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Rock Rose Inspired Gin Doughnuts Will Pair Perfectly with Your Next G&T

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There’s nothing quite like a sugary treat to add some cheer to the day and these gin-inspired doughnuts are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

This recipe was inspired by the perfect serve for Rock Rose Gin and is best served alongside their G&T so you can really compare the flavour.

To create Rock Rose Gin’s perfect serve, pour 50ml gin into a glass, add ice and top with 100ml tonic. Garnish with a curl of orange to bring out the sweeter notes and add a sprig of toasted rosemary.

You can then use any extra garnishes as core ingredients in your doughnuts.

Ingredients

  •  14 Juniper berries
  •  75ml Milk
  •  1 Orange, zested
  •  200g Caster sugar
  •  2 Rosemary sprigs
  •  250g Strong white flour
  •  25g Caster sugar
  •  20g Unsalted butter, softened
  •  1 Egg
  •  7g Instant yeast
  •  5g Salt

Method

The Day Before

    •  Bash the juniper berries and place in the milk to soak
    •  Oven dry the orange zest and add to a large bowl of caster sugar with the rosemary. Cover tightly and leave to infuse

On the Day

  •  In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, butter, egg, yeast and the salt
  •  Warm the milk and remove the juniper berries. Pour the milk into the large bowl along with 3 tablespoons of water
  •  Mix with your hands to make a dough, gradually adding another tablespoon of water.  Knead the dough for 10 minutes, on a lightly floured surface, until smooth and elastic
  •  Put the dough into a bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and allow to rise
  •  After 40 minutes, tip the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to about 1cm thick.  Use a 8cm round cutter to cut out discs and a 2cm cutter to remove the insides
  •  Set the rings on an oiled baking tray, cover with cling film and let rise for a further 30 minutes
  •  Using a deep fat fryer heat sunflower oil to 180c. Drop them in one at a time, cooking for around 1 minute each side
  •  Remove and roll to coat in the rosemary and orange sugar.

Serve with a Rock Rose Gin G&T garnished with orange and toasted rosemary.

Recipe by Claire for Rock Rose Gin. Rock Rose Gin (70cl) is available to buy from Gin Kin Shop for £34.