I am a sucker for a good yeast doughnut. There is just something about a piece of fried dough topped with a sweet glaze or frosting. It makes my taste buds smile. I have been hesitant about making my own very often. They just seemed like too much work. However, with the right recipe like these heart shaped glazed doughnuts they can be fairly simple to make.
This recipe makes it easy because you make the dough and place it in the fridge until the next day. Then when you are ready, just roll the dough out and cut it, give the cut doughnuts some time to get puffy, fry and glaze. The key to this though is glazing them twice. So when you look at the glaze recipe it may seem like a lot, but keep in mind there is a lot that falls off the doughnuts and you need tow glaze them twice to get a nice coating.
I used some heart shaped cookie cutters to get the cute shape for Valentine’s but you can always stick with the traditional round shape if you prefer. Just be sure to add some Valentine sprinkles. If you go for the heart shape, I just got cookie cutters that are the same shape – one small and one larger.
My family devoured these doughnuts and were even fighting over them when it came down to the last few that remained. For fun, I threaded the heart shaped doughnut wholes onto a skewer to make a doughnut kabob with them. So fun and so yummy!
Recipe adapted from Doughmesstic.