Durian Donuts


We thought we were crazy to travel the world for durian. Some people travel for donuts. I'm not kidding, Homer Simpson has a real life best friend in Larissa and Michael of www.changesinlongitude.com.

These guys have tried almost every kind of donut there is, including a charcoal filled donut that they describe as "truly nasty." Yet they admit to having met their match in the durian donut, which they found at Big Apple Donuts in Malacca, Malaysia. In comparison to the charcoal doughnut, could a durian donut really be so bad? See below for the original recipe of Big Apple's Durian Donut.



Ingredients
Recipe from http://duriansite.com

Filling:

  • 200g (1 1/4 cup) durian flesh
  • 60g (1/4 cup) whipping cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of icing sugar (or confectioners sugar / powdered sugar)   
Dough:
  • 400g (3 cups +3 tablespoons) high protein flour
  • 80g (3/4 cup) plain flour
  • 8g (2 1/4 teaspoons) yeast
  • 20g (2 tablespoons) custard powder
  • 60g (1/3 cup) castor sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 40g (slightly less than 3 tablespoons) butter
  • 260 ml (slightly more than one cup) lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh milk

1. Sift our prime protein flour, plain flour, sugar, salt and yeast right into a mixing bowl.

2. Gently beat the two eggs.

3. Add the eggs, lukewarm water, butter and milk in to the flour component within the mixing bowl.

4. While using electric mixer, beat the mixed elements over low speed until you receive a soft and smooth dough.

5. Cover the bowl having a moist tea towel and then leave it aside for 45 minutes, or before the dough has bending in dimensions.

6. While awaiting the dough to increase, mix all of the filling elements together and stir well.

7. Once the dough is prepared, divide the dough into small, equal portions. How big each portion should have the ability to squeeze into your cup cake baking tray. (However, if you don’t possess a cup cake baking tray, you should use the regular baking tray. Within this situation, how big the dough can be your estimation or preferences.)

8. For every area of the dough, roll the dough flat, and scoop a teaspoon of durian filling to the flattened dough and wrap the filling nicely. Shape it into small balls and put it on the floured cup cake baking tray.

9. Cover with cling film, wrap and then leave aside to proof.

10. Once the dough has springs back when touched, pre-heat the oven at 180 C (350 F).

11. Take away the cling film wrap around the dough, and also to produce the durian thorn effect, use a set of sharp scissors, snip the top to create thorn-like effect.

12. Bake the dough within the pre-heated oven at 180 C (350 F) for fifteen minutes or before the doughnut turn golden brown. Take away the doughnut in the over and brush the top after some milk immediately.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Rob and Lindsay,

    Thanks for mentioning our story about the durian donut in Malaysia. I give you lots of credit for trying durian everywhere, that takes guts. Here's a link to the video of our durian donut taste test: http://www.changesinlongitude.com/durian-donut-bad/

    And of course Homer's favorite donut flavor was "purple."

    Cheers,

    Michael

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  2. Hey Michael! Thanks for checking out our site! I'll take a look at your video when we have a faster internet connection. I think you should give those durian donuts another try - surely they're better than charcoal donuts???

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  3. Hey Michael! Thanks for checking out our site! I'll take a look at your video when we have a faster internet connection. I think you should give those durian donuts another try - surely they're better than charcoal donuts???

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