Valentine's Day

Recipe: Valentine’s Day Doughnut

The image you’ve shared showcases a beautiful Valentine’s Day themed doughnut. It’s dipped in a luscious pink icing and adorned with an array of decorative elements that evoke romance and elegance. The doughnut is decorated with red and pink heart-shaped sprinkles, delicate roses made from icing or fondant, and it’s drizzled with a darker chocolate glaze which provides a lovely contrast to the pink icing. The surrounding roses and petals contribute to the Valentine’s atmosphere, making it a perfect treat for someone special on this day of love.

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
Pink Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Pink food coloring
Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Decorations:
  • Heart-shaped sprinkles (red and pink)
  • Edible roses (made from icing or fondant)
  • Red and white sugar pearls

Instructions

  1. Dough Preparation:
    • Mix flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
    • Whisk together eggs and milk in another bowl.
    • Gradually combine wet ingredients with the dry, mixing to form a dough.
    • Knead in softened butter until smooth.
    • Let the dough rise until doubled, about 1-2 hours.
  2. Shaping and Baking:
    • Roll out the dough and cut into doughnut shapes using a doughnut cutter.
    • Place on a baking sheet, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes.
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
    • Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Pink Icing:
    • Mix powdered sugar with milk until smooth.
    • Stir in pink food coloring to achieve the desired shade.
  4. Chocolate Drizzle:
    • Melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil together until smooth.
  5. Decoration:
    • Dip each doughnut into the pink icing, covering the top surface.
    • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the icing in a zigzag pattern.
    • While the icing is still wet, arrange the heart-shaped sprinkles and sugar pearls.
    • Place an edible rose on top for an elegant finish.

This Valentine’s Day themed doughnut is not only visually stunning but also a deliciously romantic treat to share with loved ones.

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