Black Holes are a classic STEM enigma. We love to think of them as empty space, but they actually have mass! A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that nothing—no particles or even electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from it. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole. So what could be a more fun way to learn about them than making black hole donuts?
Playing off of that, we have whipped up Black Hole Donuts that you can make with your kiddo and then enjoy together! We have talked before about how awesome it is to cook with kids, and all of the lessons that they can learn in the kitchen, so this is a great “lesson”.
How to Make Black Hole Donuts
You will need:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup white vegan chocolate melting chips
- 1 tube orange decorating icing in a tube
- Black GEL food coloring
- 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- Preheat mini-donut maker (you can also cook in a donut pan at 350-degrees).
- Combine coconut milk and vinegar. Set aside.
- Combine flour, soda, salt and sugar. Set aside.
- Combine apple sauce and oil with milk mixture.
- Add wet and dry mixture together and beat with a hand mixer until the batter is smooth.
- Spoon into your mini-donut maker or donut pan. If baking, place in the oven for 8 minutes or until browned.
- Remove from the donut maker when slightly browned and the donut maker opens without tearing the donuts. Set aside to cool to the touch.
- Place the white vegan chocolate melting chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave them on high 1 minute.
- Stir white vegan chocolate melting chips until they are fully melted.
- Add black GEL food coloring to the melted vegan chocolate. If the chocolate becomes clumpy and not liquidy, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil at a time and stir.
- Dip donuts into the vegan chocolate and set aside to “set”.
- Using a small star tip on the tube of orange decorating icing, on one quadrant of each donut, drop-in 6-10 “stars” around your black hole.
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