Friday, July 22, 2011

Blueberry Lime Donuts

Since I got my donut pan I've been thinking about making blueberry donuts. It's been so hot though I haven't wanted to turn on the oven even for a little bit. Yesterday though, the heat and humidity dropped, so I had my chance.
Blueberry Lime Donuts
The thing that got me thinking about blueberry donuts was this Swedish Blueberry Drink Concentrate I had picked up at Ikea.
Blueberry Lime Donuts
We'd used it to make blueberry soda in our Soda Stream and have ideas for cocktails, but I thought it might be a good baking ingredient too. I went back and forth about whether to make a citrus donut with blueberry glaze or a blueberry donut with a citrus glaze. Since I had fresh blueberry from the farmers market I thought I'd mix it up and put whole blueberries in a citrus donut with a blueberry glaze.
Blueberry Lime Donuts
I would say the results are about 80% there. The donut tasted lot like a blueberry muffin, though it was a little denser. Matt really liked them. One of them had way too many blueberries in it and sort of fell apart. I was planning on doing lemon as my citrus, but had a lime in the fridge so went with that. It was a little old, so the zest was kind of dried out and didn't give the flavor kick I had hoped for. The glaze was stunning, but watch out that blueberry concentrate will stain anything!

I share the recipe as I made it as a starting point for someone else who might be interested in trying it or improving on it.

Blueberry Lime Donuts

3/4 c flour
1/4 c sugar
3/4 t baking powder
pinch of salt
2 T fresh lime juice
zest from half a lime
2 - 3 T milk
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
1 t shortening
handful of frozen blueberries (just enough for a couple per donut) (I think you could also use fresh)
1/3 c powdered sugar
3 T blueberry drink concentrate

Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly grease three mold in a donut pan.

In a small bowl stir to together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add in the lime zest, lime juice, 2 tablespoons of milk, vanilla, egg and shortening. Combine until just blended. If it seems dry add the rest of the milk. Fold in the blueberries.

Fill the donut molds about 3/4 full. Bake for 11 - 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean (They will probably cook quicker if you use fresh instead of frozen blueberries). Let cool in the pan for a few minutes and then move to a rack to finish cooling.

Mix the powdered sugar and blueberry concentrate together until smooth in a shallow bowl. Dip the cooled donuts in the glaze. Put back on the rack for a few minutes to let the glaze dry. I recommend putting a paper towel or something until the rack to catch the drips of glaze.

Makes 3 donuts

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Hilary @ Cupcake Avenger said...

These look amazing!! I didn't even know you could bake doughnuts! Wow, thanks for sharing this recipe, I'll have to buy a doughnut pan ASAP

Deborah said...

The combination sounds fabulous. Even at 80%, they look amazing!!

vanillasugarblog said...

i do like the sound of these. I mean I really like the glaze, which I might be able to eat with a spoon? lol

Lori said...

Maybe mashing the blueberries and stirring in. It would be less concentrated on some of them. I love blueberry donuts, they are one of my favs. The next time I am at Ikea I am so getting that concentrate.

giz said...

Beautiful! I'm trying to reproduce an old country syrup that's similar to your syrup. Now I'm inspired.

Fresh Local and Best said...

The glaze sounds magnificent! Worth a stain or two.

grace said...

outstanding idea, kat! the glaze is a fabulous touch, too--i always prefer my donuts with a sticky, sloppy blanket of sugar. :)

lwbookeater said...

Are these as hot pink as they look? They look amazing, and I love the flavor combination. Thanks for sharing!

kat said...

lwbookeater - the frosting is totally that hot color!

Lori said...

Oh wow, I can take 80% with these. They look beautiful. I completely understand trying to get a recipe to it's fullest potential though. I'd say 100% on appearance.

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