How to make it

  • Begin by heating milk to about 90 degrees.
  • Remove from heat and stir in yeast with a fork.
  • Let mixture sit until it gets creamy and foamy, about 5 minutes.
  • Mix in one egg and one egg yolk with a fork.
  • Add one cup of flour and mix with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  • Pour 3/4 cup flour over the top of mixture (don't mix it in), cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place for 1 hour or until it has doubled in volume.
  • Make dough with a bowl in a stand mixer.
  • Combine the starter ingredients, along with 5 eggs, sugar, 4 cups flour, and honey.
  • Fit mixer with dough hook.
  • Mix on low speed.
  • Add salt.
  • Mix until dough comes together, pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball.
  • Add softened butter one tablespoon at a time.
  • When all butter is added, you should have soft, smooth, shiny dough.
  • Place it in greased bowl, cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.
  • In morning, let the dough sit in warm place for 3 hours.
  • It should come to room temperature and have risen slightly.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out dough approximately a half-inch thick.
  • Cut doughnuts with a cookie cutter.
  • Cut hole in middle of each doughnut using a smaller cookie cutter and set aside to rise in a warm, draft-free space until they've risen and are slightly puffy (about 30 minutes).
  • While doughnuts are rising, make ganache.
  • Roughly chop chocolate and place in medium mixing bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • In small sauce pan, bring heavy cream to boil.
  • Pour over the chopped chocolate, coating entirely.
  • Let sit one minute, then whisk cream and chocolate together to form a smooth, shiny ganache.
  • Attach a deep-fry thermometer to heavy pot and heat about 3 inches of canola frying oil to 350F degrees.
  • Fry doughnuts 2 or 3 at a time, about one minute per side until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil, drain on paper towels and toss in granulated sugar to coat while still warm.
  • Serve warm with small bowl of chocolate ganache for dipping.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    These sound so tempting! Very, very nice recipe! Love the picture!
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  • wynnebaer 9 years ago
    I can taste these already..5 from me..:)
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    Awesome ~ 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Brieochi it is great it high5
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    " It was excellent "
    efitobx ate it and said...
    Where were your donuts this morning ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    luisascatering ate it and said...
    wow... wow... this is a MUST try for me! :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    very lovely, great post!
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