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06th Feb 2017

Did Somebody Say Nutella Filled Doughnuts?

Amanda Cassidy

What could be better than doughnuts?

Answer: Doughnuts filled with gooey warm Nutella.

When we came across this  recipe from blogger Kitchen Confidante it make us seriously drool and reconsider our life’s desire.

It is relatively uncomplicated and the results will look so good you will feel the need to instantly post them on social media.

Check it out:


3 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature

3 cups bread flour

3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

zest of 1 orange

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Nutella, for filling


In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, stir together the yeast and milk on low speed for about three minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, salt, cinnamon, orange zest and add it to the milk with yeast. Mix until it is combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix for a few seconds, then add the butter, mixing thoroughly. Increase the mixer speed to medium speed and let it mix for about 4-6 minutes until it turns into a giant ball. The dough will be smooth and tacky.

Take the dough out of mixing bowl. Place in a large greased bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and let it rise in warm spot until it is nearly triple in size. How long it takes to rise will depend on the environment. The dough should still be springy when you press it with your finger. If not, give it more time. And if it collapses then you may have proofed too long.

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and gently roll the dough with a rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut the dough using 2-inch rounds.

Heat oil in a deep fryer. Stir together cinnamon and sugar in a bowl and set aside. Drop in the doughnuts, working in batches. Fry for about 2-3 minutes, or until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the doughnuts onto a tray lined with paper towels, then drop them while still hot into cinnamon sugar. Poke a hole into the doughnut and continue until all doughnuts are cooked.

Before serving, pipe in a little bit of Nutella into the doughnuts using a pastry bag and tip. Serve immediately.

Yum! That’s Saturday boxed off.