Baked Strawberry Rose Cream Donuts with Strawberry Icing are so easy, come out fluffy and soft and are drizzled with a wonderful homemade strawberry icing. You won’t be sure if you’re eating dessert or breakfast, but still… they are GREAT for brunch!
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.
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!
Originally published May 22, 2013