Spring Blossom

Recipe: Spring Blossom Doughnut

A “Spring Blossom” doughnut, capturing the essence of spring with floral flavors and edible flower decorations.

Ingredients

Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup warm milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Lavender Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp lavender extract
  • Pastel purple food coloring
Toppings:
  • Edible flowers (violets, pansies)
  • Lemon zest
  • Honey for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Dough Preparation:
    • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and yeast.
    • Whisk together eggs and milk in another bowl.
    • Mix wet ingredients into the dry until a dough forms.
    • Knead in softened butter until the dough is smooth.
    • Let the dough rise until doubled, about 1-2 hours.
  2. Shaping and Second Rise:
    • Roll out the dough and cut into doughnut shapes.
    • Place on a baking sheet, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
  3. Baking:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.
    • Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Lavender Icing:
    • Mix powdered sugar, milk, lavender extract, and food coloring to achieve a pastel purple hue.
  5. Decoration:
    • Dip each doughnut into the lavender icing.
    • Decorate with edible flowers and sprinkle with lemon zest.
    • Drizzle with honey for a sweet finish.

This “Spring Blossom” doughnut is a delightful tribute to the season, combining the elegance of lavender with the freshness of spring flowers.

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