I don’t know if you would have guessed it but this blog is about donuts!
A doughnut or a donut, depending on your preference, is one of the most requested desserts. Everyone enjoys a donut every now and then whether it is glazed, sprinkled or filled, it is hard to resist.
As ordinary as they may seem to some people, donuts nowadays include a twist to them here is my favourite:
Ice Cream Donuts – Halos
ice cream donut (halos)
let me just start by saying whoever combined two of everyone’s favourite dessert into one creating an ultimate treat for our taste buds, is a pure genius. The combination is called halos.
To make them, a scoop of ice cream is piped inside a hot glazed donut. That means halos are warm on the outside but cold on the inside. This kind of donut has been a trend on social media platforms for while now so if you haven’t tried them yet and don’t know a place that serves them you can easily DIY.
Pick up a couple of donuts or follow the recipe below and make them from scratch. Then simply buy your favourite ice cream flavour and fill the donuts with them.
For The Dough
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of milk, warmed
- 1 cup of butter, melted
- 4 eggs
- 1 table spoon of vanilla extract
- 2 tsp of dried yeast
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1/4 cup of sugar
For the Glaze
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons of water
- In a large bowl add in your dry ingredients and mix well
- In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract
- Add the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix together with a spatula until you form a wet loose dough. Cover tightly with cling film and lay a towel over the top.
- Leave to rise at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
- Once doubled in size place the dough in the fridge roughly for an hour. The dough can be kept for 3 days in the fridge.
- To form your Donuts: On a floured surface, roll out your dough. Using a cup cut out your round pieces of dough. To cut the hole in the middle I used a smaller round cutter.
- Lay your donuts on a tray lined with parchment paper. Cover your donuts with a towel and leave to rise again for 20 minutes.
- Either Bake or Fry the donuts:
- For baking, brush some butter on the top of the donuts and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- For Frying, Preheat the oil and fry the donuts until a goldish colour appears.
Finally, Dip the donuts in the glaze. I like to do this straight away because it soaks into the hot donut.