I feel the need to make something crystal clear here before I share the recipe for these scrumptious lemon rosemary donuts. We’re all about transparency here At the Picket Fence.
Baked donuts don’t taste the same as friend donuts. Shocking, right? Well, you may not be totally surprised by this news but my children definitely were. Our foray into homemade donuts has been an eye-opening education for them in the difference between fried and baked.
But, that being said, they are still so very, very yummy. In fact, what they lack in fried-ness (totally a word, right?), they more than make up for in dough-y, cake-y goodness.
And when you decide to celebrate spring by making them lemon flavored with a hint of rosemary, they go to a whole new level. In case you didn’t know, I’m slightly obsessed with lemons. I’ve used them to make Lemon Pasta and Lemon Crème Brulée and I pretty much love anything citrus flavored. And lemon and rosemary go together so perfectly. Like, peas and carrots.
Or….lemon and rosemary. 😉
And when you bite into it and can actually see the rosemary, it’s like all of your senses are heightened. Frankly, it’s kind of like capturing spring in a donut.
Because, I don’t know about you, but right now I feel like the whole world is coming to life and all of my senses are in overdrive. The aroma of the flowers popping up around my yard, the visual beauty of seeing buds opening on the branches of the trees, the moments when the sun breaks through the clouds and my skin absorbs it’s warmth, and even the sound of the rain pattering on the windows is a reminder of the season.
Spring has definitely arrived here in Oregon.
And it’s like a spring party in my mouth with every bite of these lemon rosemary donuts. Oh, and they have a lemon flavored glaze on top of them. Because…well…you know…lemons for the win!
Thank you so much for meeting me at the fence today,
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