Mini Doughnuts with Orange Blossom Curd by Nielsen-Massey

  • Total Time

    1h 30m
    • Prep Time

    • Bake Time

  • Serves


  • Skill Level

  • Dietary Needs

    • Nut free
    • Vegetarian
  • 2 Reviews

    5 star rating

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.


  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 10 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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  1. 5 star rating

    Wow, these were incredibly tasty.

  2. 5 star rating

    Love them so much

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