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Boston Cream Doughnuts


Doughnuts are our favourite little desserts that are a package of sweet and rich goodness. These Boston cream doughnuts literally are like a package, made of a sweet enriched dough which comes bearing a thick vanilla custard inside. And to make things even better, they are dipped into a smooth chocolate ganache that gives it a shiny chocolaty top.

 

Table of Content

  1. What are Boston Cream Doughnuts?
  2. Quick and Easy Boston Cream Doughnuts
  3. How to make Boston Cream Doughnuts?
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Recipe Card  

 

What are Boston Cream Doughnuts ?

​​Boston cream doughnuts were inspired by the boston cream pie which has been popular in Massachusetts. It was created in the Parker House Hotel to make a doughnut version of the pie, which is made by a vanilla custard sandwiched between two sponge cake layers and topped with a chocolate glaze. The Boston Cream Doughnuts made today are made just like that, with a round puffed up doughnut, filled with vanilla custard and dipped in a chocolate ganache for the topping.

 

Quick and Easy Boston Cream Doughnuts

Doughnuts are a sweet confection available everywhere in abundance and almost everyone has their favourite topping for the doughnuts. The Boston Cream Doughnut was so good that the people of Massachusetts named it their official doughnut. Something that is so popular and loved so much should definitely be given a try. So, go on and try our recipe of the same and let us know if it has become your new favourite doughnut too. 

  

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    How to make Boston Cream Doughnuts ?

    1) Start the recipe by preparing your doughnut dough. For this activate the yeast in lukewarm water with some sugar.

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    2) In a large bowl add, refined flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla and the prepared yeast mixture. Start to mix the dough with a spatula.
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    3) Turn out the dough on the bench and start kneading by hand. After 4-5 minutes add butter to the dough and knead it through.
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    4) Grease the dough and a large bowl with oil, cover it and let it proof for 1.5 hrs or until doubled in size.
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    5) While the dough is proofing, in another bowl add all the egg yolks and whole eggs, followed by some half of your caster sugar and all the cornflour. Whisk it together till it is smooth and thick.
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    6) In a  Select Milk pan, heat some milk with the remaining half of your caster sugar. Heat the milk till the sugar is dissolved and the milk almost comes to a boil and take it off the heat.
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    7) Pour the milk into the egg mixture slowly and steadily in a thin stream, while whisking the egg mixture constantly. Keep mixing till all the milk is used. This process is called tempering
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    8) Transfer the milk and egg mixture back to the saucepan and start whisking it, while keeping it on medium low heat.
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    9) Keep on whisking till the custard starts to thicken. It should take around 10 minutes. Once the custard is thick and glossy turn off the heat.
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    10) Add the butter and vanilla to the custard mixture and whisk it till it's completely incorporated and smooth.
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    11) Transfer the custard to a bowl and refrigerate it, covered with a cling wrap, with the plastic touching the surface of the custard to prevent the surface from drying out.
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    12) In a clean bowl, add chopped dark chocolate and fresh cream. Microwave it for one minute and whisk it to combine into a smooth ganache. Finish it off with some honey and set it aside.
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    13) Take the proofed doughnut dough and transfer it out on a floured work surface. Roll it out till the thickness is 1 cm. Cut out as many doughnuts as you can using a round cookie cutter.
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    14) Place the round doughnuts onto a nonstick tray and let them rest for another 30 minutes.
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    15) Heat some oil for frying on medium heat in a stainless steel milk pan. Fry the doughnuts one by one, flipping them halfway.
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    16) Once all the doughnuts are fried and cooled down, pierce the side using a knife and fill them up with the vanilla custard, using a piping bag.
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    17) Once all the doughnuts are filled, dip them into the warm chocolate ganache and lay them chocolate side up. These taste better after being chilled in the fridge for an hour.
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    Expert Tips

    1. While tempering the eggs in the custard, make sure to pour the milk slowly otherwise the eggs would curdle.
    2. Constantly mix the custard once it is back on the heat or the eggs would curdle.
    3. Do not roll the dough to thin or the doughnuts won't puff up.
    4. Make sure to fry them on both the sides to a light brown colour, because colour darkens after it comes out of the oil.

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