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Chai Apple Filled Donuts

Chai Apple Filled Donuts

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 1/4 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup of Milk, warmed up to about 110 degrees
  • 2-1/4 tsp of Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup of Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Envelope of Vanillina or 2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Granulated Sugar

    Filling

    Directions

    1. Sprinkle the yeast and one teaspoon of sugar over the warm milk, give it a gentle stir and set aside to activate.
    2. Add the flour, sugar, salt and vanilla to the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
    3. Once the yeast is ready, add it to the flour mixture along with the butter and eggs and knead on medium speed for about 5 minutes or until your dough comes together.
    4. Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a lint-free towel and let rise in a 100˚F oven for 45 min or at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size.
    5.  Roll out the dough onto a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick, Using a biscuit cutter 3.5”, cut out your donuts, place them on your baking sheets, placing them a couple inches apart, cover them with a towel and let them rise in a warm spot for about half an hour or until doubled.
    6. Add enough oil to a dutch oven so it comes halfway up the sides of the pot, allow it to come up to 350 degrees.
    7. Once the donuts have risen, gently lower them into the hot oil and fry them for about 3 minutes on each side or until puffed and golden brown. Take them out of the hot oil and place them on a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain the excess oil.
    8. Coat the hot donuts in the powdered sugar and allow them to cool enough to handle.
    9. Using a piping bag fitted with a plain round tip (about 1/4 inch round tip) squeeze about 1 Tbsp (or more) of Chai Apple Spread in each donut. Simply choose one side and stick the piping tip about half way in and squeeze out the Chai Apple Spread.
    10. Enjoy!!