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3.01.2013

Chèvre and Blackberry Raised Doughnuts



Normally when I eat doughnuts, I don't feel very pretty.I get messy, cover myself in sugar or chocolate gananche. It's a real problem.

Lets not even talk about how I can't just stop at one. Fried breakfasts that taste like dessert? My control goes out the window!



I'm a huge fan of the cake doughnut/donut as you all know. I rarely indulge in a raised yeast doughnut. Every time I do I ask... Why do you not eat these more often?



Then I remember why. I hate frying foods. As much as I love to eat them making it just stresses me out. Not only does the smell of hot cooking oil stick to your hair, clothes.... your entire home. I have this fear in the back of my head (especially when frying doughnuts) that I will burn my kitchen up. My Mother Inlaw did just that while making doughnuts. So yeah. Frying freaks me out.


 These doughnuts are traditional deep fried yeasted doughnuts rolled in sugar filled with a chevre and blackberry custard filling. These may be messy... but the color and ingredients make you feel pretty anyways. Pretty doughnuts can happen!

Chèvre and Blackberry Raised Doughnuts

Ingredients:

1 cup buttermilk milk
1/2 granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons active yeast ( I used Red Star Platinum)
2 tablespoons warm water
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour (I used King Arthur)
2 large eggs,  beaten

FOR THE FILLING
4 oz chevre cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
Oil For frying
Additional sugar to roll doughnuts in

 Directions:

In a small sauce pan heat buttermilk, sugar butter and salt together just until the butter melts. Remove and allow to cool to room temperature. 

Meanwhile in a small bowl add yeast and warm water together. Mix with a fork and allow it to sit for 5 minutes or until bubbly. 

In the bowl of your electric mixer using your dough hook, mix in your buttermilk mixture and 1 cup of your flour. Once combined mix in your yeast. 

With the mixer on medium speed add in a 1/2 cup of flour at a time until the dough comes together. Scrape down the sides as needed. When the dough is just slightly sticky, turn mixer to high speed. and allow to mix for 5 minutes. If the dough has not come together and is too sticky through the mixing time. Turn mixer off and add 1/4 of flour as needed.

Once dough is elastic remove from mixer and place in a buttered bowl. Cover with a dish towel and allow to rise in a warm spot until doubled. ( This may take anywhere from 30- 90 minutes depending on the temperature of your house and the brand of yeast)

Once dough has risen. Remove from bowl on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough out until it is about 1/2 inch thick.

Using a round cookie or biscuit cutter cut 3 inch circles of dough out. Set aside on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, cover with a dish towel to rise until doubled in size.  With you dough scraps you can roll them into balls or cut them into small pieces. Also set aside to rise.

Meanwhile heat your fryer to 375 degrees. 

Once doughnuts have risen, give each a small press flattening them just slightly, place them in the fryer 2 at  a time. Fry until golden all over. I flip the doughnuts around and submerge in the oil with a wooden spoon to ensure even browning.

Once they are finished frying place them on paper towels to drain the extra grease.

While doughnuts are still hot sprinkle and roll in sugar. 

Set aside to cool completely.

Mean while, in your food processor, add the chevre, sugar and blackberries together. Pulse until combined. 

Whisk one egg into the mixture and heat and whisk constantly over a double boiler until mixture has thickened.

Place filling in the refrigerator until cold.

To assemble your doughnuts. In the side of each doughnut, using a sharp knife cut a small X through the center going all the way to the back. 

Fill a piping bag with your chevre filling. Place tip in the small X you just cut and pipe filling into the centers. 

Best if enjoyed right away. Store doughnuts in an airtight container in the refrigerator          
 

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42 comments:

  1. yeah we need a hang where eat donuts!!!!! WANT ALL THE DONUTS

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    1. Oh my god. Screw getting drinks... lets find a donut shop... hang out and eat donuts.

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  2. OMG!!! These are absolutely incredible, Carrie!!! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Carol! Have a great weekend as well.

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  3. These sound incredible, Carrie! I have a tip for you on the frying smells that linger. a while back, a reader told me that if you set a cup of plain vinegar next to the stove while frying foods it will absorb the odors. It doesn't absorb all of them, but the house no longer smells like cooking oil for days either. I've done that ever since and it works.

    I'm not sure that is a great thing though, because now I rarely hesitate to fry something... ha. Have a blessed day!

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    1. That is genius. And I will do that next time. I feel like my house still smells like oil!

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  4. These doughnuts are gorgeous! I bet they taste equally as amazing!!

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  5. Holy Doughnut! These look too good for words..

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  6. These are gorgeous, Carrie! I am a fool for goat cheese!

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  7. These look amazing! I would add that filling to just about anything!

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    1. Thanks so much! I would to... it's spoon worthy.

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  8. Oh my word, Carrie. There are no words for these.
    I want to shove my face into a pile. :D

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  9. Gorgeous, I want that blackberry filling!

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  10. I can't get over how beautiful these are. Deep frying freaks me out a little too, but these look like they're worth it. :)

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    1. Freaks me right out. I normally have my husband do it. I tend to start fires.... it's happened a time or two.

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  11. Wow. That filling. Omg. That alone, I want that on everything! Pinning!

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    1. Haha Thanks Averie. The filling is SOOOOO good.

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  12. Now this is an inspiring idea. I love it! I can't get enough goat cheese. So I will be all over these! I can't wait to make them.

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  13. These are just need to appear on my plate right now (along with you for a chat) :) Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks! One of these days we should meet up. Somewhere in MA perhaps? have a great weekend.

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  14. I have dreams about doughnuts! These look and sound delicious, and your pictures are gorgeous!

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  15. I just cannot get these out of my mind! Beyond delicious!!!

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    1. Thanks Jo-Anne!! They were SOOOO good!

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  16. yes please! These sound amazing (and look beautiful too)!

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  17. When I saw these on Instagram, I nearly fell out of my chair! I can't imagine how good these are.

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  18. Carrie, what a marvelous combination! I know what you mean about that "fried" smell sticking to Everything, but oh so worth it, especially for these beauties! Dang, girl!

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    1. Thanks Jenni! That smell just sticks for days.... but doughnuts. So worth it.

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  19. Carrie, I can totally relate to you. If I eat one doughnut, it quickly turns into 3. I have a real weakness for doughnuts. Oh my, do these look delicious. If only I could reach through the screen and grab one. Yum!

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    1. It's so hard to stop at just one!

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  20. They sound fantastic! I want to make them for Wednesday evening class in a couple weeks, but have 1 question...In your dough ingredients you have 2 eggs listed, but they are not included with the instructions. Do you put them into the bowl with the cooled buttermilk mixture and 1 cup of flour then proceed?
    Thanks LaVonne

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    1. OH bummer, can't believe I didn't type that step out! Thanks for catching it. Yes I add the eggs in with the cooled buttermilk.

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