Fun donuts that are out of this world!

Galaxy Donuts

Fun donuts that are out of this world!

Being a food blogger, I follow quite a few food trends. There are a lot that I just question and many that I get really excited for. Galaxy Donuts get me giddy. Not quite sure why, because I am not a spacey/Star Wars/science type of gal. There is just something about creating something edible that looks like the relatively unknown that gets me!

A delicious yeast donuts with an out of this world glaze!

I surprised my kids with these donuts this weekend, and clearly brought out the sci-fi side of my 5 year old. He could not get enough of them! He literally sat there and stared at them for a good 5 minutes before eating them. Five minute in little kid time is like a good 20 minutes of staring into the unknown in adult time. Like me before coffee every morning.

Making Galaxy Donuts

These Galaxy Donuts are out of this world! With their swirled colorful glaze and dusting of edible glitter, they are fun for kids and adults alike.

For these donuts, I made a homemade yeast donuts. Now before you stop reading, I want you to know that yeast donuts are not hard to make. Like any bread recipe, the bulk of the prep time goes to the dough resting and rising. They dough really only takes a few minutes to put together, especially if you have a mixer or food processor with a dough attachment. Frying the dough is not really that time consuming either. It only took me about 15 minutes to fry up 2 dozen of these beauties!

Making Galaxy Donut Glaze

To make the glaze, I simply made a large batch and colored them separately. Then added a dollop of white, pink, blue, and purple to the black glaze.

Delicious homemade yeast donuts with an out of this world galaxy glaze

I then carefully swirled them together a bit with a knife and dipped the donuts in. After the glaze had set for a bit, I sprinkled them with the edible glitter dust. They are fun AND delicious. Nothing quite beats the taste of a warm fresh donut! So if you have a bit of extra time this week, I challenge you to make them! Enjoy!

Galaxy Donuts

Want to eat something out of this world? Try these galaxy donuts, and your stars may just align.

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 4 and 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying
  • Glaze-
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Food Coloring
  • Edible Glitter

In a small bowl, combine warm water, yeast, and sugar. Allow to sit until yeast begins to "bloom".

While yeast is blooming, melt shortening and milk in a small saucepan over low heat until bubbles appear on the surface.

Remove from heat and transfer into a large bowl.

Add salt and sugar and mix until sugar has dissolved.

Add 1 cup of flour and eggs to the milk mixture and beat until combined.

Beat in yeast mixture and remaining 3 cups of flour until combined.

Replace your whisk attachment with the kneading hook, or place dough on a well-floured surface, and knead until smooth and no longer sticking to bowl or hands.

Once dough is smooth, place in a large greased bowl, cover and let rest until dough has doubled in size.

Once dough has risen, punch down and place on a well floured surface and roll a flat disk, about 1/2 thick.

Cut out donuts with a donut cutter or one large round cutter and a small round cutter for the center.

Reserve the centers to make donut holes.

Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and cover lightly. Allow to rest until donuts have once again doubled in size.

In a heavy bottomed skillet or pot (or a deep fryer) pour oil to a depth of 2 inches deep.

Heat oil to 375 degrees.

Working in batches of 2-3 at a time, carefully drop donuts into hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.

Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.

To prepare the glaze, combine powdered sugar and milk; stir until smooth.

Separate the glaze into small bowls and add coloring. I did black, pink, purple, blue and white.

Add a dollop of the colors to the black glaze bowl.

Swirl gently with knife or toothpick.

Once donuts have cooled slightly dip top of donuts into glaze, shaking off excess icing. Place on cooling rack to dry for 20 to 30 minutes.

Once dry, sprinkle with edible glitter.

Makes 2 dozen donuts.

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16 Responses to Galaxy Donuts

  1. Alexandra T Armstrong February 20, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    My grands will LOVE these! As a bonus, they’ll think I’m pretty cool too. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Lee Anne Benjamin (@leeannebenjamin) February 20, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    These are so much fun! They turned out so lovely, too!

    Lee Anne

  3. Christine February 20, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    My boys will love these! Thank you for sharing. These are too cool looking

  4. hotpinkshrink February 20, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    So creative and pretty! Donut shops around here need to step it up and get crazy creative to compete with these beauties!

  5. Mary La Fornara (@itsaboutpretty) February 20, 2017 at 11:27 am #

    Your donuts are so very pretty. I have never tried making donuts from scratch, I need to give your recipe a try.

  6. gunjan February 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

    looks absolutely unique. Ia m sure it will be hit in a party.

  7. Samberlina Rodriguez (@hauntedhousewfe) February 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    These are gorgeous! I wish I could say too pretty to eat, but I can’t resist donuts!

  8. Krysten February 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    If I could get my kid to calm down for 5 minutes because of anything I’d be happy! These are gorgeous!

  9. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen February 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    These doughnuts are so neat, and the galaxy designs are really interesting. My son would love these!

  10. Rachel Gault (@rachelgault) February 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

    These look like so much fun! One of these days I’ll have to give it a try!

  11. Cori February 20, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    These are so cute! I am a huge donut love so these are very exciting!

  12. Chelsea February 21, 2017 at 12:05 am #

    These are so cool! Outta this world… ha ha, pun intended!

    Chelsea ||

  13. certifiedpastryaficionado February 21, 2017 at 6:18 am #

    Woah these are so cool! They almost look too gorgeous to eat. Almost. Haha. Well done! My husband would go crazy for these

  14. atzimba February 21, 2017 at 9:17 am #

    Wow these literally look out of this world!! I will def have to try my hand at veganizing this recipe 😉


  15. Bobbi Hass-Burleson February 21, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    Soooooooooooo cool!! I have got to make these for my daughter 🙂

  16. Cait Weingartner February 22, 2017 at 1:37 am #

    Wow! They almost look too pretty to eat! I like that they are baked instead of fried too. I’m definitely looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

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