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Rocket Donuts’ Blueberry Fritter Recipe

Blueberry FritterEditor’s note: The blueberry fritters from Rocket Donuts in Bellingham, Washington, are big with a bold blueberry flavor and just the right crispness on the outside, tenderness on the inside. They make their fritters at the store with a high-quality donut mix, but their bakers developed this recipe for the home cook, especially for realfoodtraveler.com readers. If this recipe seems too complicated or labor-intensive, you can always go to Rocket Donuts and simply order one (or two or three…).

Recipe courtesy Rocket Donuts, Bellingham, Washington.

Yield 30 fritters

Note from the baker: Making blueberry fritters is a multi-step process. First you will want to make your yeast dough. While it is rising, make the blueberry compote. Finally, you will make the glaze. Please follow these directions carefully and you will end up with a delicious fritter.

Yeast Raised Dough

  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ oz dry active yeast
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 8 cup all purpose flour
  • 6 Tbs. butter

Heat milk in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Pour into a mixing bowl to cool. In a separate bowl, pour yeast into a small amount of warm (not hot) water and let rest for 5 minutes. Pour yeast mixture into milk. Stir in 2 T of sugar. Add 3 cups all purpose flour to mixture and mix all ingredients for about 1-2 minutes. Cover bowl with a wet towel and let rise for 1 hour.

After an hour, soften 6 T of butter. Mix ½ cup sugar with the butter. Add the butter sugar mixture to the covered mixture.

Add 5 cups of flour and mix for 20-30 minutes on low speed. Pan and cover for an hour.

Blueberry Compote:

  • 1 lb blueberries
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 5 Tbs. corn starch

Mash blueberries in a bowl. Place mashed blueberries into a heavy bottomed pot on low-to-medium heat. Add sugar until dissolved. Bring to a light boil. Add cornstarch until thick (stir for 2 minutes). Take off heat.

Glaze:

  • 4 oz hot water
  • 3 ½ cups powdered Sugar

Fritters:

  • 4 lbs yeast raised dough
  • 1 ½ cup blueberries
  • ¾ cup blueberry compote
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Deep fryer oil (i.e. vegetable oil, shortening, peanut oil, coconut oil). Use enough oil to submerge fritters.

Directions:

Flatten dough and evenly spread compote on top. Sprinkle 1 ½ cups blueberries over blueberry compote and sift and fold 1/4 cup flour into dough. After folding all of the ingredients in, chop dough mixture thoroughly. Form chopped ingredients back into a ball and chop again (repeat this step 4 times). Use an ice cream scoop to portion into balls. Slightly flatten dough onto fryer screen by using fingers (tops should be bumpy).  Proof the dough for 45 minutes. Preheat oil to 350 degrees. Submerge fritters in oil for 4 ½ minutes. Glaze while hot. Serve and enjoy!!



Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at realfoodtraveler.com.


4 thoughts on “Rocket Donuts’ Blueberry Fritter Recipe

  1. Angel

    I made this tonight! I thought well these outta b good! REAL good. I haven’t even got to cooking em yet or tasted. But I have already decided, don’t think I’ll be making these again. Unless they are very tasty. I found it to be a messy. At the end. Hands all full of blueberry n the dough sticky. Thanks for the recipe.
    & your missing the step for the other half of sugar. Use 1/2 with the butter & then….?
    I’ll let ya know how they taste cuz they are poofin for the final step & that’s 45 mins away.
    Takes a few hours to make. Really hope they are good.
    Started at 530 pm its 8:00 now & still hafta cook em up.

  2. Alex

    I’m making these right now, am at the compote stage. For the life of me if I only need 3/4 cups of compote for the recipe why does the recipe call for so much? I guess they figure you will love the donuts so much that you will make the fritters another 4 or 5 times? Very confusing

    This recipe has too many problems. I emailed questioning where the other 1/2 cup of sugar was used. That was only yesterday so I didn’t expect a response within 24 hours. I decided to use another yeast donut recipe that uses similar ingredients. I’m hoping they turn out great as this will be a huge surprise for my boyfriend. I will for sure post if my attempt worked.

    1. Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT EditorBobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor Post author

      Alex and other bakers,
      I’ve got an EM out to the bakers at Rocket Donuts to see if we can’t get some clarification on this recipe. I’ll post if I get any response. Thanks for your patience and let us know how your fritters came out. — Bobbie, RFT Editor

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