Lavender Blood Orange Doughnuts

Makes approximately 24 doughnuts

Prep time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Doughnut

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground Terre Bleu Lavender Culinary Buds
  • 1 tablespoon blood orange zest (about one blood orange)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons blood orange juice (from approx. 1 orange)
  • 1 to 2 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425° F (220° C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix melted butter, oil, sugar and eggs until combined. Gently stir in the finely ground lavender buds. Zest one blood orange directly into the mixture. Stir.
  3. In a large bowl, gently stir flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. 
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the flour mixture. Add in the milk and stir until no lumps remain.
  5. Fill doughnut pan with the batter, about 3/4 full. You can use a spoon or fill a piping bag an pipe the batter into the molds. 
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 7-9 minutes. 
  7. Allow doughnuts to cool on a wire rack. 
  8. Prepare the glaze. Stir the blood orange juice and melted butter in a bowl. Add the sifted icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time, stir until smooth after each addition. Add enough icing sugar until the desired consistency is reached. If glaze is too thick, add 1/2 teaspoon orange juice at a time. If it is too thin, add 1 tablespoon icing sugar at a time. 
  9. Dip the slightly cooled doughnuts into the glaze and place back onto the wire rack. Sprinkle with lavender bud. Allow to sit until glaze sets. 
  10. Doughnuts are best consumed the same day

*Note: if you don't have a doughnut pan, you can make these in a muffin tin as well. Bake times may need to be adjusted depending on the size of the muffin tin. 

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