Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts
Growing up I had a serious obsession with sparkles, sequins, or polka dots…and any dress that had one of those items, and I had to have it. It didn’t matter the color, or the style, I only had eyes for the shine. I would grab any dress that caught my eye and show my Mom who probably thought I would out grow my obsession like most little girls.
Too bad I didn’t. I was what they called a hot mess even before anyone invented the phrase.
That’s me on the left, in that lovely polka dot number. If you notice, it had two rockin’ polka dot prints. A small print and a large print. That’s right, it was a badass dress. Not to mention I had that hot pink corvette to showcase my dress in. I know, you’re jealous.
To be honest, while it was the best pink car on the block for years, it was eventually topped by my baby sister’s pink barbie jeep. Which, by default, is definitely not cooler than a corvette. But the jeep battery eventually broke, and my Dad put a riding lawn mower battery in it instead. That sucker got up to 30 mph!! <–P.S. Yes, I realize how I am fully showcasing my Texas Redneck heritage here.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t have any polka dots in my closet today. I do. I have a lot. 3 of my 4 swimsuits have polka dots. It’s pretty much my signature pattern. But instead of only having it in my clothing, accessories, and amazing shoes…I figured I also needed to find a way to work it into food. And what better way than by using Poppy Seeds?!
I have a huge love for everything lemon, but you add in those darling blue poppy seeds, and I just go crazy. I have been looking for the opportunity to use my mini donut maker again and I think these Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts were the perfect excuse. Of course you can also use a mini donut pan for the oven, or even a large donut pan! Just make sure and double dip your donuts and it won’t matter what size you choose. 😀
Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
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