Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chef Chuck's Baked Layered Doughnuts


Bomboloni


These unique style doughnuts are baked not fried, filled with a layer of vanilla mascarpone then topped with a chocolate hazelnut icing. A baked doughnut has a different texture then frying but are healthier. The doughnut was moist and light and the filling was sweet and delicious.


Baked Layered Doughnuts
1 1/3 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar plus 1 teaspoon
2 eggs, room temperature
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt


Cream Filling
16 ounces mascarpone
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped fine


Icing
1/2 cup chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon butter
hazelnuts, chopped fine


Doughnuts
Heat milk to warm about 110 degrees, combine 1/3 cup milk, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 tablespoon yeast, let sit for 5-7 minutes. In a food processor or mixer add butter, sugar, remaining milk (1 cup), and yeast mixture. Then add eggs, flour and salt combine till a ball forms. Place in a large buttered bowl cover with a towel and let rise for 1 hour. Roll out dough to a 1/2 inch thick cut out 2 inch rounds, then cut out a small center hole. Place on a silicone mat or parchment paper and let rise for 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove and place on a rack to cool. Cut in half.


Cream Filling
In a mixer blend together all ingredients. Spread filling with a knife.
Icing
In a double boiler on low heat combine chocolate, heavy cream and butter. Stir to obtain a smooth consistency. Dip donuts in chocolate and refrigerate. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen doughnuts.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Joe, The flavors blend well! Thank you

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  2. Oh wow these look fantabulous. Can I eat a few since they're not fried?

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  3. chuck you rock. i am SO making these!!!!

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  4. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, Yes you may, great excuse for us! Thank you :)

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  5. Oh Chef, I think you just left me speechless...
    There is no one better than you, my friend. I am now putting in my order for a dozen. ;)

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  6. Hi Bridgett! Likewise my friend, you are wonderful! Thank you such much, for your nice comment!
    I will order "you" a bakers dozen. ;)

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  7. Gorgeous. I gained a pound looking at it!

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  8. Hi Nirmala, Well at least it's not fried, you would have gained two pounds:)
    Thank you for your comment!

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  9. Thanks Chuck!
    These donuts look amazing!! How cool is it that you've layered them.. and NOT FRIED!! Double awesome!

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  10. Hello, The Food Hunter! Glad you Like!
    Thank You

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  11. Hi Ash, So nice to hear from you!
    Tried to be healthier by baking, the taste was there~
    Thank you :)

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