When the first quart of spring strawberries arrived in our produce delivery bin a few weeks ago, Andrew immediately asked if we could bake something with them. I asked what he had in mind and after only a moment’s hesitation, he declared, “Strawberry doughnuts.” This caught me off guard. Doughnuts are a very rare occurrence in our house and the kid has probably had less than three doughnuts in his entire life. Not only that, but I wasn’t sure exactly what a strawberry doughnut entailed…this was clearly a spur of the moment idea for him. Unlike basically anything else he has ever thought of, he actually forgot about this idea. I, however, did not. I just couldn’t get the idea out of my head. Strawberry doughnuts…I pondered and pondered. What would be the best way to go about that?
Homemade doughnuts are so irresistible, I allow myself to make them only once a year as a treat. These most definitely were a product of trial and error, and then even more error on my part, but they were so worth it in the end. We loved everything about the way these turned out and it was tough to limit ourselves to just one. The dough has an overnight rest so they are doable for a brunch treat if you so choose.