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Fried Doughnuts with Strawberry Filling

March 11, 2024

If you ask me, doughnuts are a labor of love. They take a little bit of time, but they are so worth it in the end that you just can’t have enough. But what makes these doughnuts so dreamy is the filling inside. Grab your mixer and let’s get this party started!

Fried Doughnuts with Strawberry Filling close up

Prep Time:45 minutes

Refrigerate Time:minimum 2 hours

Cook Time:20 minutes

Total Time:3 hours and 5 minutes

Ingredients for the custard:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract or use a whole vanilla bean and cook the milk with it
  • 1 stick of butter
Ingredients for dough:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 packet of active yeast (2 and ¼ tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup firm butter (about 20 minutes outside the fridge)
  • 4 ½ cups of all purpose flour
Ingredients for frying:
  • 4 cups canola oil or any safe oil for frying


Step 1
Make your custard

(because it needs to be completely cool before use)

In a medium size bowl add all of your egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch and mix with a whisk until fluffy and light yellow color.

Step 2

In a small saucepan add your milk and vanilla extract/ bean and cook on the stove until JUST simmer.

Step 3

While whisking your egg mixture in one hand, slowly pour the hot mixture into it. (slowly because you don’t want to cook the eggs).

Step 4

Once it’s all combined, put the mixture back into the saucepan and bring it back to the stove. Cook for about 5 minutes with constant stirring until thickened.

Step 5

Once thick to your liking, take off the stove. Move into a new bowl and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Step 6

Warm up your milk until lukewarm.

Step 7

In a mixing bowl add your LUKEWARM milk and sprinkle your yeast into the bowl and let bloom for about 10 minutes.

Step 8

Once foam-like texture is floating to the top add your eggs, sugar and salt.

Step 9

Use the hook attachment to your mixer and let it mix.

Step 10

Start slowly adding your flour (I like to add half a cup at the time) until a dough forms.

Step 11

Cut your butter into cubes and add them a few cubes at the time until they dissolve into the dough. Once that's all done, you should have a beautiful dough.

Step 12

Oil your dough and your bowl and let your dough rise for about 2 hours. (cover with a towel)

Step 13

Once your dough has doubled in size, it’s time to roll and shape into whatever shape you like. I made circles.

Step 14

Pour your oil into a pot and let it hit 345F and start frying until golden on both sides.

Step 15

I coated the doughnuts with some sugar right after frying them for that extra texture.

Step 16

Get your custard out of the fridge and pipe it into the doughnuts (once they are cooled). Serve and enjoy!



(strawberry) FRIED DOUGHNUTS ❤️❤️❤️ PT. 1 #frieddoughnuts #dough using: @KitchenAid @Le Creuset @Whole Foods Market

♬ original sound - Dana Hasson


FRIED DOUGHNUTS ❤️❤️❤️ PT. 2 #frieddoughnuts #dough #strawberrydoughnut using: @KitchenAid @Le Creuset @Whole Foods Market

♬ original sound - Dana Hasson

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Dana Hasson

Meet Dana Hasson

Dana Hasson is an entrepreneur, content creator, and self-taught baker based in the heart of New York City. As an influential tastemaker and brand builder, Dana has fostered a community united by a shared passion for desserts and the pursuit of everyday glamour.

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