Oh it’s that time again. Back to school. Oh sure, I’m ready, I suppose. And I am ready to share my baked goods with my work friends who I work closely with every day. I love sharing the desserts I make with others and they are very lucky since I see them probably more than anyone else. I am also very excited to get the baking club going. I hope to have a lot of interest and I can’t wait to share with you all of the great things the students do.
So to celebrate the first day back, I felt the small, but wonderful department I work in needed a breakfast treat to get us through a hectic morning we were expecting to have. I made Blueberry Swirl Donuts with Lemon Glaze. And they were baked. And had fresh fruit. So no one could feel guilty about eating a donut, or multiple donuts. And multiple donuts were necessary. I found the recipe for the donuts on Wanna Be A Country Cleaver and you can find the recipe here.
I like how this has plain Greek yogurt. I wonder how they would taste if a flavored yogurt is used. I will have to try that. Also, you need to use a donut pan. I have the one from Wilton and if you MUST make these, which you probably will, you can get one at Michael’s or AC Moore with a coupon.
I made a couple of changes as I went along. Strain the blueberries after they have slightly cooled. This will prevent any blueberry skins from getting into the donuts. After I put the blueberry sauce in the batter the first time, I realized that there was a lot of skin from the blueberries left. So I scooped them all out of each donut cavity with a toothpick.
The second batch worked out much better. Also, I tried swirling the sauce with a knife but it was too big. Use a toothpick and you can swirl the sauce into the batter much better. And make cool designs.
After the donuts are done baking, you dip them face down into a lemon glaze. I sort of wish I dipped the entire donut into the glaze. But still, they are delicious!
I think the donuts helped us all get through our hectic morning and I am happy to say it was a successful day! See what baked goods can do ?! They make everything better.