Everything about this Pink Valentine Donuts Recipe is perfect. If you like starting your day with sweet treats, this is it! We’re huge donut fans in our house, so we love having donut recipes available all year. These Easy Homemade Valentines Desserts are perfectly pink!
I love having the pink glaze on top to really set the festive and fun mood. Top them off with Valentine’s Day sprinkles; they’re the best!
When you use biscuit dough to make donuts, a new world of baking arrives. Forget about stressing and spending hours making them from scratch because sometimes, shortcuts in the kitchen result in amazing recipes!
These easy pink donuts are proof! I was in love with this recipe instantly!
Pink Valentine Donuts Recipe
There is just nothing quite like a freshly fried donut. The crispness of the outside of the dough paired with the softness of the middle is what I imagine donut heaven to be all about.
I firmly believe these donuts are meant to be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or even a midnight snack. When they’re this good, why limit yourself?
My boys would happily agree with that sentiment which is why I always find the storage container empty within minutes of making them!
Why do my donuts get hard?
It is common for donuts to harden over time, especially if they are not stored correctly. Donuts generally contain preservatives to extend shelf life. However, improper storage can cause the preservation process to be affected adversely.
Environments with significant temperature changes and variations in humidity will result in more intense hardening because they compromise the integrity of the preservatives.
Additionally, too much air exposure can lead to dryness and stiffening as it reduces the moisture levels that provide texture and taste.
Therefore, it is important to store them in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place away from direct heat or light sources for best results.
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Make it a Meal:
Meal planning is one activity that I actually look forward to doing. It is fast and simple and lets everyone in the house know what to expect.
No more wondering and asking about what is for dinner. All they have to do is look at the meal plan and see for themselves!
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Once you make this Fried Donuts Recipe, your tongue will be wagging for more! All you need to do is look at my list of favorites, and you’ll make up a new batch and flavor in no time!
Here are some of the best donut recipes to start after this one!
I really love making these Air Fryer Pumpkin Donuts. They’re really great for fall.
If you need to curb that donut craving fast, check out this Adorably Delicious Unicorn Donuts Recipe!
These Campfire Donuts prove that you can make donuts anywhere you are!
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Everyone in the house will love these Delicious Smores Donuts!
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How do you know when oil is ready for donuts?
Knowing when oil is ready for donuts can be a tricky task. The temperature and texture of the oil have the power to make or break any fried treat. In fact, if the oil is not hot enough, the dough will absorb too much and be greasy and heavy, rendering it unappetizing.
On the other hand, if the oil is too hot, the dough will quickly cook and burn before achieving its ideal structural form.
Experienced fry cooks often test their oil by dropping a bit of dough into the pan—chunks of an already-made donut or small bits made from scratch—to assess when it reaches its optimum readiness.
You can also dip the end of a wooden spoon into the oil. The oil is hot and ready if you see bubbles coming up after inserting the spoon end.
More Biscuit Recipes:
- Blueberry Angel Biscuits Recipe
- 2-Ingredient Air Fryer Nutella Biscuit Bites
- Simple and Easy Homemade Blackberry Biscuits
Pink Valentine Donuts Recipe
These simple biscuit donuts are a great way to treat yourself. Make them for Valentine's Day or anytime that the craving hits!
- 1 can of biscuit dough
- 1 1/2 cups of Powdered Icing Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons of Milk
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 3 Drops of Cherry Flavoring, as needed
- 2 Drops of Pink Food Coloring, as needed
- 1/4 cup of Rainbow Sprinkles
- Put a cooling pack over the top of a baking tray. Put to the side.
- Add the oil to a dutch oven on medium heat. Check the temperature of the oil with a candy thermometer. It needs to be at 350 degrees.
- Cut out the middle of each biscuit and stretch the dough to make the hole and the biscuit wider. (about 1/2 inch)
- Once the oil reaches temperature, put the donuts in individually and cook for 1 minute per side or until golden brown.
- Put the cooked donuts on the cooling rack to let the oil drop off.
- After all the donuts have been fried, turn off the heat on the stove and sift the powdered sugar into a large bowl.
- Whisk in the vanilla, milk, and cherry flavoring. Taste and then add more as needed.
- Grab the pink food dye and add the drops, adjusting as needed.
- Grab each donut, dip it into the glaze, and then put it back onto the cooling rack.
- Immediately add the sprinkles on top.
- Let the donuts set for about 30 minutes to allow the glaze to set.
Plan on using about 4 cups of oil to fry. This will vary depending on the size of the dutch oven. But you do need to have about 3-4 inches of depth to fry.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 1/6/2023
Are you changing the sprinkles on these biscuit donuts and making them all year long?