Good Day Everybody!
It’s February 11th, in just a few short days people all over the world will be celebrating their love for each other… that’s right it’s Valentine’s Day. Or as I call it, Single Awareness Day. February 14th in my books is when I snuggle up with a cup of tea and watch my favourite movie, but lets face it .. I do that everyday. I have this tradition with my best-friends where one of us hosts a dinner party. Here’s an example of what you and your friends or you and your significant other can do. Tea lovers and vegans unite on february 14th, this recipe will make your taste buds so delighted. A vegan feast of baked doughnuts, Vegan Raspberry mint chocolate Macarons and homemade Rye bread tomato sandwiches. Don’t forget to put the kettle on!
What is a London Fog you ask? Contrary to popular belief, it is not native from London, England . It’s a beverage that apparently originated in Vancouver, British Columbia which consists of Milk, Vanilla Syrup and Earl Grey tea and water. The taste profile is a strong bergamot flavour with a hint of vanilla. A wonderful drink for a cold winter’s day. If you haven’t tried it , you’re missing out !
This summer I went on a hike in the Gatineau Hills with my family and a family friend and we thought a donut( or doughnut how ever you want to spell it) was a rewarding treat after climbing hills. We went to a bakery in Ottawa called Suzy Q doughnuts. A cool feature about Suzy Q’s is that you can order their doughnuts online… Just like pizza… So if the recipe doesn’t turn out, you have a plan B ! Where am I going with this story? Oh right, We ordered a 6 pack, one of which was a London Fog flavour ! I was thinking of them last week when I made London Fog macarons and I thought I would recreate them.
Related topic : Donut Go breaking my heart…
Unrelated yet related topic : I made a trip video with footage from my Euro Trip last fall… check it out ! Topdeck Mega European
Here’s the recipe !
Baked Vegan London Fog Doughnut :
ingredients for the dough ~ (I modified Chloe Coscarelli’s Doughnut recipe)
Makes 8 large doughnuts
- 2 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup of coconut sugar
- 2 tsp of baking soda
- 2 tsp of ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp of sea salt
- 1 cup of hemp milk* ( or any other non-dairy milk)
- 1/4 cup of avocado oil
- 1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract and 1/2 tsp of vanilla bean powder
London fog Glaze
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of hemp milk* ( or any other non-dairy milk)
- a few tablespoons of concentrated earl grey tea ( I used a Tea called Earl Grey Creme black tea from Teavana because it has beautiful marigold petals and a lovely vanilla undertone. I mixed it with Honeybush Vanilla Herbal tea. )
- 1/8 tsp of vanilla powder or to taste
* I made my own hemp milk by blending 1 cup of hulled hemp seeds, 4 cups of purified water, vanilla powder and a tiny bit of maple syrup for 60 seconds in my Vitamix. I’m growing on the flavour but it might not be everyone’s favourite.
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a doughnut pan.
- In a large bowl mix , whisk all of the dry ingredients.
- In another bowl whisk the wet ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until well combined.
- Grab a pastry bag with a round tip and fill it to pipe your doughnut shape, place the pan in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes or until your toothpick comes out clean. Let your doughnuts cool until they slightly warm to touch before removing from pan.
To make the glaze:
In a medium bowl, whisk the sugar and add 1tsp or liquid at a time alternating between the milk and the tea until well blended. You might need to add more icing sugar. At first I made a concentrated syrup because I added too much tea. It still turned out alright!
Enjoy the recipe and let me know if you decide to try it ! If you have any questions or comments feel free to send me an email at email@example.com .
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As always enjoy your day, and here is a song I think you’ll absolutely adore by Ray Lamontagne (I saw today that he will be at a festival in Ontario in June and I just have to go!). Here’s You are the best thing . “If music be the food of love, play on. ”
To my fellow bloggers thank you for your support and I would love to chat with you !