Cardamom Glazed Doughnuts with Rose Petals

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I know people can get grumpy about a commercial holiday designed for Hallmarks and florists, but I’ll take any reason to tell the people I love that I love them!  Yes, you should do that regularly anyway.  But that’s not an argument for why you shouldn’t show your love today.  February 14th also happens to be my roommate’s birthday.  And she doesn’t like chocolate!  But she does like cardamom, so breakfast today is Cardamom Glazed Doughnuts with Rose Petals.  The batter is borrowed from Chloe Coscarelli and baked off in a doughnut shaped pan.  Make them for someone you love.  -Amanda

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Cardamom Glazed Doughnuts with Rose Petals 

Yields: 8 doughnuts

1 1/3 cup organic all purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

1/2 cup organic powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon cardamom

1 tablespoon vanilla almond milk

1-2 tablespoon organic dried rose petals

Directions:

1.  For the doughnuts:  Preheat the oven to 375 Fahrenheit.

2.  In a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and nutmeg.

3.  In a separate bowl combine milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla.

4.  Combine the wet and dry ingredients until just combined.

5.  Put the batter into a pastry bag and pipe out the dough into a doughnut shaped baking pan.  This will give a clean circle.  If you’re less concerned about that, you can fill the pan by hand or bake them off as cupcakes.

6.  Bake 12 minutes until just golden.  Let cool 5 minutes and remove from the pan.

7.  For the glaze:  Combine powdered sugar, cardamom and almond milk.  Stir until a thick glaze forms.

8.  Dip the doughnuts into the glaze.  Pull them up and twist slightly to catch the glaze on the top of the doughnut.

9.  Allow the glaze to set and dip a second time.

10.  Before the glaze becomes dry, sprinkle with rose petals.

11.  Serve with strawberries and love!

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