Introducing a heart shaped donuts recipe, perfect for Valentine’s Day or honestly, any day! They’re cute bite-sized treats with a fun glaze.
I can’t imagine a good day that doesn’t include donuts.
This might be a chubby thing to say, but honestly, can you think of a day that wouldn’t be a good day for donuts? I couldn’t either.
As a result, I took it upon myself to update the everyday deliciousness that is donuts. And turned them into cute bite-sized treats perfect for this upcoming Valentine’s day (or any other day).
And this heart shaped donuts recipe pairs deliciously with our Strawberry & Rose Sorbet Champagne Cocktail!
How To Make Heart Shaped Donuts
To make the heart shapes, chill the donut dough in the fridge for about an hour.
Once it’s chilled firm, roll and cut heart shapes from the dough using a cookie cutter on a lightly floured cutting board.
I had the best success with the hearts keeping their shape when frying by exaggerating the heart shape dough a bit with my hands, and then popping the cut-outs in the fridge for a few more minutes before cooking them.
Ingredients For The Donut Glaze
1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Pink food coloring
How To Make Donut Glaze
Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan and heat over low heat until warm.
Sift confectioners’ sugar into milk mixture.
Whisk slowly, until well combined.
Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water.
Dip doughnuts into the glaze, one at a time, and then place them on wax paper to set.
What Would Go Well With Homemade Donuts?
Before you can begin making donuts, you first need to decide what to serve with them.
Any number of things will go great with your fresh-baked donuts! You could serve them with coffee or tea, hot chocolate, milk or orange juice. Also, because they make for an excellent breakfast or brunch, you can simply serve them with butter and jam on the side.
What Would Taste Good With Donuts?
The possibilities are endless! You could sprinkle your donuts with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, granulated sugar, chocolate fudge glaze… The list goes on! You could also opt for less sweet toppings, such as dark chocolate, caramel sauce and nuts.