Blueberry Bourbon Brioche Doughnuts will knock your socks off with how amazing they are. The bourbon blueberry glaze is off the charts!
I’m going to tell you a little story today — a story about having no willpower and the love of doughnuts. Once upon a time, in the not so distant past four friends piled into a car for a little road trip. The destination: Portland, Oregon. The goal, to eat, drink, and shop our way through the city. The end result? Doughnutgeddon.
It wasn’t planned, in fact I was quite shocked it all happened the way it did — I swear it must have been something in the air that day or maybe the 100-degree West Coast weather we were experiencing. I won’t lie, I eat a lot when I travel, I like to try as much of the local food as I can and I generally offset it by walking everywhere.
That day though, the doughnuts of Portland called and I answered. My husband and I are always good about sharing but there was something about starting with pillowy soft, fresh brioche doughnuts with a glaze that hasn’t even set yet that throws all willpower out the window.
You’d think one each would be enough for the day but of course after having the classy doughnuts we needed the fun ones. Here’s the thing about fun doughnuts, you can’t pick just one and so we picked six and woke up every morning for the next few days to start our day a sweet way.
You’d think after doughnutgeddon I would never want to think about them again or at least take a break. The thing is though, when you have a food that’s so good but so far, you want to try it at home for yourself. Now normally I have a no-frying at home rule and sure I can get great doughnuts, even brioche ones in NYC, but I couldn’t get the idea out of my head of making my own.
Am I crazy to ask you to fry in the summer? Maybe a little, especially a yeast-raised recipe. Trust me, it’s totally worth it and this recipe just isn’t the same with out of season blueberries. If you’ve never had a brioche doughnut, now is the time to try it.
Unlike baked, cake, or traditional yeast-raised doughnuts there’s a richness behind brioche doughnuts. Just like the bread, it’s totally worth going off your summer diet for. I mean, if it can get me to eat three doughnuts in one day and then go home and fry then you know it’s worth it!
Did I mention the glaze? On top of these pillowy soft doughnuts is a fresh blueberry glaze spiked with bourbon. Let’s face it, if there are doughnuts in the house and kids around you should do anything in your power to keep it all to yourself! So promise me to crank up the AC, take a few hours and fry up these beauties. I do guarantee the payoff is totally worth it.
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