Green Tea Donuts Recipe
Mildly sweet and deliciously crispy, these donuts have a strong tea flavor that shines through and pairs well with freshly brewed tea. Here's how to make these green tea donuts.
How to Make Green Tea Donuts
Makes about 6-8 donuts
Prep time: 90 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
- 1 Tbsp Matcha or Hojicha Powder
- 1/2 cup sifted cake flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 Tbsp room temperature butter
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Powdered sugar for garnish
Step 1: Sift the Powdered Ingredients
Sift tea powder, cake flour, baking powder, and salt together to remove clumps and mix well without clumping.
Step 2: Mix the Egg, Sugar, and Butter
Mix the egg with brown sugar and butter separately.
Step 3: Combine the Dry and Wet Ingredients
Gently combine the wet ingredients with the dry and mix well so that there are no clumps.
Step 4: Shape the Dough
Shape the mixture into a ball in the bowl, cover with plastic film to keep moist, and chill in the fridge for an hour.
Use an ice cream scoop to form dough into 1-2 inch balls.
Step 5: Heat the Oil
Using a frying thermometer, heat vegetable oil to 375°F.
Step 6: Fry
Fry dough in hot oil until the donuts rise to the surface and are crispy and brown. It'll be hard to see when this happens with the Hojicha donuts, but it should only take 2-3 minutes. Make sure to turn while drying so the donuts are cooked evenly.
Step 7: Serve
Set on paper towels to soak excess oil. Garnish with powdered tea and powdered sugar.