Galaxy Doughnuts

I was mesmerized and inspired by these galaxy doughnuts by Hedi Gh on Instagram. Wow!

Don't be afraid to fry cake doughnuts at home! These mesmerizing Galaxy Doughnuts with moody glacé icing are so easy and so delicious!

Why I love this project

I’ve been wanting to try doughnuts at home for a long time. I finally took the plunge (into hot oil) and have zero regrets. These basic cake doughnuts were delicious and SO easy!

Don't be afraid to fry cake doughnuts at home! These mesmerizing Galaxy Doughnuts with moody glacé icing are so easy and so delicious!Tips, techniques + takeaways

Doughnuts are NOT as dangerous as you think!

Doughnuts are NOT as messy as you think!

Use a candy thermometer to keep oil temp as consistent as possible.

Drop “moody” food coloring in various blues, greens, purples and black into thick glacé icing. Gently swirl (don’t mix) and slather it on letting it drip down the sides of each doughnut.

Pixie dust = shimmering stars!

Don't be afraid to fry cake doughnuts at home! These mesmerizing Galaxy Doughnuts with moody glacé icing are so easy and so delicious!Don't be afraid to fry cake doughnuts at home! These mesmerizing Galaxy Doughnuts with moody glacé icing are so easy and so delicious!Tools for success

A deep fryer with temperature control, like this one by Cuisinart, would have come in handy.

Ateco 3.5″ Stainless Steel Doughnut Cutter

Glazed, Filled, Sugared & Dipped: Easy Doughnut Recipes to Fry or Bake at Home by Stephen Collucci. If you’re on the fence about this book you should know that Stephen is a pastry chef. This guy is legit and knows doughnuts. This is quickly becoming one of my most used cookbooks and I have the grease stained pages to prove it.

Americolor Electric Blue

Americolor Navy Blue

Americolor Regal Purple

Americolor Super Black

Cake Doughnuts

Makes about a dozen 3" doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 lemon zest of
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 large free-range egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

FOR FRYING

  • 64 ounces vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  2. Add the egg and mix on low to combine.
  3. Add buttermilk, butter, egg yolks and vanilla. Mix until just combined into a firm dough.
  4. Transfer dough to a sheet of parchment paper and cover with another sheet. Roll dough to about 1/2" thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour. Or until the parchment paper peels away easily without sticking.
  5. Heat at least 2" of oil in a dutch oven or deep fryer to 350º using a candy thermometer. TIP: Adjust heat to maintain a consistent oil temperature while frying.
  6. Line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.
  7. Peel top sheet of parchment from dough and turn onto a floured work surface. Remove second sheet of parchment and dust dough lightly with flour. Using a floured doughnut cutter, cut the dough into rounds.
  8. Fry doughnuts in batches, giving them plenty of room to float in the oil. Fry until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. Remove doughnuts with a bamboo skimmer and place on paper towels to drain.
  9. Toss warm doughnuts in sugar or dip them in a glaze. Eat immediately or store for up to 2 days.

Notes

Source: Glazed Filled Sugared & Dipped by Stephen Collucci

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 117 grams

Amount Per Serving

Calories 319

% Daily Value

Total Fat 6.1 g

9%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g

16%

Sodium 661 mg

28%

Total Carbohydrates 59.06 g

20%

Dietary Fiber 1 g

4%

Sugars 35.9 g

Protein 5.95 g

12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Basic Doughnut Glaze

Makes about 3/4 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together icing sugar and milk until smooth. Add sugar or milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Use immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 11 grams

Amount Per Serving

Calories 34

% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.08 g

0%

Sodium 1 mg

0%

Total Carbohydrates 8.43 g

3%

Sugars 8.28 g

Protein 0.08 g

0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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