Steven Universe Donuts

Rosanna Pansino makes Steven Universe Donuts on Nerdy Nummies

A homemade jelly-filled donut decorated to look like the donuts from Steven Universe!

Makes 8 to 10 donuts

Things you'll need

  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ each vanilla bean
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 ¾ cup strawberry jam
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • Red royal icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #3 tip
  • Yellow royal icing in a decorating bag fitted with a #3 tip
  • Large cast iron pot attached with a candy thermometer
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment
  • Baking sheet lined with paper towel
  • 3-inch round cookie cutter
  • Wooden spoon
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Small saucepan
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Decorating bag fitted with a #802 tip

Let's get started!

  1. In a small bowl, mix the warm milk, yeast and sugar and allow to sit for 10 minutes to activate.
  2. Add the mixture to a large bowl, and mix in the yolks, butter, vanilla bean and almond extract.
  3. Add the flour slowly while mixing, and the salt half way through adding the flour.
  4. Once all the flour is mixed in, knead for a few minutes.
  5. Place dough into a greased bowl and allow to sit until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Punch down dough and roll out to 1/ 2-inch thick.
  7. Cut out donuts with a 3-inch circle cookie cutter and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and cover with a towel to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
  8. Heat oil to 350ºF. Once the donuts have rested, place them into the hot oil.
  9. Fry for 1 minute on one side, then flip the donuts and fry another minute until both sides are golden brown, remove from oil and place onto a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain.
  10. To make the jelly filling: whisk the jam in a small saucepan over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Mix the cornstarch and water to make a slurry, and then whisk into the boiling jam. Whisk constantly until it thickens, then cool completely and scoop into a decorating bag fitted with a #802 tip.
  11. Allow the donuts to cool and fill with jelly mixture by piping it into the side of the donut.
  12. Using the red icing, pipe and fill a circle on top of the donut. Allow to dry for 15 minutes.
  13. Using the yellow icing, pipe and fill a yellow star on top of the red circle.
  14. TaDa! “Do or Do Nut” finish all these Steven Universe donuts!
Rosanna Pansino makes Steven Universe Donuts on Nerdy Nummies

Rosanna Pansino makes Steven Universe Donuts on Nerdy Nummies

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