Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

I’ve been hinting at these for two weeks. They are finally here.

Strawberry? Check. Rose? Check. Cream? Check. Fluffy, soft baked donuts? Definitely! Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing will quickly become a favorite with a cup of tea or mug of coffee. They are so full of flavor, soft and much healthier than their fried counterparts. This means I can enjoy a baked donut a bit more often. That’s what that means, right? ;)

The idea of cooking and baking with floral extracts has always intrigued me. Awhile back, I decided to order an assortment of unique flavor extracts, like lavender, rose, jasmine, orange blossom and hibiscus. I started using them in all sorts of cakes, muffins, rice dishes and even beverages. Last summer I received a huge crate of strawberries and I had no idea what to do with all of them. So we made jam/jelly. Lots of it. And I still had strawberries left. So I decided to try making a strawberry donut. It turned out fantastic and eventually we decided to switch some ingredients out so we could use cream and turn them into a Strawberries and Cream donut. We had a few fails until we perfected the Strawberries and Cream Donuts. And then it was time to try it with the Rose.

Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing

I don’t think I can even explain how amazing the Strawberry Rose combination is. They compliment each other beautifully and it just tastes like a Spring Donut. I don’t know how to explain that, but if you try them, you will immediately know what I mean.

When we made these last summer, we didn’t wind up taking any photos. Last week I noticed that our rose bushes were in full bloom and that my strawberry plants were bursting at the seams with ripe, beautiful strawberries. Hmm… well, I knew what I was making. (I really just wanted the rose for the pictures, I used the same rose extract I’ve always used.)

So just for you, here is the recipe for these amazing little bites of heaven. I have one sitting here waiting for me with my morning coffee, and I’m not allowed to eat it until I finish this post. So here’s the recipe, so I can hurry up and get to it.

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Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing
 
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The sweet taste of strawberry & the soft floral flavor of Rose, makes Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing, a very special breakfast.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 donuts
Ingredients
For the Donuts:
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1¼ Tablespoon of rose extract {I Got Mine Here}
  • 1 cup of chopped strawberries
For the Icing:
  • 6 strawberries, hulled
  • 1 Tablespoon of half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar, sifted*
Instructions
For the Donuts:
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray your donut pan with non stick cooking spray. I only have one tray, so I have to repeat in between batches.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk your eggs, then add the cream, butter and rose and whisk until incorporated.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and blend just until incorporated. It will be a little thick, don’t worry about this. Fold in the chopped strawberries.
  5. Open a freezer bag and dump the dough into the bag. Seal the bag and snip the bottom corner off one side.
  6. Pipe the dough into your donut pan about ⅔ full.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes. You can tell they are done because if you press on the donut, it will spring back up.
  8. Allow to completely cool on a rack before icing.
For the Icing:
  1. In a blender, pulverize the strawberries.
  2. Add the cream and blend.
  3. Pour 1 cup at a time of powdered sugar into the blender and blend. If you want a thinner icing, only use the 1st cup. If you want a thicker icing, use the second cup of powdered sugar.
  4. Pour or brush the icing over the donuts. Enjoy!

 

Do you enjoy cooking with fun extracts? What is your favorite extract? What is your favorite FLORAL extract?
Now, I’m outta here. Off to eat this baby, enjoy some coffee and wake up some more.

Have a blessed day!

Comments

  1. says

    Nicole, these are such pretty, elegant doughnuts! Too bad I’m not much of a lady – I’d be cramming them into my mouth like there’s no tomorrow. I love strawberries and cream,and I can just imagine how wonderfully the rose compliments those flavours. These are gorgeous photos too.

    • says

      Thank you so much Nancy! It’s okay, I wasn’t very lady like with them either carrying two of them in my hands and dunking them in the coffee this morning. So, so good! :) Thank you for the sweet words about the photos! :)

    • says

      I like how you think Chelsea! :) The rose extract truly made the donut special, I’m so glad I tried it. Thanks so much for the sweet words about the photos!

    • says

      I really enjoy the baked versus fried. Less mess, and a healthier option for a not so healthy food that I crave. hehe Thanks! Let me know how you like them!

  2. Adele says

    Hi!

    These look absolutely amazing and DIVINE! I was wondering, if I do not have a donut pan, can I bake them in a muffin pan?

    • says

      You could certainly try. They might have different baking temperatures since a donut pan is thinner than a muffin pan. :) I would start with the times listed and then just insert a toothpick until it comes out clean, adding a few minutes until you have them done. Good luck and enjoy!

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