One of my favorite things about Valentine's Day is the excuse for me to drench the apartment, the office, and my baked goods in pink. To start the holiday right, I'm sharing a recipe for strawberry mini-baked donuts that will capture any girly girl (or boy's) heart.
For the Mini Strawberry Baked Donuts (Makes about 30 mini donuts)
1/2 cup potato starch
1/2 cup sorghum flour
3/4 cup sweet white rice flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup strawberry milk powder (I used Nesquik)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup canola oil1 egg
*If you would like a bright pink color to your donuts, feel free to add a couple of drops of pink food coloring to your batter
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add egg, buttermilk, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk by hand or mixer. Scoop batter into large pastry bag fitted with a medium round tip or into a freezer bag with the corner cut. Pipe batter into donut cavity until about 1/2 way full. Bake donuts for 7-9 minutes, until they spring back to the touch.
Allow donuts to cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove and place on parchment paper or cooling rack. Re-fill pan and bake next batch.
For the Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 drops pink food coloring
2 tsp strawberry extract
1 1/2 tbsp milk
Line counters with parchment paper. Place powdered sugar in a bowl. Add strawberry extract, milk, and food coloring. Stir vigorously until sugar is fully dissolved.
Dip each donut in glaze, allowing excess to drip off before setting down on parchment paper. Decorate as desired.