In Japan on Valentine’s Day is the day that girls buy the guys gifts on March 14th this is known as white day and the roles are reversed.
I decided to make these tofu yuzu flavour donuts dipped in white chocolate to celebrate white day in Japan.
Being made of tofu the donuts have more of a fudge texture but are really delicious and with only a food processor and a few simple ingredients they are really simple to make.
All you need is a block of silken tofu,add this to your food processor and then add two tablespoons of sweetener ( I used maple syrup but rice syrup works just as well ) three tablespoons of pure yuzu juice ( if you can’t get this you could use lemon juice instead. Give it a process . Then add one teaspoon of baking powder and half a teaspoon of baking soda and give it another process. Leave the food processor running and keep adding tablespoons of oat flour until you get a nice batter consistency about twelve to fourteen should do.
Wipe some coconut oil around your donut pan and spoon in the mixture this made 6 donuts.
Place in a moderate oven and bake for 15-20 mins after this time take them out and if you cannnot see a hole just go round the hole with a tooth pick then place back in the over for a further ten mins.
Remove and allow to completely cool (before removing, you may need to loosen the edges carefully with a spatula or flat knife.)
Place a bowl over a pan of simmering hot water and break up two bars of vegan white chocolate and melt in the bowl. Then dip your donuts into the melted chocolate . When they are all done I added a little chopped crystalized yuzu peel for decoration. Place in the freezer for 20 mins to set after which time you can take them out and keep in the fridge.
Delicious enjoyed with a matcha tea.
Happy white day !