Why blaze it? When you can glaze it ?

I don’t know if you would have guessed it but this blog is about donuts!

kjojo.pngA doughnut or a donut, depending on your preference, is one of the most requested desserts. Everyone enjoys a donut every now and then whether it is glazed, sprinkled or filled, it is hard to resist.

As ordinary as they may seem to some people, donuts nowadays include a twist to them here is my favourite:

Ice Cream Donuts – Halos


ice cream donut (halos)

let me just start by saying whoever combined two of everyone’s  favourite dessert into one creating an ultimate treat for our taste buds,  is a pure genius. The combination is called halos.

To make them, a scoop of ice cream is piped inside a hot glazed donut. That means halos are warm on the outside but cold on the inside. This kind of donut has been a trend on social media platforms for while now so if you haven’t tried them yet and don’t know a place that serves them you can easily DIY.

Pick up a couple of donuts or follow the recipe below and make them from scratch. Then simply buy your favourite ice cream flavour and fill the donuts with them.

Donuts Recipe:


For The Dough

  •  4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of milk, warmed
  • 1 cup of butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 table spoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of dried yeast
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

For the Glaze

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of water


  1. In a large bowl add in your dry ingredients and mix well
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla extract
  3. Add the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix together with a spatula until you form a wet loose dough. Cover tightly with cling film and lay a towel over the top.
  4. Leave to rise at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
  5. Once doubled in size place the dough in the fridge roughly for an hour. The dough can be kept for 3 days in the fridge.
  6. To form your Donuts: On a floured surface, roll out your dough. Using a cup cut out your round pieces of dough. To cut the hole in the middle I used a smaller round cutter.
  7. Lay your donuts on a  tray lined with parchment paper. Cover your donuts with a towel and leave to rise again for 20 minutes.
  8. Either Bake or Fry the donuts:
  • For baking, brush some butter on the top of the donuts and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • For Frying, Preheat the oil and fry the donuts until a goldish colour appears.

Finally, Dip the donuts in the glaze. I like to do this straight away because it soaks into the hot donut.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Rogina says:

    I don’t know if the taste will be the same whether it is fried or baked !!


    1. cravethedish says:

      There will be a slight difference in taste whether you bake or fry the donuts. I’d say try both and see which you prefer more, as tastes vary from one person to another. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a donuts that tastes the same way as if you are buying it from outside then I’d go with frying it. Thankyou for your question hope I helped.


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