Valentine's Day Homemade Cherry-Filled Doughnuts | Blog to Taste

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Day Homemade Cherry-Filled Doughnuts

Admittedly, Valentine's day isn't my favorite day of the year because I'm one of those forever alone people. Alas, I enjoy heart-shaped foods like cookies, cakes, and candies. If you're like me, you just want to sit in your bed, watch Netflix, and eat some sweets on V-day to console yourself. For this post, I decided to make some lovely cherry-filled doughnuts that you can enjoy with your date or as distraction from your lack of a date.

This is the second time I've used this recipe from Epicurious, and I've gotta say, it's perfect. If you follow the instructions and use the right tools, you will achieve doughnut divinity. It is rather time consuming, yes, but it's worth it in the end. Keep in mind that these little treats are not healthy in any way. They have carbs, fat, sugar, gluten, etc, but you can be a little naughty for V-day, right?

Valentine's Day Homemade Doughnuts

Click here for the Epicurious recipe

Beyond what's listed in the recipe above, I used a can of cherry pie filling and glaze (recipe below). After I fried the doughnuts in vegetable oil in my deep frier, I let them cool for about 10 minutes. Once cooled, I poked a hole in the top and bottom of the heart to fill them. I filled a Ziplock sandwich bag and cut one corner off to create an injector which is how I filled each doughnut. After that, I glazed them and covered them with some red sprinkles to make them look more festive.

Glaze recipe

4 tbsp evaporated milk
1 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

To make: combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.