Monday, April 7, 2014

Baked Rosemary Donuts with Lavender Glaze

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I like weird things. Every time I go to a restaurant, my friends know I'm going to order the weirdest thing on the menu. I really never used to be this way. I used to think that when I tried to explore something beyond my comfort zone, I always ended up regretting it. Well, my palate has changed since then and now I prefer the weird. I prefer knowing what I like and what I don't rather than not knowing. I like to try new things and learn more about myself in the process. This particular combination may not be the weirdest thing in the world, but it's definitely a unique variation of a classic, and something I wouldn't have wanted to try in my adolescence. 
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I have to admit that whenever I thought of lavender, I automatically thought of thyme as its herbaceous counterpart. (And lemon as its citrusy mistress.) But, admittedly, the rosemary was a beautiful compliment. The combination produced a kind of fresh taste, like subtle mint, and I have never felt so light after having donuts before (and I swear it isn't because these are mini sized).  
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I have a 7-Eleven downstairs from my apartment, and I'd much rather have these than anything striking Homer Simpson's fancy. 

[click recipe for printable version]
Baked Rosemary Donuts with Lavender Glaze

What unusual combinations or ingredients do you love?
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8 comments:

  1. Donuts are my weakness. Dammit, I just went to the gym, Christine! :P

    Have you tried Fonuts in LA?

    xx, Genevieve
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    1. But I mean, they're whole wheat ;) No, I haven't but I've been wanting to go! Recommend it?

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  2. These look delicious and would be perfect for hosting a brunch or just a lazy sunday morning :)

    Abby
    www,champagneplans.com

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  3. Um, YUM!!!!

    http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

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  4. Wonderful recipe...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  5. yummmm
    francesca http://www.frankvinyl.com

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  6. I've actually been on an éclair kick lately so I might use that lavender glaze for my éclairs!

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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