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Sourdough Donuts + Blood Orange Curd Filling!

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Sourdough Donuts + Blood Orange Curd Filling!

Fried up these donuts for a brunch and filled them with a citrus curd made using blood oranges and rose water!



110g bread flour

35g starter 

15g honey

60g water



500g bread flour

2 eggs

70g sugar

15g salt

130g milk

15g diastatic malt (optional)

all of the levain

130g butter 

1 tbsp vanilla extract



1 cup sugar

8 egg yolks

20g corn starch

2/3 cup blood orange juice + 2 tbsp rose water

pinch of salt

2 tbsp blood orange or lemon zest

10 tbsp butter


Mix the levain ingredients together and let proof till active/doubled. Mix in the remaining ingredients and knead for 10-15 minutes. After the dough has come together leave at room temperature for 2-4 hours, or until doubled in volume)  (*in the meantime, make the filling) refrigerate overnight. The next morning take out the dough and divide into 16 circles of 1inch thickness (or divide into squares to save time). Let rise at room temperature till doubled in volume. For me this took 3 hours. Fry in 350F oil for about two minutes per side. Place each cooked donut on rack and once all of the donuts are done, toss them with granulated sugar. Let them cool for about 30 minutes before piping in the filling. 

*For the filling: 

Place all of the ingredients in a pot and cook on medium heat, mixing constantly until it thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate overnight. 



happy baking!


trailrunner's picture

those look amazing !  I make Meyer lemon curd every year. It is wonderful but never thought to make any other citrus curd. We LOVE blood oranges. Will have to give it a go. If you can get cara cara oranges I bet it would make a lovely curd as well and a wonderful color as they are like a pink grapefruit inside. Lovely donuts. 

Gwen's picture

Looks yummy and my blood oranges are ripening as we speak. I make a passion fruit/lime curd that is also wonderful.


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Isand66's picture

Very inventive bake.  These look beautiful and must taste great.