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Galaxy Donuts


Galaxy Donuts are out of this world and great to make with the kids. They look great on any brunch and breakfast spread, and the best part is that they taste delicious. Make them on a lazy weekend morning for some of your favorite friends and family. This treat is sure to please everyone in the universe.

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  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 5 cups plain flour, plus more for dusting
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 squeeze vanilla bean paste
  • 4 (0.65-ounce) bottles high pigment food coloring, Americolour brand or any professional baking food coloring brand, in purple, electric pink, navy blue, super black


Servings 12
Preparation time 90mins
Cooking time 110mins
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Step 1

Sprinkle yeast over ¼ cup of lukewarm water. Stir well to dissolve. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes until mixture turns frothy. In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast mixture with milk, sugar, salt, eggs, and butter. Whisk well to combine. Continue to whisk in 2 cups of flour, then using a wooden spoon, stir in the remaining flour ½ cup at a time to form a dough. Feel free to add more flour if dough is too wet. Tip dough onto a work station lightly dusted with flour. Knead for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. You can test by pressing the dough with one finger. It should bounce back if it is ready. Place the dough in a greased bowl. Cover with a plastic wrap and leave to rise for 1 hour until it has doubled in size. When the dough has doubled in size, knock out the air by punching the dough once or twice. Turn the dough out onto a floured work station and gently roll it out to ½-inch thickness. Using a floured doughnut cutter, cut out rings of doughnuts. Cover doughnuts with a tea towel and let it rise until doubled in size. Fill and heat 2 inches of oil in a deep-walled saucepan to preheated to about 370°F. Carefully lower the doughnuts into the hot oil. Fry doughnuts on each side until golden brown. Transfer to a cooling rack to drain off excess oil.

To make the glaze, combine icing sugar, milk, vanilla bean paste in a mixing bowl. Stir well and check the consistency. The glaze should flow in ribbons. Add a little more milk if glaze is too dry or more icing sugar if glaze is too wet. Divide the glaze mixture into 5 ramekins. Add a food coloring of your choice in each ramekin. Stir well to distribute the colors. Our galaxy glaze consists of purple, blue, pink, white, and black. Scoop a little glaze from each ramekin into a flat-bottom bowl. Create colorful streaks by roughly mixing the glaze with a wooden skewer. Dip the donut into the glaze presentation-side down and gently glide the donut up. Place glazed donuts onto a wire rack to drip off excess glaze and enjoy!

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