Donuts | Basics with Babish

Donuts | Basics with Babish

This week on Basics we’re taking a look at donuts. We’re whipping up a mess of jelly and cream filled donuts and also taking a look at the lesser-known sour cream donut.

Shopping List
+ For the yeast donuts:
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp granulated sugar (for the yeast)
1 packet active dry yeast
350g all purpose flour
75g white sugar
1 tsp table salt
3 large egg yolks
Additional flour for work surface
Vegetable oil
Additional sugar (optional for coating)

+ For cream filling:
3 large egg yolks
1 whole egg
85g white sugar
30g corn starch
Dab of vanilla paste
2 cups whole milk

+ For the chocolate glaze:
4 ounces chopped chocolate
1/4 cup whole milk
Dash of instant espresso powder
2 Tbsp corn syrup

+ For jelly filling:
Seedless jam of choice (I used raspberry)

+ For the sour cream donuts:
600g cake flour
1.5 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp table salt
5 egg yolks
250g white sugar
2.5 Tbsp unsalted butter
380g sour cream
Additional flour for work surface
Vegetable oil for frying

+ For classic donut glaze:
400g powdered sugar
2 tsp light corn syup
1/4 cup boiling water

Special Equipment & Tools
Instant read thermometer
Biscuit cutter
Cast iron skillet or other vessel for frying
Paring knife
Piping bag to insert filling
Donut cutter

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52 Responses

  1. Binging with Babish says:

    3:54 Gah sorry I said corn starch, I meant corn syrup!

  2. Theodoric says:

    _smooth_ *SUPPLE* *_ball of dough_*

  3. Atom Leopold says:

    Donut… more like No-Nut am i right…?

    Hard month (ironically)

  4. Avery Lopez-Baines says:

    Time to make the donuts!

  5. Hamzah says:

    Do Krispy Kreme donuts next

  6. TøXìÇ says:

    Babish I’m worried about your love life if you think that is half an inch! 2:49

  7. Patrick Carroll says:

    Donuts by Babish: Sponsored by plastic wrap

  8. NochSoEinKaddiFan says:

    They look so very tasty! In Germany we know them as Berliner, Krapfen or Pfannkuchen, mainly in the Raspberry configuration ^^
    Your donut cutter has two little holes on the top, I bet you could push them out that way with a scewer or something.
    Just to be THAT guy I would like to make a case for the damp kitchen towel instead of plastic wrap as a cover for proofing dough! And what is so bad about that skin, can’t you just remove it after the fact? ^^
    Four sheets of plastic wrap could have been saved… yes I know its annoying to hear, but that doesn’t make it less true and imagine everyone doing it, that adds up super fast.

  9. Izzy says:

    *Filled donuts are basically American eclairs.*

  10. L1V3R FA1LUR3 says:

    After this, I need a “Basics with Babish: Gym Edition”

  11. Waheed Abdullah says:

    Hey BWB, since Thanksgiving is about a banquet of food, make either one of these banquets for Thanksgiving:
    Peanuts- the banquet from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: white popcorn, buttered toasts, jelly beans, pretzel sticks, ice cream sundae, pumpkin pie, & turkey
    Shrek 2- the dinner banquet when Shrek, Fiona, Donkey, Harold, & Lillian were having: turkey, lobster, fondue, ham, grey fish, banana, crackers, walnuts, & pig roast
    Spongebob- the picnic banquet from Club Spongebob
    Sam & Cat- Nona’s lunch banquet from GettinWiggy episode

  12. Brett Estes says:

    “I’m Babish and those are the Basics” as a sign off

  13. mugensamurai says:

    1:10 Who dosen’t bloom into a hot foaming mess for Babish?

  14. GamingBros5117 says:

    When do we learn the basics of Babish?

  15. smuecke says:

    Des sind Berliner etzala, ka Donuts. Ich schmeiß dem Babisch die Brügl raus.

  16. BootGamer 7GrandDad says:

    Brock from pokemon: “These donuts were great jelly filled are my favorite nothing beats a jelly filled donuts” :3

  17. Tap ME F0R WEB CHT says:

    I thought it was vsauce for a split second and then I realized this isn’t DONG

  18. pranay singh says:

    Yeah babish post donuts on the first day of no nut November..

  19. Michael Goldberg says:

    I want a documentary of the backstory of tiny whisk

  20. Adriel Rivera says:

    I wonder what song he was listening to at 6:37 that made him sift to the beat😂

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