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Blueberry Glazed Donut Holes

Fresh blueberries, rooibos tea, and hint of lemon make these donut holes a refreshing summertime sweet.


Ingredients


 1/3 c. 


plus 1 tablespoon whole milk


1 1/8 tsp. 

active, dry yeast



2 tbsp. 

granulated sugar




large egg, at room temperature



1 tbsp. 

unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces



1/2 tsp. 

kosher salt



1 1/2 c. 

all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for work surface



1/2 tsp. 

lemon zest



2 qt. 

canola oil, plus more for bowl and baking sheet



8 oz. 

blueberries (2 cups) 



6 tbsp. 

loose rooibos tea 



2 c. 

confectioners' sugar



Directions



  1. Heat milk in a small glass measuring cup in microwave on high for 30 seconds or until just warm to the touch (between 100°F and 110°F). Stir in yeast and granulated sugar. Set aside until frothy, 4 to 6 minutes (if mixture does not froth, discard and start again). Transfer to a bowl; add egg and whisk to combine. Whisk in butter and salt (don’t worry if some lumps of butter remain).

  2. Stir in flour and lemon zest until a dough forms. Beat dough with an electric mixer fitted with dough hook on low speed, 5 minutes (dough will be sticky). Lightly oil a bowl. Transfer dough to prepared bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise, at room temperature, until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 

  3. Lightly oil a large baking sheet. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; lightly dust dough. Roll into an 18-by-1 1/4-inch rope. Cut into 1-inch pieces and roll into balls. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and cover with a towel. Let rise, at room temperature, until puffed, 25 to 30 minutes.

  4. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 350°F to 360°F. Cook donuts, 3 or 4 at a time, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to wire rack using a slotted spoon; let cool.

  5. Cook blueberries, rooibos, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, pressing berries with a potato masher to mash, until syrupy, 8 to 10 minutes. Strain through a wire-mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth; discard tea. Add confectioner’s sugar and whisk until smooth. Dip tops of donut holes in glaze.


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