For a long time I wasn’t confident enough to make my own doughnuts even though I love eating them. That changed, after I ate this amazing Simpsons doughnut at Universal Studios in LA (of all places!), and once I got back home I absolutely wanted to replicate it. And I did. It was the best decision ever. Well, maybe one of.
I’ve made them a few times now, with different variations, but it’s been too long since I’ve featured one on the blog. So I decided to put things right. Being a caffeine addict, it was no surprise when one day not too long ago, the idea came to me while having my morning coffee. Coffee doughnuts (or Coffee donuts)! After all, millions upon millions enjoy a warm cup of joe with a doughnut every morning, correct? So why not integrate the two for a true coffee fan’s delight? Enter, Glazed Coffee Flavoured Doughnuts with Caramelized White Chocolate Pastry Cream Filling!
Making your own doughnuts/donuts can seem a little daunting at first, but having made them several times already, I can tell you that it’s actually really easy. I’m here to show you how and maybe convince you enough so that you’d want to make a few right away! 🙂
I’ve been to a few fairs and carnivals as a kid which was always really exciting. Apart from the rides, the games, the attractions, the open theater, little stalls with merchandise, what never failed to excite me was the mini doughnut stand! You guys know what I’m talking about right? The ones with the doughnut machine that drops little circles of batter through this funnel shaped device into hot oil which then travels down this oil tank where they get flipped over and then covered in powdered sugar and finally gets served to you in a brown paper bag? For a seven year old kid, that whole process was pure magic in action.
As far as making your own doughnuts go, I feel like they’ve gotten a bad rap as being something difficult to make. It may be because of the need to deep fry them, or maybe because you’re working with a dough (as opposed to a batter), but I’m here to tell you that you need not fear anymore! 🙂 While I have nothing against baked doughnuts (in fact I do love eating those too), they are just not as satisfying as a fried doughnut with a crispy outside and a light and fluffy inside. Yes, it takes a little longer to make them than baked ones, but to me it’s worth it, at least once in a while. And if they are made properly, they aren’t oily at all.
These doughnuts are just fantastic with a strong hit of coffee flavour and the sweet and salty creme patisserie (pastry cream) filling. They have a thin coffee glaze (you can make it thicker if you like) too, because hey, these are coffee doughnuts and I’m not holding back! The doughnut itself isn’t sweet, but the glaze and the pastry cream filling give it that indulgent sweetness that makes it perfect with your morning coffee or even as dessert!
So are you ready to make some doughnuts?? If you do have any questions, please leave a comment below and I’ll be at your service.
You will need 1 recipe of the Caramelized White Chocolate Pastry Cream for this. Find out how to make it here.
Whether you call ’em coffee donuts or coffee doughnuts – they are incredible! 🙂 The coffee flavour is present throughout, but the frosting/glaze really kicks it up a notch with a little added sweetness too. I added that extra bit of sugar to the dough (compared to my Simpson’s doughnut), because the addition of coffee tends to make the dough taste slightly bitter. The doughnut itself was cooked perfectly. That crispy exterior and soft, light inside…
And of course I filled up these doughnuts with a deliciously creamy caramelized white chocolate filling! It even has a hint of bourbon and it pairs brilliantly with the overall coffee flavor. The white chocolate filling was so good we ended up having it as a dessert just by itself!
How about a coffee doughnut with a cup of hot chocolate?
No? Just a cup of coffee then? (below is a picture of one of my doughnuts from a different batch, with a thicker glaze – that coffee was made without a milk frother by the way) 🙂
Or just on its own? It’s your doughnut, so do with it what you will!
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