Beautiful fluffy golden donuts topped with fresh strawberries and delicious cream.
We got the inspiration for this recipe when we took our first trip to Las Vegas last year. We were looking for places for breakfast and came across this place called The Donut Bar. They have all kinds of donuts from a Pop-tart filled donut to a grilled cheese donut.
We decided to get a few and we went crazy for their Strawberry split donut. It was the best donut we have ever had. If you are ever in a city that has a Donut Bar location we highly recommend giving them a visit.
Since we don’t have a Donut Bar anywhere near where we live we decided why not try to create our own Strawberry Split donut? That is what we have here for you our adaption of a Strawberry Split donut. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
Strawberries and Cream Donuts
- 1/2 cup Whole Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 1/8 teaspoon Active Yeast
- 1 Tablespoon Warm Water
- 1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour plus more for dusting
- 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
- 3 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
For Cream Filling
- 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
- 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
For dough and filling
- First, we will begin making the dough. Heat up milk in a small saucepan until it begins to simmer. Remove from heat and add 1 Tablespoon of sugar and salt and stir together. Let it cool down to lukewarm to the touch. While milk is cooling, stir together yeast and warm water in a small bowl. Let it activate by setting it aside for 10 minutes.
- Once the milk has cooled, add to a large bowl along with 1 Tablespoon of Vegetable oil, egg, yeast mixture and add the flour a little at a time. Stir together with a wooden spoon until combined. The dough will be very thick but still wet and sticky. DON’T LET IT GET TOO DRY!
- Place dough onto a floured surface and begin kneading until the flour is mixed in the dough. Keep kneading until dough is smooth and elastic. If it starts to stick add a little more flour. Once you finish kneading shape into a ball. Lightly grease a large bowl with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray and place the ball of dough into the bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours where it will double in size. Tip: turn the oven on at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for a few minutes before putting the dough in. Then turn it off when putting the dough in.
- While the dough is rising prepare the filling. Mix together cream, vanilla, and sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form. Keep in the refrigerator until ready fill the doughnuts.
- Once the dough has risen place on a floured surface and deflate the dough. Begin rolling out the dough into a large rectangle 1/2" thick. Make sure it releases from the surface and doesn't stick or stretch.
- Use a round cutter to cut out perfect rounds and place them on a floured baking sheet. Make sure to leave 1/2 inch between them so they don’t stick together. Gather the scraps to make more rounds. Cover the cut dough with a kitchen towel and let it rise for 30 minutes.
- While the doughnuts rise begin heating the frying oil. Place oil in a large pot or large skillet and heat on medium-high heat until it reaches 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Must have the correct temperature. Then reduce heat to medium.
- Once the doughnuts are done rising fry them a few at a time for 30-45 seconds on each side. DON’T LET THEM GET TOO DARK SHOULD BE GOLDEN. Continue to monitor temperature don’t let it drop below 350 degrees Fahrenheit or go above 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the donuts cool on a paper towel covered plate. Let them cool for 5 minutes.
- Place 1/4 cup of sugar in a bag. Place cooled doughnut in the bag 1 at a time and shake to cover the doughnut. Repeat with the rest and let them cool for 5 minutes.
- Once the doughnuts are cool, pipe some cream into the center of the donut and add some strawberries on top.
We hope you all enjoy! If you make these Strawberries and cream donuts be sure to tag us on Instagram @wonderandcharm or use the hashtag #wonderandcharm. We would love to see your photos.
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