Sunday, 29 September 2013

London Fog Donuts

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Sunday just seems like the right day to be in the mood for a London Fog. Which is why, right after yoga this morning, I headed straight to the nearest coffee shop to pick one up. It's perfect for when you're not in a coffee mood but would still like something [caffeinated] to sip on.

If you don't know what a London Fog consists of, let me break it down for you:
                          - Strongly steeped earl grey tea
                          - Vanilla syrup/flavouring of some sort
                          - Steamed milk
            All conveniently stirred into one delicious cup. 

And as it so happens, I was near a David's Tea today, and picked up some "cream of earl grey"- essentially earl grey tea with vanilla. 

And behold, I've taken my recipe for cinnamon sugar donuts, and transformed it (by merely omitting the cinnamon, steeping the milk in earl grey on the stove first, and drizzling a lemon & vanilla bean glaze over top).

**You do need a donut pan if you'd like actual donuts, but I wouldn't doubt that making these in a muffin pan would have a similar effect.

If you'd like some earl grey in your life, here's the recipe:


Dry Ingredients
2 cups AP flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients
1 egg
1 1/4 cups milk (I used almond milk)- steeped in about 2 tbsp earl grey tea (or about two teabags)
  • I steeped mine for about 10 minutes in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, with a metal strainer of the loose tea leaves just resting in the saucepan. Try to make it as strong as possible.
2 tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla

Glaze (Optional)
~1/2 cup powdered sugar
Seeds from 1 vanilla bean, scraped
1 tsp lemon juice (fresh if possible)
1 tsp milk


1. Preheat oven to 350*F

2. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.

3. Pour mix into greased donut pan about 3/4 full.

4. Bake for approximately 15 minutes; remove from oven when toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

5. To make the glaze, simply combine all ingredients and drizzle over cooled donuts


  1. These look beautiful. I've never heard of a London Fog but sounds delicious. And nothing like the thick fog we actually had over London last week...

  2. Thank you!! It is delicious- you should try one next time you're near a Starbucks! :)