This Vanilla Cream Donut Recipe is a big hit on my Instagram feed. It is very satisfied to enjoy as a treat. Once in a while, we all deserve a Creamy Donut. Let's go!
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Vanilla Cream Donuts Recipe
1. Vanilla Cream (to fill about 10 donuts)
6 egg yolks
100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
500g (2 cups) whole milk
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
50g (6 tablespoons) corn starch
2. Dough ingredients (for about 10 doughnuts)
560g (4 cups) all purpose flour
60g (1/3 cup) granulated sugar
10g (1 tablespoon) instant yeast
6g (1 teaspoon) fine sea salt
240g (1 cup) whole milk
2 whole eggs
112g (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter at room temperature
Make Vanilla Cream filling:
In a small mixing bowl, mix egg yolks with sugar. Whisk until combined.
In a saucepan, heat up milk. Before boiling, turn off heat. Make sure it is hot but not boiling.
Add egg yolks mixture in the hot milk, mix well, while the oven is still off. Next add vanilla extract and corn starch, stir well.
Turn on medium heat again. Continuously whisking until the sauce becomes thick.
Wait until cool down. Transfer to a piping bag and chill in the fridge before using.
Whisk the dried ingredients (flour, salt, sugar, yeast) together first. Then add the eggs, whisk to combine with the flour. Next, add milk by pouring half of it at first, keep kneading, continue to add the rest of the milk while kneading. Lastly, add butter spoon by spoon, knead until the dough can form a smooth ball. Then proof for 1 hour or more until it is double in size.
Divide the dough into 10 or 12 equal pieces. Depends on how big you want your donuts to be.
Shape the doughs into round balls. Then place each one on a square parchment paper and proof them for 1 hour or until double in size.
In a frying pan, add vegetable oil, turn on high heat and wait until it reaches 350F (180C), then reduce to low heat. Place each doughnut in and fry for about 4 minutes each side. Be careful to control the heat so it is not burnt from the outside while the inside is not yet cooked through.
Let your doughnuts cool down after frying. Fill them with vanilla cream and enjoy!
Here is my vanilla cream donuts gallery: