Krispy Kreme, anyone? I love it. I love it so much. I used to live within walking distance of one. In the almost three years I lived there, I only went there twice because I was still so worried about my weight and what I was putting in my body. Suddenly I stopped caring so much, and all of that weight dropped. I also left a terrible situation. I’m definitely an unhappy fat and a happy thin. My mom tends to be the opposite. Food and weight and happiness levels are a curious thing! The point being, I love Krispy Kreme especially when they’re hot.
I do tend to just go for the classic doughnuts. I think those taste the best, but I do like some of their seasonal doughnuts as well. I am really excited to introduce you all to this Krispy Kreme copy cat Valentine’s Day Doughnuts. They’re absolutely stunning, and they taste like the Krispy Kreme we all know and love.
My SO is definitely not a holiday guy. He didn’t believe in Santa at all as a kid. He just humored his family. He doesn’t like any of this kitschy stuff. I love it! I grew up in that holiday loving culture. We didn’t do it in our house to the extent that most of the kids I went to school with did, but I still love looking at the decorations I will never use and baking special holiday themed treat. It’s fun, and honestly, it’s a really nice distraction from the real world at times. These heart shaped doughnuts are sure to blow you away and make your holiday that much sweeter!
Thanks to Helene at Tartelette for this fantastic recipe!
- 2 pkgs. yeast
- 1/4 cup water (105-115 degrees)
- 1-1/2 cups lukewarm milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup butter
- 5 cups all-purpose flour vegetable oilGlaze:
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 4–6 tbl. hot water
- 6 drops of red food coloring if you’d like your icing pink
- colored sprinkles if desired.Instructions
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in bowl of your stand mixer. Add milk, salt, eggs, butter and 2 cups flour. Beat on low for 30 seconds with the paddle attachment, scraping the bowl if needed. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining flour and mi untilsmooth until smooth. Cover and let rise until double, about an hour. Turn dough onto floured surface and roll dough 1/2-inch thick. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees and fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove from the oil and drain them on paper towels for a minute. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and set them on cooling racks over paper lined baking sheets (easier to clean up).
- Heat butter until melted over medium low heat and remove from the stove. Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
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