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DeZaan Image Of Cocoa Doughnut With Crimson Red Glaze
Part 1: Sponge
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the sponge in a bowl and mix for 2 minutes. The mixture should be smooth and should have developed some gluten.
  2. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm spot to proof for about 30 minutes, until doubled in size.
Part 2: Dough
  • 100g Whole Eggs (room temp.)
  • 250g Bread Flour
  • 160g Sugar
  • 10g Salt
  • 115g Butter (room temp.)
  1. Combine the entire sponge from the recipe above, eggs, flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook.
  2. Mix on medium speed for about 10 minutes, scraping down the hook and bowl frequently. Mix until almost full gluten development.
  3. Add the butter in 3 parts, a few pieces at a time, then mix to full gluten development.
  4. Proof for about an hour, until doubled in size.
  5. Punch the dough down and divide into 55g portions.
  6. Roll each portion into a round and place on parchment-lined sheet trays. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and chill for about an hour.

Note: Dough can be kept chilled for up to 12 to 16 hours before use.

Part 3: Final Dough
  • Dough (from above)
  • Oil (for frying)
  1. After the first proofing of the dough, knock down the dough and reshape into a square.
  2. Flatten and chill overnight.
  3. Roll the dough out to 2cm thick and punch out doughnut shapes.
  4. Cover and proof for an hour.
  5. Heat oil to 160°C/325°F. Fry the doughnuts for about 2 minutes per side, until golden
Part 4: Doughnut Glaze
  • 300g Heavy Cream
  • 160g Glucose Syrup
  • 130g Sugar
  • 1g Salt
  • 110g deZaan Crimson Red Cocoa Powder
  • 100g Butter
  1. Heat the cream, glucose, sugar, and salt in a pan, stirring gently to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Remove from the heat and blend in the cocoa powder and butter until smooth. Glaze the doughnuts and let stand until set.

Note: This glaze recipe is versatile and can be used as a whipped ganache, filling, or cake icing, in mousses, beverages, etc.


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