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Delicious donuts filled with cream: an irresistible dessert!


The donuts with custard are fried bombs made with soft leavened dough, perfect for breakfast or for a delicious treat.

Today we prepare an irresistible dessert, cream donuts! Typical of breakfast at the bar together with croissants, they are also traditional carnival desserts. Soft and delicious on the inside, fluffy on the outside, these sweets are real sins of gluttony, and you can also stuff them with Nutella, chocolate, jam or anything else that tickles your palate. Let's go immediately to prepare them together, the result will be… a bomb!


How to make fried donuts

  1. Start by preparing the dough using the planetary mixer (but if you don't have one you can also use a simple bowl and knead by hand): pour the flour, salt, sugar and grated lemon zest into the bowl of the planetary mixer equipped with the appropriate hook. Activate the planetary mixer and start mixing the ingredients at medium speed.
  2. Continue adding half a dose of milk (where you have dissolved the fresh brewer's yeast) and only when it has been well absorbed add the rest of the milk. Only when all the milk has been completely absorbed add the egg, let it work for about ten minutes to compact the ingredients and finally add the soft butter a little at a time.
  3. Work the dough until you get a smooth and compact dough, cover it with transparent food film and let it rest until doubled in size (preferably for about 10 hours ).
  4. After the leavening hours, pick up the dough and put it on a floured cutting board. Let it rest for about ten minutes then roll it out with a rolling pin forming a rectangle about 2 cm thick .
  5. With an 8 cm diameter mold, cut many disks (with these doses you will get about 5 ), arrange them on a baking tray lined with baking paper, cover with plastic wrap or a clean cloth and let rise again for an hour.
  6. After the standing time, place a frying pan with high edges on the heat and heat the oil.
  7. Cut the parchment paper so as to remove each circle of dough without touching the dough and fry the donuts one or at most two at a time, turning them a couple of times.
  8. Brown them well, then lift the donuts with a slotted spoon , dry them quickly with kitchen paper.
  9. Leave to cool and only at this point sprinkle the surface with icing sugar or pass them in a small bowl of granulated sugar.
  10. Finally, fill with the custard using a sac-à-few. Your cream bombs are ready, enjoy your meal!

Alternatively, we suggest you try the Neapolitan staples .

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The variants of donuts in the oven

The recipe, as we explained it to you previously, is correct. However, you can also try a lighter version thanks to the different cooking method. In fact, you can cook the donuts with cream in the oven, putting them in the oven at 180°C for about 15 minutes until they are golden brown.

Once cooked, proceed to decorate with sugar and stuffing.


We recommend consuming the donuts at the moment, both for the question of frying but also for the softness of the dough. You can also keep them in the fridge for up to 1 day , preferably in a special container with a lid.

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