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Recipe

Vanilla Doughnut Glaze

Yield: about 1-3/4 cups, enough for 1 dozen doughnuts

Vanilla bean paste gives this basic doughnut glaze visible specks of bean for a real treat. Use with vanilla, chocolate, lemon, or spice baked doughnuts.

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature; more as needed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • Pinch fine sea salt

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size 1 Tbs.
  • Calories (kcal) : 60
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 10
  • Fat (g): 1
  • Saturated Fat (g): 1
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 5
  • Sodium (mg): 5
  • Carbohydrates (g): 12
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Sugar (g): 12
  • Protein (g): 0

Preparation

  • In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar, cream, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add more cream until the glaze is liquid enough to coat a spoon and thick enough that the excess drips very slowly.
  • Place a wire rack over a baking sheet. Working one at a time, dip each doughnut top side down into the glaze, and lift up, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Invert the doughnuts onto the rack, and let sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the glaze to set.
  • After glazing, doughnuts can be topped with decorative sugars, sprinkles, chopped nuts, chocolate shavings, or toasted coconut. Toppings should be applied while the glaze is still wet so that they stick.
  • For a multiple-glaze effect, let the vanilla glaze set up, about 15 minutes. Then drizzle fruit glaze, chocolate glaze, or caramel glaze over the doughnut, or dip part of the doughnut into the second glaze.

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