Chocolate Filled Doughnuts
Today we’re sharing these delicious Classic Dark Chocolate Filled Doughnuts! A simple and homemade doughnut, filled with a luscious bittersweet chocolate pastry cream. They’re so easy and truly better than anything you could buy!
4 Quick Tips For These Filled Doughnuts
01 Poke a hole into the doughnut before filling.
02 Sweet doughs take a long time to rise.
03 When making the pastry cream, do not beat the egg yolks and cornstarch.
04 This recipe isn’t difficult to make, but it takes time and requires a lot of moving parts.
In a large glass bowl, whisk together sugar and cornstarch.
Gently mix in egg yolks, being careful not to incorporate any air. Set aside.
Bring milk to a boil over medium heat. Add milk slowly to egg mixture, whisking constantly.
Return to pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
Add butter and chocolate. Mix until smooth.
Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic touches the entire surface.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and yeast. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine milk, butter, sugar, eggs, egg yolks, salt, and vanilla.
Add flour mixture.
Knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.
Place in a covered container and proof for 30 minutes.
Turn dough. Allow to proof for another 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 2 ounce portions. Roll each portion of dough into a tight ball.
Cover and allow to rise for 45 minutes.
Fry doughnuts a couple at a time until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes, flipping as necessary.
Sift together powdered sugar and cocoa. Add milk.
Fit a pastry bag with a Bismark tip or a tip large enough to inject pastry cream into doughnuts.
Press filling into the doughnut, pulling back as it fills. Dip top of doughnuts into glaze.
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