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Vegan Chocolate Doughnuts

by Valentina Concordia

6min read

Last week we set our blog recipe developer Valentina on the quest to Veganise your favourite recipes. First up were these - vegan doughnuts with a chocolate ganache filling, of course. Surprisingly simple, definitely tasty, add the below to your recipe book…

Prep Time

30mins (+ proving!)

Cook Time

15mins

Makes

18 buns

Ingredients

Doughnuts:
260g flour
50g sugar
¼ tsp salt
7g instant yeast
115ml plant-based milk, lukewarm
3 tbsp plant-based butter, melted
Frying oil (sunflower, canola or rapeseed)
3 tbsp sugar, for coating

Ganache:
200g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
200ml coconut milk
½ tsp salt

Method

STEP 1

To make the vegan doughnuts, combine the flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl and mix. Add the warm milk and melted butter and mix until a dough forms. Adjust with 1-2 tbsp extra flour if very sticky.

STEP 2

Cover the bowl with a tea towel and let sit in a warm spot until the dough has doubled in size (1-2 hours depending on the temperature of your house).

STEP 3

Once the dough has risen, roll out 16 small doughnut rounds/balls.

STEP 4

Fill a heavy set-pot (or fryer if you have one) with around 2 inches of oil to 175˚C (this will take about 5-10 minutes). If you can’t measure the temperature, drop a small piece of dough in the oil - if bubbles start forming around it immediately and it floats to the top, the oil is ready.

STEP 5

Fry the doughnuts, in sets of 3-4, for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown. Coat a tray with paper towels, and when the doughnuts are ready, transfer them onto the tray using a slotted spoon to remove excess oil.

STEP 6

Repeat with all of the doughnuts and then roll them in the coating sugar. Enjoy them plain or fill them with chocolate ganache (keep reading below)

STEP 7


To make the ganache:

Transfer your chopped chocolate to a glass bowl. Heat up your coconut milk in a small pan, then pour onto chocolate. Cover the bowl immediately with a dish and leave untouched for 5 minutes, so the chocolate can melt. Uncover the bowl, add salt and stir until glossy (2-3 minutes). Let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes, then transfer to a piping bag.

STEP 8


To fill your doughnut, poke a hole into the side of it, and pipe the chocolate ganache through the opening. Repeat with the remaining doughnuts.

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