Marble Donuts

Simple blueberry donuts dressed up with royal icing in a marble design – an absolute gem to make. I still remember when this was the time Nutmeg and Honeybee was one of my favorite instagram and youtube channels, and I would spend hours watching her cookie decorating and marbling techniques. I prefer a stable meringue based glaze fo marble donuts for a brighter white color, and a neat shiny finish. It also tends to hold up quite nicely even if the donut itself is on the pourous side (achieving a smooth surface in baked donuts tend to require more flour and creates a dense texture which I’m not a super fan of). This blueberry donut has a looser crumb and is more cake like than chewy, which I prefer as these donuts can be quite large to finish by yourself if its too dense. The downside is that its more challenging to decorate, so use a meringue or white chocolate based thicker glaze to be extra safe!

Marble Blueberry Donuts
Makes 12 donuts
Ingredients

Marble Blueberry Donuts adapted from One Pot Chef

1 Cup of Plain All Purpose Flour
3/4 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
3/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/3 Cup of Caster Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup of Low Fat Vanilla Yoghurt
1 Egg
250g Fresh Blueberries

Marble Royal Icing glaze from Bear Feet Baker
(1/2 portion is more than enough for this recipe)

1 kg Confectioners’ Sugar
3/4 cup water and lemon juice to taste
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
5 Tablespoons Meringue Powder

To make Blueberry Donuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter or lightly spray with a non stick vegetable spray, a 9 inch (23 cm) pie or tart pan.

Add flour, caster sugar, baking powder, baking and whisk together in mixing bowl. Prepare wet ingredients by whisking vanilla yoghurt, vanilla extract and egg. Mix wet and dried ingredients.

Pipe in donut pan (lightly greased). Fill to 2/3 of the pan and bake for 190 deg C for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

To make Royal Icing

Place the powdered sugar in mixer. In a measuring cup whisk the water, cream of tartar, Meringue powder, and vanilla extract.

With the mixer on low and the paddle attachment, add the wet ingredients with the powdered sugar. Once the ingredients are combined, turn the mixer on high for about a minute. Place icing in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

To decorate Blueberry Marble donuts

Create a white base for glaze. Drip in blue and light blue glaze, and lightly swirl. Decorate with more blueberries and allow to set.

 

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