Earl grey doughnuts have been on my to-do list for too long. Earl Grey tea is characterized by the flavor of bergamot, a fragrant, floral citrus fruit with a distinct, haunting flavor. Earl Grey doughnuts were a recent request from a wedding party that finally pushed me into making them a reality. I pureed the tea with our vanilla-buttermilk glaze to infuse the flavor and then strained out the the larger tea particles. The sweetness of the vanilla and the tartness of buttermilk were the perfect balance for the rich flavor of the tea. It's a delicious new glaze that will debut in the shop tomorrow.
May 26, 2010