Recipe

Doughnut balls with blueberry glaze

Can dessert get any better than balls of fried dough, drizzled with a tangy blueberry glaze?

  • 45 mins preparation (plus standing)
  • Makes 32
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Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons (14g) dry yeast
  • ½ cup (125ml) warm water
  • ¾ cup (180ml) unsweetened almond milk (see tips)
  • 80 g vegan margarine spread, melted
  • ⅓ cup (75g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cups (450g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
Blueberry glaze
  • 1½ cups (240g) icing (confectioners') sugar
  • ½ cup (75g) blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Method

  • 1
    Combine yeast and the warm water in a small bowl; stand for 5 minutes or until frothy.
  • 2
    Combine yeast mixture, almond milk, spread, sugar and salt in a large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add flour; beat until a smooth dough forms. Place dough in a large oiled bowl; cover with plastic wrap and stand in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • 3
    Line a large oven tray with baking paper. Using a lightly floured knife, cut dough into 32 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball; place balls on tray about 2cm (¾in) apart. Cover with oiled plastic wrap. Stand in a warm place for 30 minutes or until dough has risen and is light.
  • 4
    Fill a medium saucepan one-third full with oil; heat over medium heat to 180°C/350°F (or until a cube of bread turns golden in 15 seconds). Deep-fry doughnuts, in batches, for 3 minutes or until golden and cooked through; drain on paper towel.
  • 5
    Make blueberry glaze; pour over doughnuts. Serve doughnuts warm or stand until cooled.
Blueberry glaze
  • 6
    Sift icing sugar into a medium bowl; add remaining ingredients. Mash blueberries with a fork; stir until well combined. Strain glaze through a sieve.

Notes

You could also use soy or coconut milk instead of almond milk. These doughnuts are best served on the day they are made.

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