so that's another bonus point in my book. OH! And they came from one of the greatest vegan bloggers @sobeautifullyraw on Instagram (Check her out- srsly the best Galaxy donut photo I've seen!). I've changed it a littttttle bit so it isn't totally vegan, but feel free to add your tweak. Right... enough rambling.
PLEASE try at home & Enjoy! xx S.
|| Vegetarian • Dairy free ||
I N G R E D I E N T S:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of Soy milk (+ 1 1/2 Tbs for icing)
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter (or vegan margarine to make Dairy free!)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (+ 1/4 tsp for icing)
- 1 1/2 Tbs of melted coconut oil
- 1 Egg
- Food dye & edible decorative dust!
- Powdered sugar
- Pinch of Salt
DONUTS: Start by preheating your oven to 350° fahrenheit. In a mixing bowl, add your flour, sugar, spices & baking powder + pinch of salt. Whisk to combine. In a separate small bowl, add your soy milk and vinegar. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until it begins to thicken (UMMM this is how to make buttermilk! Mind.Blown). Once it has thickened a bit, add to a small saucepan with your butter, vanilla, and egg over low heat. Wish to combine & cook until just melted, while stirring but do not let it begin boil. Also, be super careful to make sure the egg doesn't start to scramble (yuuuck). Add to your dry mixture a little at a time, while combining evenly. Now, spoon about a tablespoon or so of the batter, into your greased donut pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the top feels bouncy when you touch it! They do NOT need to brown. Let em coooooooooool.
GALAXY ICING!: Zee fun part! Wahoo! In a small bowl, add your coconut oil, little vanilla & soy milk. Slowly add in powdered sugar until desired consistency, and it looks like frosting/glaze! Now, add in a little bit of red & blue food dye at a time, while first getting your purpley color, and then adding a little more to swirl and get that "galaxy" look. It's kind of tricky, but really fun to experiment! Dip your donut in the swirly frosting, top with some edible glitter dust, let sit, take a million pictures, and EEEEEAT!
*Notes: First, if I can make these, ANYONE can. I am lucky if I can get an instant cake box to turn out half decent. So if this baking recipe is "sammy" proof, I promise you can do it even better!! ANNND just a tip- totally make the dyed frosting in small batches, incase you add too much dye and don't like how it looks. Then you won't need to start whipping up a whole new batch of fresh white frosting! Been there. Not fun.
Oh! And if you're from the UK, Ryan swears these are "UK style" donuts. Never had one, but i'll take it (considering he ate the whole plate in 2 days :) )!