Ladies And Gentlemen, Sushi Doughnuts Are An Actual Thing
Doughnuts are a delicious sweet treat that, let's face it, we did nothing to deserve.
But an incredibly creative/ bored "vegan food creatrix" has one-upped the entire doughnut AND sushi game by combining the two to create some beautiful hybrid that we can't get enough of.
Sam, a Melbourne-based food blogger, came up with the seriously Instagrammable idea by pressing cold sushi rice into a greased doughnut mould, and decorating with your usual sushi fillings - black sesame, ginger, wasabi, cashew mayo and avocado.
SUSHI DONUTS w Vegan Mayo (recipe below) Makes 6-8 Approx 3 cups cooked, seasoned and chilled sushi rice 1 large avocado, thinly sliced 1/2 cup black sesame seeds (plus more as needed) Pickled Ginger & Vegetables of choice (i pickled carrot ribbons in rice vinegar) Wasabi (Optional) Vegan Mayonnaise (recipe below) 1. Press the sushi rice into silicone donut moulds and shape neatly. I like to wet my hands a little to prevent rice sticking. The rice will only need a few minutes in the moulds to set (if pressed in firmly) - so carefully remove them from the moulds once finished and place on a board/tray to decorate. 2. Coat each donut in sesame seeds and garnish with avocado slices, pickled ginger & vegetables and a drizzle of mayonnaise. Serve on a small square sheet of Nori (to prevent any mess!) - 💥💥 Vegan Mayonnaise (Recipe is an excerpt from my book, Beautifully Real Food - link in my bio!) - 120g (1 cup) raw cashews, soaked for 3-6 hours 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 125ml (1/2 cup) soy milk 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/2 tsp onion powder 1 tbsp maple syrup or rice malt syrup salt to taste 1. Blend everything in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. ** To make siracha Mayo, simply whisk in 2 tsp hot sauce with 1/2 tsp garlic powder into the mayo.
The ever-wonderful Sam has even included the exact recipe on her Instagram account, for all you wannabe sushi doughnut-smashers.
And even if you're not a big sushi fan, check out the rest of Sam's Insta posts anyway; girl can COOK.
New obsession, right there.