1. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Well you’ve gone and blown my mind! I had no idea you could bake yeast doughnuts, but girrrrl you did it and they are gorgeous! I’m totally the same way, I judge my donuts by the color and pretty factor, which makes sense, right? πŸ™‚

  2. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I immediately thought these were real Dough doughnuts upon scrolling! This is my absolute favorite donut to order when I go there–the hibiscus adds such a refreshing and tangy flavor, plus it is gorgeous to look at ; ) I’m glad we both pick foods based on looks..can’t wait to make these at home myself now!!


  3. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I live under a rock too! I have never heard of a dough doughnut. I love the color of these and I can just imagine the taste. Thanks for the introduction! Like I said last week, your blog always introduces me to new foods and taste sensations.

  4. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 11:13 am

    These donuts look like summer sunshine. I love donuts. I love buying them from my local shop and eating them on a lazy weekend day. But I’ve never made them, because I don’t want to bother with the frying. I definitely would bother with baking them.

  5. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I just went to Dough for the first time this summer! I had the ultra chocolate one (I think they SAID there was caramel in it, but for my part, I couldn’t taste it with all that gooey chocolate frosting!)

    Great job getting the color down and baking the donuts! I can just imagine sinking my teeth into their soft, dough-y goodness!

  6. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Hibiscus and baked donuts?! These look delightful and I’m pretty happy that they stand up to baking (I just can’t make myself deep-fry and secretly I like that my husband thinks it’s a restaurant-only thing!)

  7. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    My gripe with many doughnuts that I’ve had in the past is that they’re too heavy. These hibiscus doughnuts look just light enough to be just right. I’ll have to hunt for some hibiscus sometime soon!

  8. themultitaskingmissus says:

    September 1, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make doughnuts for so long. This must be the first doughnut recipe I try. Thanks so much for sharing! And that glaze is so vibrant, I love it!

  9. stephanie says:

    September 1, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    i never thought of baking yeast donuts but now that i know it’s possible….game changer! love the bright pink of the hibiscus πŸ™‚
    and mmmmmmm dough…i LOVE the lemon poppy seed

  10. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I was wondering about that, Cynthia! Okay you gotta stop reading my mind now, very soon…. πŸ˜‰ Baked or not, these are so adorable and pretty!!!!! I always love the real stuff when it comes to food but I’m so open minded to anything that tastes good on its own, as long as I don’t think to myself, “this doesn’t deserve the name so-and-so, so why are they calling it so-and-so?”, then I’m okay. It’s all in the mind after all. I’m assuming these are like reealllly sweet bagels but softer??

  11. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Hahaha you’re adorable. I’m glad you tested both ways, you know, in the name of science πŸ˜‰ I’m a big fan of homemade donuts and am totally intrigued by the baking method (ESPECIALLY since it’s so hot these days and standing over a splattering fryer is not my favorite thing to do.) And THIS COLOR?? Unreal.

  12. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Crackly drippy! You describe a perfect glaze so spot-on, Cynthia! Also I love the shape of these, and that you didn’t use a donut pan – nice call on baking them, why not! I too tend to choose based on colour. I am just finally admitting that I am drawn to colour. I may become a crazy colour blast clothing wearing lady soon… XO (ps anytime i think of your name i hear in my head teddy saying “thanks for the brownie, CYNTHIA!” hehe

  13. Kristin says:

    September 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    These are so lovely… I’m so glad they’re baked; I can never muster the gumption to fry doughnuts, and thusβ€”believe it or notβ€”have never actually made any doughnuts! I love hibiscus tea, however, so these are going on my list. I might try a mini version, as I have a pan that I have never used. By the by, I’m tickled “pink” at how you decorated them with hibiscus leaves on only one little section. Nice touch!

  14. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Ever since I had hibiscus water in Mexico a few years ago I haven’t been able to stop ordering dishes and drinks with hibiscus in them. I’ve never made my own doughnuts before but I would happily take a baked doughnut over a fried one, especially if they’re yeasty ones that need to rise overnight! As always, beautiful photos. My belly is full from dinner and I *still* want one of these doughnuts <3

  15. says:

    September 1, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Oh Dough hibiscus donuts are my favorite forever and ever amen! They sell them at the coffee shop 2 blocks from my apartment and it’s a major problem (in a good way). I can’t wait to try these!

  16. says:

    September 2, 2015 at 9:49 am

    That glaze is both stunning and delicious. I eat doughnuts way too much, the evidence of this seems impossible to burn off at the gym. Definitely going to make these.

  17. says:

    September 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Pink (and all the variations) is my favourite colour. These donuts are sooo pretty. And the fact that they are not fried makes me love them even more. I am always a bit suspicious when I see bright colour frosting, since it always looks so fake to me, but this one…amazing!

  18. says:

    September 2, 2015 at 10:43 am

    This post is just so spooky! I made baked yeasted dougnuts for the first time a week ago (http://www.patisseriemakesperfect.co.uk/bake-in-black-review-and-a-giveaway/). Like you I didn’t have a doughnut pan, I just shaped them myself and then filled them with jelly.

    I’ve also just made a batch of hibiscus syrup and I have been looking for something to make with it. These look stunning, I love the striking colour – they really make you sit up and take notice!

    Lovely photographs.

  19. says:

    September 3, 2015 at 10:44 am

    that vibrant shade of pink is so magical, lady! thank you for making the internet such a beautiful day, this post elicits googly heart eyes and big smiles! <3 xo

  20. says:

    September 10, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    The color of that glaze on these doughnuts look absolutely wonderful! I’ve never been to dough before, but I’ve definitely heard good things about them. Need to give them a try soon!

  21. says:

    September 14, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Doughnuts are my main weakness. We live two blocks from Voodoo and I literally can no longer walk by that evil establishment because the smell is far too delicious to resist. So I’ve resorted to doughnuts of the homemade variety but had no idea I could BAKE YEAST DOUGHNUTS!?!?!?!!! You rock my world, lady. And that glaze? SWOON.

    • tworedbowls says:

      May 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Hi Joanne, I used active dry, but you can also use instant if that’s all you have! Just mix it into the dry ingredients in Step 3 instead of adding it to the warm milk. Thanks for that catch! I’ve updated the ingredients list and the notes too, thanks to you!

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