Cupid's Arrow Doughnut

Recipe: Cupid’s Arrow Doughnut

A heart-shaped doughnut with vibrant red icing, featuring a golden edible sugar arrow across it, symbolizing Cupid’s arrow. It’s adorned with small edible golden stars and tiny white icing hearts.

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 1 large egg
  8. Oil, for frying
  9. Red food coloring (for the icing)

For the Icing and Decoration:

  1. 2 cups powdered sugar
  2. 3-4 tbsp milk
  3. Red food coloring
  4. Edible gold paint or food coloring (for the arrow)
  5. Edible golden stars
  6. White icing (for the hearts)

Instructions

  1. Make the Dough:
    • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, milk, and egg.
    • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients to form a dough.
  2. Shape the Doughnuts:
    • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness.
    • Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the doughnuts.
  3. Fry the Doughnuts:
    • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pot to 375°F (190°C).
    • Fry the doughnuts until they are golden brown, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Prepare the Icing:
    • Mix powdered sugar with milk until smooth. Stir in red food coloring to achieve a vibrant red.
    • Dip each doughnut in the icing, then place them back on the wire rack.
  5. Decorate:
    • Once the icing is set, paint or place a golden sugar arrow across each doughnut.
    • Add edible golden stars and pipe tiny white icing hearts to complete the theme.
  6. Serve:
    • Allow the decorations to set before serving.

Enjoy creating and sharing these Cupid’s Arrow Doughnuts, perfect for celebrating love and affection on Valentine’s Day!

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