Christmas Spiced Caramel Filled Doughnut Holes

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Christmas Spiced Caramel Filled Doughnut Holes

These Christmas spiced caramel filled doughnut holes are a mouthful to say but only a couple to eat. They are soft, squidgy and a taste of heaven.

Christmas Spiced Caramel Filled Doughnut Holes

I can't believe we have reached the final of this years Great British Bake Off. Whilst I think Rahul was lucky to have made it to the final, he did himself proud with his final show stopper. It has also once again made me realise that these are serious bakers with the ever complicated bakes they make. I have to say I was very excited to see doughnuts on the menu. I had never made these before so was interested to see what they would be like.

filling doughnut holes with caramel

I had a bit of a practice as I had a couple of ideas. I wanted to try baked ring doughnuts and then fry the doughnut holes. There was absolutely no comparison between the two. The baked ring doughnuts tasted like a roll. The fried doughnut holes, like freshly made doughnuts. Decision was made and a few tweaks to the topping and the final holes were baked (well fried.)

Christmas Spiced Caramel Filled Doughnut Holes

Christmas Spiced Caramel Filled Doughnut Holes

  • 400g strong white bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 packet of easy bake yeast
  • 150ml warm milk
  • 50ml water
  • 50g butter
  • 1 egg
  • vegetable oil to fry

    To decorate and fill
  • 2tbsp caster sugar
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • Carnation caramel to fill

  1. Melt the butter in the microwave.
  2. Warm the milk and water in the microwave for 45s.
  3. Add the flour, spices, sugar, yeast and salt to a mixing bowl.
  4. Using the dough hook on a food processor, mix this and pour in the warm milk and water, melted butter and egg.
  5. Leave this kneading for around 5 minutes.
  6. Cover with cling film and leave to rise for an hour and a half.
  7. Roll the rough out and use a small round cutter to portion the dough and roll this into a small ball.
  8. Heat some oil in a pan and drop in the dough. Leave for a minute or two and then flip over when golden brown.
  9. Once cooked, remove from the oil and place on some kitchen towel to remove any excess oil.
  10. Mix the caster sugar with cinnamon and ground ginger and roll the holes in these.
  11. Take a piping bag and fill with Carnation caramel and pipe into the holes.
  12. Enjoy! Best when still warm.

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  1. Omg these sound like my idea of heaven!3 of my favourite things, caramel, Christmas spice and doughnut all in one delicious bite size ball!

  2. Yum, Doughnut holes does that mean no calories!

  3. What a delicious recipe!!! Fabulous x #gbbobloggers2018 #gbbobakeoftheweek

  4. As you, I think Rahul deserved to win considering his showstopper. He had bad weeks before, but he was just a bit better than the ones that left the competition. His landscape had a lovely theme and nice decorations too.

    Love your doughnuts, filled with caramel cream, such a good idea. Yum!

  5. These look and sound soo good! Love all the spices you've added to the dough and the filling is just too good, who wouldn't like caramel filled doughnut! They have my name all over them! Thank you for sharing with #BakingCrumbs :)

  6. Gosh you are a girl after my own've got to love a doughnut or ten and caramel ones????? I'm a gonna, just delicious in every sense. Thankyou so much for sharing with #BakingCrumbs

  7. Oh my these look amazing!!!!!

  8. Doughnuts are one of my favourite things ever! Love the spices you have used in the dough.