I know Monday is such a torturous day by itself.
And now here I am adding to that torture with these donuts.
Would you forgive me if I told you they were super easy to make?
And easier still to eat.
So go make them and we will forget all about the fact that it’s Monday…and I tortured you.
Blood Orange Donuts w/Blood Orange Pomegranate Glaze
For the donuts
2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. heavy cream
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 blood orange, chopped into pieces
For the glaze
1 blood orange, sliced
The rind from the blood orange you used in the donut
1/4 c. of pomegranate juice
1 tbsp. corn syrup
1/2 tbsp. butter
3/4 c. of powdered sugar
2 tbsp. heavy cream
To mix the donuts- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add the liquid ingredients and the blood orange pieces and stir just until combined. Grease a donut pan and fill each one 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 10-12 minutes (this will vary on your oven and how full you made each donut cup), or until the dough springs back to your touch. Remove from the oven, cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove and continue cooling on a rack.
To make the glaze- While the donuts are baking, combine in a small saucepan the first 5 ingredients. Cook over medium heat until the juice starts to thicken and boil (I recommend slightly mashing the oranges a bit with your spoon to make sure you get some of the orange juice). With a strainer spoon remove the orange pieces and set aside (you can either eat these pieces or make candied orange pieces). Whisk in the powdered sugar and the cream and stir until it’s thickened and smooth.
Drizzle the glaze over the donuts and serve.