There was always something magical around Donuts. Since I was a kid the first thing I have associated with donuts - was what? Right, police...I don't think that there is a 90s kid who hasn't seen some kind of police TV series there were always donuts at some point. Of course, now things are a bit different because donuts are almost everywhere, but it's pretty understandable they are so delicious and sweet, but do you really know the origin of donuts? It might surprise you, here is some interesting information about them.
The earliest origins to the modern doughnuts are generally traced back to the olykoek ("oil(y) cake") Dutch settlers brought with them to early New York (or New Amsterdam). These doughnuts closely resembled later ones but did not yet have their current ring shape. One of the earliest mentions of "doughnut" was in Washington Irving's 1809 book A History of New York, from the beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty:
Sometimes the table was graced with immense apple-pies, or saucers full of preserved peaches and pears; but it was always sure to boast of an enormous dish of balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called dough-nuts, or oly koeks: a delicious kind of cake, at present scarce known in this city, excepting in genuine Dutch families.
The name oly koeks was almost certainly related to the oliekoek: a Dutch delicacy of "sweetened cake fried in fat."
According to anthropologist Paul R. Mullins, the first cookbook mentioning doughnuts was an 1803 English volume which included doughnuts in an appendix of American recipes. He also traces its origins to the oliekoek that arrived in America with the Dutch settlers in the early 18th century. By the mid-19th century, the doughnut looked and tasted like today's doughnut, and was viewed as thoroughly American food.
Doughnut vs. Donut: The Official Dictionary Spelling of the word in question—if you’re into that sort of thing—is “doughnut.” The expedited, simplified, Americanized spelling of “donut,” as Grammarist tells us, has been around since at least the late 19th century. It didn’t catch on, though, until late in the 20th century.
So, today I would like to share with you an amazing in my opinion recipes of donuts filled with an incredible chocolate cream.
Those donuts are so delicious, that it's way too hard not to eat them all at the time.
Let's jump straight to the recipe!
Prep: 60 min
Cook time: 15 min
Level: average, hard
Servings: 10 portions
Calories per serving: 487 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
For the dough:
3 1/2 cups flour
1 package instant yeast (7gr)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups soy milk (or any other milk)
1/4 cup sugar (or any other sweetener)
For the chocolate filling:
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups powdered sugar
1 pinch of salt
1/2 can coconut milk (full fat)
1 cup chopped chocolate
1 tsp vanilla extract
Step 1: In a small bowl mix dry yeast with warm milk(not hot) 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp flour. Set aside for around 5-10 minutes.
Step 2: In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, and salt, then add in the yeast mixture and form a dough
Step 3: Form a ball and set it aside in a warm place covered with a kitchen towel for at least 30 minutes.
Step 5: On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to be about a 3 cm thick. Then using a donut cutter or medium bowl, cut out your donut shapes. Repeat until you finish the whole dough.
Step 6: Place each donut on a baking sheet covered with baking paper, cover with a kitchen towel, and set aside for another 20-30 minutes.
Step 7: Meanwhile start making the chocolate cream by mixing together in a medium bowl powdered sugar with cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.
Step 8: In a pan place together with the coconut milk, chopped chocolate and cook on a low heat until the chocolate is completely melted and combined with coconut milk. Add in vanilla.
Step 9: Slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients and beat with a mixer until well incorporated.
Step 10: Heat oil up to 180C. Start frying your donuts for about 30 seconds on each side or until golden.
Step 11: Let the donuts cool down for at least 10-15 minutes.
Step 12: Fill with a chocolate cream a piping bag and a narrow piping tip fill the inside of the doughnut, pulling back as it fills until it's out. Repeat with all doughnuts.
Step 13: Sprinkle your donuts with some powdered sugar before serving.