Strawberry Donuts Recipe

Rating 5.0
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These strawberry donuts are fluffy, soft and slightly chewy. Golden brown yeast-risen donuts are dipped in a glossy strawberry glaze and speckled with crushed freeze-dried strawberries.
Utensils Breakfast
Globe New American
Chef Ryan has studied varied cuisines and was trained in baking and pastry at the Ritz Carlton. He has held titles such as pastry chef at Chez TJ, which held two Michelin stars, and as chef de cuisine at Baume Restaurant, which also earned two Michelin stars during his time there. His dishes are founded in comfort, thanks to his Italian heritage, and imbued with grace thanks to his classical French training.


For the Donut
552 g
bread flour, divided
120 g
warm milk, divided
249 g
80 g
glutinous rice flour
71 g
18 g
10 g
milk powder
egg whites
egg yolk
11 g
54 g
butter, room temperature
For the Strawberry Glaze
500 g
100 g
corn syrup
strawberry puree, to taste
citric acid, to taste
freeze dried strawberries, for garnish

Directions 14 steps | 0 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

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Step 2

In a small pot over medium heat, whisk together 30 grams of bread flour, 30 grams of milk, water and the glutinous rice flour. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. 

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Step 3

Once the mixture thickens, transfer the mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or a mixing bowl. Stir the mixture to cool.

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Step 4

Once cool, mix in the sugar, salt and milk powder. Add the egg whites, egg yolk and 90 grams of milk and mix to combine. 

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Step 5

Add the yeast and 522 grams of bread flour and mix until completely incorporated. 

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Step 6

Add butter and mix until smooth.

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Step 7

 If using a stand mixer, change to the dough hook attachment. Knead the mixture until the dough becomes very stretchy, about 10 minutes. 

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Step 8

Cover the dough and chill in the refrigerator, ideally overnight. 

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Step 9

When ready to fry or bake the donuts, remove the dough from the refrigerator. On a well-floured surface, roll the dough out to ½-inch thickness. 

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Step 10

Using a 2 ¾-inch round cookie cutter, cut out large circles of dough. Use a 1-inch round cookie cutter to cut out the donut holes. 

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Step 11

Proof the dough until doubled in size. If baking donuts, transfer the dough into the donut pan before proofing. To fry donuts, heat oil to 365°F. Fry two to three donuts at a time, frying for 2-3 minutes or until golden. To bake donuts, bake donuts for 10-15 minutes at 350°F in the oven, until golden brown and cooked through. 

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Step 12

While the donuts are cooling, make the strawberry glaze. In a medium pot, mix the water and sugar until you achieve the texture of wet sand. Add the corn syrup and stir.

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Step 13

Heat the mixture to 239°F. Turn off the heat and mix in one tablespoon and a pinch of citric acid powder. Stir until mixture reaches 158°F. Check for consistency and add more strawberry puree if desired. 

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Step 14

Dip the donuts in the strawberry glaze and top with freeze-dried strawberries. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
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5.5 g
7.7 g
93.9 g


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Chrystal G.


28 Jul 2022

This look amazing

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Sarah D.


25 Jul 2022

So cute for a bachelorette or birthday party!

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Jolee S.


20 Jul 2022

So fun to make and such a great treat for parties!

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