Continuing on my doughnut quest, I decided to make these beautiful Blueberry-glazed Earl Grey Doughnuts from Oh Lady Cakes. They were a lot different from the first doughnut recipe I tried, and I was frankly captivated by the concept of the Earl Grey infusion and the promise of brilliant purple glaze.
1 cup (200g) cold & devided
2-4 earl grey tea bags
1/4 cup (50g) refined coconut oil, melted
1/2 (100g) cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (148g) unbleached cake flour
2/3 cup (90g) unbleached flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 cup powdered cane sugar
2-3 tablespoons blueberry juice (see notes below)
Preheat oven to 325˚F. Lightly spray two 6 cavity doughnut pans with oil; set aside. Line a drinking glass with a piping or ziplock bag; set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring 1/2 cup of the almondmilk to a light rumble. Remove from heat and add tea bags, then let steep for five minutes. Once the tea has steeped, stir in the remaining almondmilk.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, sugar, vanilla extract, and earl grey almondmilk; whisk thoroughly to combine then set mixture aside for 10 minutes to allow the sugar to dissolve a bit. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt. When the wet mixture is ready, create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients; whisk just until the lumps disappear (be sure not to over mix or else your doughnuts will be dense). Pour the batter into the prepared piping bag and (if using a ziplock, snip the corner about 1/2″ up) fill each doughnut cavity 2/3 full. You should have just enough batter to fill the two pans. Bake at 325˚F for 14-16 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
While the doughnuts are cooling, prepare the blueberry glaze by adding the powdered sugar to a small mixing bowl. Whisk in the blueberry juice, one tablespoon at a time, until the glaze reaches the desired consistency. When doughnuts have cooled, dip into glaze then transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top with desired toppings then let the doughnuts sit until the glaze has hardened; about 1 hour. Doughnuts are best served the day of, but will keep (un-iced) at room temperature for up to three days, loosely covered with plastic. Ice as needed.
Yield: 12 doughnuts
*I make blueberry juice by simmering a big handful of frozen blueberries + a tablespoon of water over medium high heat (if you use the store bought stuff, your icing may be much lighter in color).
- Do you see that glaze? How amazing is that color?
- These were a drier, denser doughnut that I had anticipated. I think the next time I’ll decrease the bake time and leave my batter a little looser. I think the dense quality was due to over mixing.
- I love that these are vegan, and the overall product is pretty tasty, but it is definitely one of those baked goods that you bite into and can tell that they’re a bit “different”.
- So one weird thing did happen with these: they looked great the night I baked them, but by the following morning, the doughnuts had actually absorbed the glaze, making for weird sugary wet patches in the doughnuts, not to mention a rather unattractive exterior. So for now, let’s just call these a “day of” baked good.