As tomorrow is the big day, I wanted to share this Red Valentine’s Day Doughnuts recipe. It’s very easy to make and it looks so cute. The doughnuts are baked, so it’s a healthier option. I made lots of variations on the recipe and they turned out perfect each time.
I decided to add a little bit more milk, oil and flour, to make more batter. This way the doughnuts will grow over their tin and, when flipped, they will have a base that can be filled with beautiful, smooth, whipped cream. I think this makes them more like dessert than a simple doughnut. I loved them so much that I will make them again.
Because it’s Valentine’s Day, I had to make them red. I used vegetarian red food colouring. For decor, I used redcurrants, as they are the perfect size. If you don’t have berries, use small hearts made out of biscuits or shop bought decorations.
Ingredients for 6 doughnut-desserts:
– 80g plain wholemeal flour
– 50g demerara sugar
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1 egg
– 70ml milk
– 3 spoons of oil
– 4 drops of strawberry flavouring
– red food colouring
– 150 ml whipping cream
– 2-3 spoons of icing sugar
– 6 berries to decorate the doughnuts
Preheat the oven to 160C or 140C fan. Oil the baking tray.
Make the batter by mixing the flour with the sugar and the baking powder. Beat the egg with the milk, oil, colouring and flavouring. Mix the wet ingredients with a spoon until incorporated. Tip the dry ingredients on top and stir until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Pour the batter into the doughnut baking tray. Bake for 12-15 minutes. When they are done, remove the tray from the oven. Leave the doughnuts for a couple of minutes. Take them out of the mould and leave them on a cooling rack until they are cold.
Meanwhile, beat the whipping cream with the sugar with a hand mixer. Feel free to add flavouring if you feel think they would be better. When the doughnuts are cold, pipe the whipped cream on top and put the redcurrants on top and the doughnuts are ready to be served.