Homemade Doughnuts

Stack of Homemade Doughnuts | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

I made a batch of chocolate filled beignets for a dinner party. The next morning the oil was still on the stove, albeit cold and I had brioche dough left in the bucket. My boys were waiting for something to eat and the coffee machine was doing its magic. In as much time as it would have taken me to make oatmeal I whipped together a batch of warm fresh homemade doughnuts. The boys were thrilled and my coffee had the perfect companion!

Roll the brioche dough out to 1/4 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter and a small round cookie cutter shape the homemade doughnuts. Make sure to save the holes to fry up.

Homemade Doughnuts Recipe | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

Fry them in the oil as you would the beignets (page 197) of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

Homemade Doughnuts Recipe | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

Lay the doughnuts out on paper towel to drain off any excess oil.

Homemade Doughnuts Recipe | ZoëBakes | Photo by Zoë François

Dust with powdered sugar, pour that cup of coffee and read the paper. My perfect morning!

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12 thoughts to “Homemade Doughnuts”

  1. Nice way to use up that brioche dough 🙂 I was planning on baking up some brioche dough and there will probably be some leftovers. I know what I am going to make now! Expcet I will probably make doughnut holes. Little bite size fried dough…

  2. I love your blog (and your book) Zoe. This one is such a great idea. I haven’t tried the brioche yet, but I’ve been wanting to. My little ones would just die if I presented them with a hot doughnut in the morning. They LOVE doughnuts but I never make them because I don’t want that many around the house. Now I realize I could just make a few and not feel bad.

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