i have a shameful confession… i’m addicted to the bravo channel.
i remember very very early on, when they were a very different channel. they aired movies like cinema paradiso and cool independent films.
now, not so much.
the bravo channel is full of “reality” drama shows… and i can’t stop myself. for our three years in charlottesville we had no network television (not that there’s much quality programming there either). so, that’s when i got hooked. it was kind of my best option. or so i like to tell myself.
one of the new shows this season is eat, drink, love. the premise is following several young girls trying to make their mark in the los angeles food scene. it’s really not so much about food as it is 20-something, boy-crazy foolishness. but there’s one girl who has a successful bakery, fonuts. i think i like her best. i think.
at least i like her baking style. during an interview (on the show) with one of the other self-important LA chicks, she mentioned one of the favorite “fonuts” (btw, think faux donut, since it’s baked not fried) was earl grey with blueberry glaze.
so here’s my version of that “fonut”, or donut, or whatever you want to call it.
and please, please, don’t judge me on my tv habits. i’m trying to quit.
Earl Grey Donuts with Blueberry Glaze
Servings 15 donuts
- 1 cup milk
- 4 bags Earl Grey tea
- 280 grams almond flour
- 2 teaspoons golden flaxmeal
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Cooking spray
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Heat milk until scalding, not boiling. Remove from heat and steep tea bags in milk for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and allow to cool to lukewarm.
- Combine almond flour, flaxmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add eggs, oil, and vanilla to milk; stir to combine. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir to combine.
- Transfer mixture to a donut pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until done. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Place blueberries and powdered sugar in a food processor or handy chopper. Pulse until smooth.
- Top cooled donuts with blueberry glaze.