The Katamari series is one that I find myself returning to pretty frequently. From playing the game to just listening to the amazing soundtrack, I’ll randomly pick up Katamari Forever and play a few levels every so often. The last few times I’ve played, I’ve loaded up the level where you try to get large enough to wake up The King. Starting off as the smallest little ball and becoming a giant that sucks up universes is one of the best feelings.
I love to take on the food heavy levels. There are so many delicious treats, more than I usually remember. I love watching my ball transform into a blob packed with all kinds of snacks. This week, we are going to be making of these many rolled up treats, the strawberry donut. Strawberry donuts are usually the donut I grab last out of the box. Artificial strawberry flavor is so disappointing. But these donuts are the complete opposite of that. They are jam packed with a bunch of strawberries, both inside the donuts and in the frosting too.
Required Equipment: 2 bowls, whisk, donut baking pan
Results: a dozen donuts
2 cups (280 g) flour
½ cup (120 g) sugar
1 ½ tsp (6 g) baking powder
⅓ tsp (2 g) salt
¾ cup (175ml) milk
¼ cup (50 ml) honey
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup (180 g) strawberries, chopped
¼ cup (60 g) butter, melted
3 tbsp heavy cream
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
5 (about 65g) strawberries, pureed
First start by preparing the frosting. In a bowl combine the melted butter and confectioner’s sugar. Add the pureed strawberries and mix well. Slowly add the heavy cream while making sure the frosting does not become too liquidy. Place the frosting in the refrigerator to rest and allow it to thicken.
Preheat your oven to 350℉. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a smaller bowl combine milk, eggs, honey, butter and vanilla.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Carefully fold in the chopped strawberries.
Place the batter inside a plastic ziplock bag. Carefully cut a small piece off one of the corners. Spray your donut baking pan with nonstick spray and carefully pour the batter into it. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow them to cool completely.
Once the donuts are cooled, dip them into the frosting to frost them.