Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Daring Bakers in October: Boston Creme Doughnuts

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge the Daring Bakers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann, and Epicurious.



After a year and three months, Matt is really starting to get into this whole Daring Bakers thing. On the first of October he actually remembered and asked about the new challenge, and upon hearing "doughnuts" he cocked his head to the side with a thoughtful look. "A good one! I like doughnuts. Boston Creme Doughnuts! But the cream has to be the real vanilla custard kind, not that yucky too-sweet whipped white frosting, and make sure you put a nice chocolate glaze on top too." A demand request for chocolate-and-vanilla was no surprise at all but in the face of such unabashed certainty, what else could I do but laugh and acquiesce?



We were given the choice between two recipes, one yeast-raised and the other a more cake-like buttermilk doughnut.  With Boston Creme in the cards, though, yeast-raised was the only option to create a light, puffy round of dough.



I used Dorie's awesome pastry cream to fill the donuts and a simple chocolate glaze for the topping.  Though deep-frying is my least favorite cooking method because it makes me and the whole apartment smell like grease, sometimes it's absolutely worth it.   On their own, these doughnuts are just barely sweet, but combined with the silky vanilla filling and the chocolate on top, the end result was both heavenly and husband-approved.



You can find a printable version of both Daring Bakers recipes, plus a bonus pumpkin doughnut recipe, here.

10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those doughnuts are wonderful! I love your idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

Laura said...

Yum, I love Boston Creme Doughnuts! These look waaaaaaay better than the usual. Great job!

miss mallory opel said...

Yum! Your boston creme filled chocolate dipped donuts look irresistible, and absolutely beautiful!

Jack said...

Very nice Romy...

Tami said...

Oh, I tell you...I want these RIGHT now! I loved mine, but right now I'm really wishing I made custard filled doughnuts. Yowza! Awesome job!

Tonya said...

Oh my god!! Why didn't come back over Sunday night? These look amazing! Fabulous work, Romy!! (Matt is such a lucky man ;o)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

holy moly--those look so good! i totally approve, too! :)

Diana's Cocina said...

Now this is a special treat that my whole family would love! They look incredible.

celebratinghomewithkarieengels said...

Can you provide the exact recipe that you used for these? I featured them on my site and I have inquiries. thank you!

Food, Beauty, Fashion and Travel said...

They look yummy!!

 
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