Lemon Basil Donuts

Lemon Basil Donuts

Meyer lemons are slightly sweeter than regular lemons, and have almost an orange-like note, and these soft, cakey doughnuts capture that true essence. The doughnuts are ensconced in a thin glaze with the faint whisper of fresh, herbal basil. It's a refreshing combination, perfect with a cup of tea.
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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare Doughnut Pan with vegetable pan spray.
  2. In large bowl, sift together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. In small bowl, stir together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon Sweet Meyer Lemon Flavor. Add to flour and stir until just combined. Divide batter evenly, filling cavities about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 7-9 minutes or until tops of doughnuts spring back when touched. Cool in pan on cooling grid 5 minutes; remove from pan to cooling grid and cool 5 minutes. Transfer to cookie sheet.
  4. In small bowl, whisk together sour cream, confectioners’ sugar, and 2 drops Fresh Basil Flavor. Spread a thin coating over top of doughnuts. Bake 2-3 minutes, or until sour cream glaze is set.
  5. Remove from oven. Serve warm.


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