Homemade Doughnuts

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Melt their hearts with these delicious and easy to make homemade doughnuts, filled with rich pure vanilla pastry cream.

Ingredients for the doughnuts:

1 cup non-fat milk

1 extra-large egg

5 cups vegetable oil

3 Tablespoon sugar

4 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup, unsalted melted butter

2 cups all-purpose flour


1. Add vegetable oil to a heavy-deep pan. Heat oil at medium till temperature reach to 350 grades Fahrenheit.

2. Prepare a sheet lined with paper towels.

3. Meanwhile, mix together egg and the milk. Set aside.

4. In a different bowl whisk together dry ingredients : flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

5. Pour egg and milk mixture over all dry ingredients and stir. Add melted butter and combine until a soft dough forms.

6. Use a two Tablespoon ice cream scoop to drop  dough into the oil, 5 to 6 doughnuts at a time for about 2 minutes turning them until golden brown.

7. Place doughnuts over paper-towel tray and let them cool completely.

Pastry Cream Ingredients:

2 cups non-fat milk

3 egg yolk + 1 whole egg

3 Tablespoon cornstarch

3 1/2 Tablespoon unsalted softened butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 vanilla bean, scraped

1 lemon zest

1/3 teaspoon salt

Preparation for Pastry cream

1. In a medium sauce-pan at medium-heat, combine milk, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, vanilla seeds and the whole pod.

2. Heat milk mixture until start boiling, meanwhile whisk together the other 1/2 of sugar and cornstarch. Set aside.

3. Beat egg yolks, whole egg together and add cornstarch. Mix well. Set aside.

4. Remove hot milk from stove, remove vanilla pod from milk and start pouring milk slowly in four additions over the egg yolks and whole egg, and cornstarch mixture. Keep whisking continuously as you pour hot milk over eggs for about two minute until it is all well combined, tempering your eggs.

4. Returned whole mix to the sauce-pan over low heat whisking at all times for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes until thickened.

5. Remove from heat and add softened butter. Whisk together until creamy.

6. Place in a clean container and locate plastic wrap over touching top of pastry cream. Place in refrigerator for about one hour until ready to use.

7. Remove from refrigerator, mix until smooth and fill your homemade delicious donuts with this creamy vanilla filling by inserting the tip of a pastry piping bag into the doughnut. Do not over filled them with the cream, just until cream comes out a little from same spot of filling.

8. Sprinkle with powder sugar and may serve with chocolate cream.