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Pipe Creamy Filling Into Handmade Fried Dough For Delectable Crème Brûlée Doughnuts

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Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Learn to make delicious and decadent crème brûlée doughnuts from scratch, using our easy recipe!

Lots of people are intimidated by the idea of making this pastry from scratch, but with a little creativity, you can create absolutely spectacular doughnuts from home, like these super-simple two-ingredient sweets!

Our crème brûlée doughnuts are a step up in terms of complexity, but they are still beyond-easy to make yourself.

For the most part, you just need simple baking ingredients like milk and flour. The only pieces of specialty equipment required are a piping bag and a brûlée torch, and both are totally optional.

This doughnut recipe takes all the creamy sweetness of classic crème brûlée, a caramelized French custard, and transforms it into a to-die-for, filled doughnut.

If you’re a fan of Boston cream doughnuts or other similar pastries, you’ll fall head over heels for this tasty dessert.

Scroll through below to print out the recipe and try making these for yourself!

Cook: 20 min
Prep: 25 min
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 12 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 12 tsps. salt
  • 12 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk, divided
  • 14 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups flour, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 13 cup cornstarch
  • To taste additional sugar
Instructions
  • Combine 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk together well.
  • Fold 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, and butter into sugar mixture. Mix well.
  • Add 3 cups of flour to liquid and mix well. Then fold in one additional cup of flour until thick dough forms.
  • Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to cut out circles. Fry dough in hot oil 2-3 minutes, and set aside.
  • Start making the crème filling. Combine 1 1/3 cups of milk and vanilla in a saucepan and set to simmer.
  • Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup of sugar, cornstarch, 2/3 cup of milk, and 2 egg yolks. Whisk together.
  • Start ladling the simmering milk into your sugar mixture, one scoop at a time. Whisk together, then return all the liquid to the saucepan.
  • Simmer on stovetop until the liquid thickens into crème filling.
  • Poke a hole in each doughnut with a skewer, then pipe in filling with piping bag.
  • Dip each donut in extra sugar, and then use brûlée torch to melt the sugar into a glaze.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Crème Brûlée Doughnuts 25 minutes 20 minutes 45 minutes Serves 12 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/05/recipe_card_CremeBruleeDonuts-copy-850x444.jpg sugar, divided baking powder salt nutmeg eggs egg yolks milk, divided unsalted butter, melted flour, divided vanilla cornstarch additional sugar Combine 1 cup of sugar, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Whisk together well. Fold 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, and butter into sugar mixture. Mix well. Add 3 cups of flour to liquid and mix well. Then fold in one additional cup of flour until thick dough forms. Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to cut out circles. Fry dough in hot oil 2-3 minutes, and set aside. Start making the crème filling. Combine 1 1/3 cups of milk and vanilla in a saucepan and set to simmer. Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup of sugar, cornstarch, 2/3 cup of milk, and 2 egg yolks. Whisk together. Start ladling the simmering milk into your sugar mixture, one scoop at a time. Whisk together, then return all the liquid to the saucepan. Simmer on stovetop until the liquid thickens into crème filling. Poke a hole in each doughnut with a skewer, then pipe in filling with piping bag. Dip each donut in extra sugar, and then use brûlée torch to melt the sugar into a glaze. Serve and enjoy!

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