Sweet tea glazed donuts are a delicious and unique variation of traditional glazed donuts that are flavored with sweet tea. They typically have a light and fluffy texture and a sweet glaze that is made with brewed sweet tea.
To make sweet tea glazed donuts, a dough is typically made from a mixture of flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, and eggs. The dough is rolled out and cut into donut shapes using a donut cutter or a round cookie cutter. The donuts are then fried in hot oil until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
While the donuts are still warm, a sweet glaze is typically made by combining powdered sugar, brewed sweet tea, and vanilla extract. The glaze is then drizzled over the top of the donuts, giving them a sweet and slightly tangy flavor.
Sweet tea glazed donuts are a delicious and unique twist on traditional glazed donuts that are popular in the Southern United States. They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet treat any time of day. They are best enjoyed with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
SERVINGS: 4 (makes 12 donuts)
PREPARATION TIME: 45 minutes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsweetened brewed sweet tea
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened brewed sweet tea
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 12-cup donut pan.
- For the donuts: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sweet tea, egg, and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- For the glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, sweet tea, and vanilla extract until smooth. Dip each cooled donut into the glaze and return to the wire rack to set.
- For the topping: If desired, sprinkle the chopped pecans over the glaze while it is still wet. Let the glaze set for 10 minutes before serving.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL TIPS:
- Serve these sweet tea glazed donuts with a glass of sweet tea for a classic southern breakfast.
- For a variation, try using different tea flavors for the donuts and glaze, such as green tea or black tea.