I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz going on about Ciara and Russell Wilson.
For those who don’t know, Ciara is a famous pop/R&B singer and Russell Wilson is a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. They’ve been dating for quite sometime now and are recently engaged. Ciara has a child from a previous relationship and a lot of people are up in arms because of Russell’s relationship with her child. Ciara’s ex/baby daddy is also in the spotlight because he too is famous for being in the recording industry. Ciara’s ex, Future, has expressed his dislike of his and Ciara’s toddler being so close with Russell.
A part of me understand’s how her ex feels and a part of me doesn’t. I personally feel like when you have a child from a previous relationship and you get into a new relationship, it’s almost like a packaged deal. Meaning that you are taking on that person’s child along with them. I feel like it’s almost impossible to fully develop a meaningful relationship with someone and not develop a relationship with their child. If I entered into a relationship with a child, I would want to see my partner cultivating a relationship with my child. This would be very important to me especially if the relationship is serious and moving towards a greater commitment.
Russell is very involved with Ciara’s son and they’re often spotted going out together and at his games. Most recently there was a lot of talk about Ciara and her son being at one of Russell’s games wearing his jersey. I honestly don’t see the harm in that or the harm in Russell spending time with Ciara’s son. Now on the flip side, I could understand other people’s argument defending Ciara’s ex. Some people feel like they’re too close and it infringes upon Ciara’s ex’s biological rights. It’s a very slippery slope.
Enough about all that celebrity news though…
Let’s talk about these incredibly moist and delicious one-bowl blueberry doughnuts.
I love doughnuts. All kinds of doughnuts. Give me all the doughnuts! What’s even more exciting is that these doughnuts are baked, not fried, my friends. Last year I bought a doughnut cavity pan from Jo-Ann’s and I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of homemade baked doughnuts.
I hate doughnuts that are dry and crumbly; these doughnuts are moist and have a nice springy touch. I love pairing blueberry anything with lemons, so these blueberry doughnuts have a touch of lemon juice built in.
I also love how light a doughnut is in comparison to a slice of cake or muffin, well, as long as you only eat one! They’re light and fluffy and you can make all kinds of doughnuts, so expect more variations of doughnuts from me.
Spring is officially here and these doughnuts are perfect to celebrate with. Whip them up with a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy.
- For the doughnuts
- 2½ cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- For the glaze
- 1½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- For the doughnuts
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, oil, and sugar and whisk until fully combined. Add in wet ingredients; eggs, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
- Add in dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Whisk carefully until batter comes together but be sure not to over mix the batter!
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Place batter in piping bag or ziplock bag to make it easier to fill doughnut pan. If you don't have one of these bags you can also just spoon batter into pan.
- If you're using a piping/ziploc bag, be sure to cut end enough to allow blueberries to pass through bag.
- Bake doughnuts for 9-10 minutes and let cool before glazing.
- For the glaze
- In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar with lemon juice (you can also use milk for a regular glaze if you do not like the sweetness of lemon juice) and whisk until combined.
- Once doughnuts have cooled, dip into glaze and set aside for 5 minutes and then enjoy!