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Brioche donuts with chocolate coffee ganache

I swear, I think these are the most delicious donuts I've ever made.

I'll tell you something about me, I do not like donuts fiiled with jam! I never did.

When I was a little girl I always wished for a donut without a lot of jam and I would always eat around the jam. I basically mean, dough and powdered sugar is all I need.

That’s why I always like homemade donuts, which I can control the amount of stuffing and I can decide how much of the stuffing to put inside.

Can not explain why, but that's how I like it.

Like I said my love for donuts is mostly for the dough, so I wanted to make the softest and most airy dough that can be. And it really came out like so.

Small donuts that are super soft and fluffy.

And I did not believe it turned out so well on the first try. I'm not a pastry chef and I did not attend any culinary school. Everything I do and know I learn from the internet, cookbooks and mostly by trying. So I work very intuitively and see what comes out well or not.

So like I said, I made super fluffy and soft donuts. And I decided to make a filling to my liking.

I made a chocolate coffee ganache and whipped it. The simplest thing, made out of whipping cream, dark chocolate, coffee, sugar and a little salt. You can also add mascarpone cheese and make it richer. I wanted it to stay on the lighter side.

Anyone who has been following me and already knows my recipes, knows that I use a lot of pizza flour, even for doughs that are not pizza. I also used pizza flour in this dough, it can be converted into regular flour. But from what I have seen from other pastries I have tried with different flours - there is a slight difference.


For the dough -

  • 420 grams of pizza flour

  • 8 grams of dry yeast

  • 40 grams of sugar + more sugar to coat the donuts

  • 100 ml of water at room temperature

  • 100 ml of milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 45 grams of soft butter

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • A quarter teaspoon of salt

  • A quarter teaspoon of nutmeg zest

  • 1 liter of canola oil or other neutral vegetable oil for frying

For the filling -

  • 250 ml whipping cream

  • 100 grams of dark chocolate

  • 2 teaspoons of coffee powder

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • Pinch of salt


  • In the mixer bowl place the sugar, yeast and water and mix.

  • After 10 minutes add the rest of the ingredients except the butter and oil and start kneading at low speed.

  • When the dough starts to form add the canola oil and after a minute or two, add the butter gradually until fully incorporated.

  • Continue to knead for 8-10 minutes on medium speed.

  • Take the dough out of the bowl, oil it lightly, make a ball shape out of the dough and return it to the bowl.

  • Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for two hours at room temperature until it doubles it size.

  • Meanwhile prepare the ganache. Place all the ingredients in a small pot and heat them over low heat.

  • Keep the cream from boiling and bubbling.

  • Mix until all the ingredients are combined.

  • Turn off the heat and refrigerate.

  • כWhen the ganache is completely cold, beat it with a hand mixer.

  • Transfer to a piping bag with a thin donuts filler tube. And place in the refrigerator.

  • After the dough has risen and doubled its size, transfer it to a lightly oiled work surface and roll it out with a rolling pin.

  • Cut circles with a cookie cutter, 6.5-7 inches in diameter.

  • Place in a pan with baking paper and cover with a towel.

  • Heat oil in a large saucepan to a temperature of 160-170.

  • Prepare a little bowl with sugar to dip the donuts after frying.

  • Put a small piece of carrot in the oil and start frying the donuts.

  • Gently lift each circle, squash it slightly and carefully place it in the oil.

  • Fry on both sides until golden, remove and place on a baking sheet or absorbent paper.

  • Dip the donuts in the sugar while it still warm, so that each donut is completely coated in sugar!

  • Take the piping bag out of the fridge and start filling the donuts from whatever direction you like :)


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