It’s been a while since I’ve played around with making something cute on my blog. After my successful donut making attempt, I knew what I wanted to tackle next.
I squealed when I saw pictures from Baby Bro’s gf’s trip to Mister Donuts in Taiwan, a popular donut chain in Asia which makes adorable bear shaped donuts. Mister Donuts is on my to-do list when I visit Taiwan, but until then, I thought I would try making them myself.
I used the same donut recipe I used for the glazed donuts. For the eyes, I used crunchy chocolate pearls. For the mouth I used white chocolate disks, like the kind you use for melting chocolate to make cake pops.I originally wanted to pipe dark chocolate on the disks to draw the nose and mouth, but my piping skills need some work. Instead, I used an edible black pen to draw in the nose and mouth.
These might not be as cute as the ones at Mister Donuts, but I was pretty pleased with how they turned out.
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To make the bear shaped donuts:
1. Follow this recipe for glazed donuts found here.
2. After the dough is done proofing for the first round and you have rolled it out to 1/2 inch thickness, use a round biscuit cutter to cut round circles of dough for the face. Cut smaller circles (I used a small round cookie cutter) for the ears. For each small circle, I cut it in half for each ear. I then molded them onto the bigger circles.
3. Let the dough proof for the second round. When frying, be careful turning the donuts and placing them in the oil so that the ears don’t fall off.
4. Mix glaze following recipe. I added a few drops of green food coloring. Dip donuts in glaze. Add two chocolate pearls for the eyes (I used Valrhona chocolate crunchy pearls). For the mouth and nose, draw or pipe onto a white chocolate disk and then place onto the face of the donut. Make sure you place the nose, eyes and mouth onto the donut before the glaze cools. Let donuts cool completely before serving. Donuts are best served the same day.