My visits to the mall always involve buying doughnuts from Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts. I just love them with my coffee. I also end up getting a few extra for breakfast next morning! My love for them led me to trying this Chocolate Filled Doughnut Recipe.
I have always wanted to bake my own breads, doughnuts, cinnamon rolls – basically anything with yeast in them. You get an amazing feeling when you work with a yeast dough. A warm cozy smell fills your kitchen as soon as you start kneading it. And that smell intensifies once it’s baked or fried! The house literally smells like a mini bakery!
The three of us – me and my siblings – always feel jealous of whoever gets more lucky with the chocolate filling in their doughnut. So I decided to try my hands at baking them in my kitchen. But there was a problem – I didn’t have a stand mixer, which meant looking for a dough recipe that could be kneaded with hand. The recipes I found strictly mentioned that doughnut doughs are sticky and not meant for hand kneading. But then this one on SmittenKitchen had instructions for both – using the hand mixer and kneading by hand. That’s where I drew inspiration from to make my own Chocolate Filled Doughnut Recipe!
I know there’s a bit of an effort in kneading the dough, waiting for it to rise and then frying and filling the doughnuts. But trust me, it’s worth every minute! The doughnuts turn out so light and fluffy and you can puff them up with as much chocolate filling as you want :D. The dough comes together in just a few minutes. It is sticky, but it’s easily handled with oiled hands. I usually let it rise in a lightly heated oven (that has been turned off). Once it’s double in size, I roll it on my kitchen counter and cut it in small circles. After a second rise they are fried and filled. I filled mine with an easy dark chocolate ganache.
I hope I have convinced you to try this Chocolate Filled Doughnut Recipe! In case you are not a doughnut person, try these Cardamom Cinnamon Rolls from the blog.
They looked fabulous, tasted delicious and surely beat the store bought ones! The generous stuffing is the best part about this Chocolate Filled Doughnut Recipe. I plan to try them with a jam filling next time.
Before I sign off, thanks for all the love on my Bhutan Post. I was elated to read your comments! I guess love for travel and food binds us all together!!