But out of all of the awesome citrus available right now, I was perhaps most excited to find blood oranges at TJ’s this past week. I don’t personally find them to be any more delicious than regular old oranges, but their color…this alone is reason enough for me to make a special trip to the grocery store.
I was so happy with how my lightened-up, chocolate-glazed orange donuts turned out the other week (subbing in applesauce for half of the oil), that I had to make them again – this time using blood oranges. And while I don’t really buy into all of the hype that comes with Valentine’s Day, I have to admit that I was excited to make a pink powdered-sugar glaze with a little of the blood orange juice. I had hoped that the donuts might also come out a lovely, light shade of pink, but no such luck. I think a little food coloring (or perhaps beet juice?) would be necessary.
So, while Aaron and I will be spending our Valentine’s Day with Olive at puppy training, I recommend that you consider baking up a batch of blood orange donuts with a citrusy chocolate glaze. Don’t worry if you don’t have a donut pan – these make excellent
cupcakes muffins, too.
I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves…
And my favorite part of the process…
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
|Chocolate-Glazed Blood Orange Donuts (Vegan)||
I used a donut pan from Crate & Barrel, and this recipe made about 6 small donuts, plus some leftover batter that I used to make 2 muffins. Donut pans can vary a lot in size, so donut yield will likely vary. You may need to adjust your baking time accordingly.
No donut pan? No problem! You can use the batter to make delicious muffins. Just be sure to bake them for an additional 3-5 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.