Mini Doughnuts with Orange Blossom Curd

  • Total Time

    1h 30m
    • Prep Time

      40m
    • Bake Time

      50m
  • Serves

    16
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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These delicious doughnuts have a lovely zing to them thanks to the orange blossom curd centre. Serve them to family and friends and watch as they taste the zesty surprise.

Method

  1. Warm the milk in a pan until just before it reaches boiling point.

  2. Place the yeast, warmed milk, 1 tbsp of the caster sugar and 1 ½ tbsp lukewarm water in a large bowl and set aside in a warm place for about 10 minutes, or until bubbles appear on the surface.

  3. Add the butter, flour, eggs and the remaining sugar to the yeast mixture and mix to a sticky dough.  Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes until smooth and it feels springy to the touch.

  4. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a cloth and set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.

  5. Meanwhile, make the orange curd.  Put all the ingredients in a bowl, stir together, and set over a pan of simmering water (the bowl must not touch the water).  Using a wooden spoon, stir for about 30 minutes, or until the curd is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. Set aside to cool.

  6. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.  Roll out to 1cm thick and use a 6.5cm round cutter to stamp out rounds until all the dough has been used.  Place the rounds on a lined baking tray and set aside for 30 minutes or until risen.

  7. Heat the oil in a large pan until it reaches 190°C, or a cube of bread sizzles and turns golden in 30 seconds.  Fry the dough balls in batches for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, turning halfway.  Remove with a slotted spoon and drain onto kitchen paper.  Toss in sugar and leave to cool.

  8. Spoon the orange curd into a piping bag with a small round nozzle (or snip the end of a disposable bag).  Use a wooden skewer to make a hole in the side of each doughnut.  Push the piping bag into the hole and fill with about a teaspoon of curd. Serve warm or cold with any leftover orange curd.

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  • Total

    30m
  • Serves

    12
  • Skill

    Intermediate
  • Diet

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