Whimsical Valentine's Day Doughnut

Recipe: Whimsical Valentine’s Day Doughnut

Here’s the design for a whimsical and dreamy Valentine’s Day themed doughnut.

Ingredients

For the Doughnut:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 packet instant yeast (about 2 1/4 tsp)
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, warmed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces
Pastel Pink Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Pink food coloring
Decorations:
  • Edible glitter
  • Colorful sugar flowers
  • Edible butterflies

Instructions

  1. Dough Preparation:
    • Mix flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
    • Beat eggs and milk together, then combine with the dry ingredients to form a dough.
    • Knead in the butter until the dough is smooth and elastic.
    • Let it rise until doubled in size.
  2. Shaping and Baking:
    • Roll out the dough and cut into doughnut shapes.
    • Let them rise on a baking sheet until puffy.
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes, or until lightly golden.
    • Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Pastel Pink Glaze:
    • Mix powdered sugar with milk and pink food coloring until smooth.
  4. Decoration:
    • Dip each cooled doughnut into the pastel pink glaze.
    • Sprinkle with edible glitter.
    • Decorate with sugar flowers and place a few edible butterflies for a fairy-tale touch.

This doughnut is a delight for both the eyes and the palate, perfect for a whimsical and romantic Valentine’s Day celebration.

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