Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Bismark Doughnut ~Boston Cream Included~


This doughnut recipe is excellent.  The texture is wonderful and chewy.  It's everything you could want in your homemade doughnut experience.  

You can use any filling in it that you want.  I have used various homemade jams in mine.  Also you can stuff them with whipping cream, or do Boston Cream style donuts. Pie fillings would also be excellent in them.   Put a glaze on them, or roll them in granulated sugar or icing sugar.  These donuts will have you reaching out for more.

1 cup milk, scalded
1/3 cup shortening (Or oil)
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 - 3 cups of flour  (I used 3 1/2 cups)
1 pkg or 2 1/4 tsp yeast
2 eggs

In a medium bowl combine shortening, sugar salt.  Stir in hot milk until shortening is melted.  Add eggs one at a time.  Beat well.  In a large bowl, combine flour (2 cups) and yeast.  Add milk mixture and beat until smooth.  Ad rest of flour to make soft dough.  Turn out on to a floured surface.  Knead until smooth and elastic.  Put in greased bowl and cover and let rise until doubled (1 1/2 hours).  Punch down and roll out 1/2" thick.  Cut with 3" round cookie cutter.  Place on cookie sheet and cover.  Let rise for 1/2 hour.  

Deep fry 2 min or until golden brown.  Turn several times during deep frying.  Drain on paper towel.  When cool enough to handle (while still pretty hot) cut a small slit in one end of the doughnut and slip a teaspoon of your favorite jam inside (Mine is homemade raspberry).  Pinch the slit shut and immediately roll in sugar.  (Either granulated or icing sugar (I've also done glazed).  Granulated sugar is our family favorite.

~*~*~*~*  Ok, I cheat and load all the ingredients into my bread machine on dough setting.  It does all the hard work, and the dough comes out in such an amazing state.  I use oil instead of shortening in the bread machine.  Also if I use the bread machine, I don't bother scalding the milk, I just warm it a bit.  If the dough is too sticky when you go to work with it, add a little more flour until it is workable.  The doughnuts are best the first day.  ~*~*~*~*~*

To Make Boston Cream Donuts, 

Vanilla Cream Filling:

2/3 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Whole Milk
1/2 Vanilla Bean split lengthwise or 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup Corn Starch
5 Large Egg Yokes
3 Tbsp Unsalted Butter


In a saucepan, combine the sugar, 1 1/2 cups of the milk, and the vanilla bean. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the sugar is dissolved. Raise the heat and scald the mixture.

Meanwhile, place the cornstarch in a medium bowl. Using a wire whisk, gradually whisk in the remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth. Add the egg yolks and whisk until well blended.

Slowly pour 1/3 cup of the hot milk mixture into the yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in the rest of the hot milk. Return the milk-yolk mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil gently for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the butter. Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface, and refrigerate until chilled.


You could do what I do and use Vanilla Pudding made according to the package instructions.  This way is a time saver.

Chocolate Glaze Recipe:

I make this glaze after I have fried the doughnuts.

4 oz (4 Squares) Semi Sweet Chocolate
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
4 Tbsp Whipping Cream
1 Cup Icing Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Coarsely chop chocolate.  In a small sauce pan, melt chocolate, butter and whipping cream  stirring with whisk until chocolate is melted and it is all blended.

Whisk in icing sugar until well blended and smooth looking.  Whisk in Vanilla.

This glaze is really yummy.  Not overly sweet with a really nice texture.  I usually am not big on chocolate glazes, but I really do love this one!  

To Make Doughnuts:

Place Vanilla Cream Filling into piping tube.

After you have fried your donuts and they are pretty cool, make a small slit at one end of the doughnut.  Insert the end of the pipping tube and squeeze in some filling.  After the filling is in all the donuts, then you can spread on your Chocolate Glaze.  I store these in the fridge.

Here are my girls enjoying Jam Filled Doughnuts.

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