Pretty Doughnuts - National Doughnut Week
My favourite food crafts are those which take minimal effort but have maximum impact.
I adore these cheats mini pretty doughnuts, they take minutes to make and you can get little ones helping.
I bought a box of 20 miniature doughnuts from the supermarket for £1, a tube of freeze dried raspberries, a bag of chopped roasted hazelnuts and used some left over strawberry jam from the fridge.
I used egg cups for the nuts and raspberries as they were the perfect sized dipping pots.
I thought they looked sweeter stacked in threes and tied with some bakers twine. The fondant roses, which you can buy in pre-made packs, were just perfect pressed snuggly into the hole of the top doughnut.
I could imagine these as cute wedding favours! If you want to have a go at freeze drying your own raspberries, place them on a baking tray and set in the freezer until hard. Take them out and place in a sandwich/freezer bag and squeeze all the air out of the bag. Freeze over night. Chop and use the next day.
I love that this was a good way to get the boys eating nuts too, in a consistency that didn't make me nervous about them chocking.
Beautiful and delicious and eaten in as many minutes as they took to make!