Donuts | Basics with Babish

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    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.
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    + 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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    Published on 7 months ago


    1. Binging with Babish

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

      1. Blade

        It k

      2. Gail Watson

        You also said table salt instead of kosher salt

      3. SFX ShinyGod

        I was so shookt

      4. Larkin Skully

        I was like, wait corn starch is a liquid?? Haha but I should have known better 🤣

      5. Liam



      Caught between cooking and gym

    3. zanesmith666

      sorry but cinnamon donuts are the absolute best

    4. SydeHavok

      In Canada we call them "donut holes" Timbits

    5. MedCodingGoddess

      Aw, man! Yes! I love "old fashion" doughnuts!

    6. Ambré Garcia

      Okay I’m SUPER late to the donut party but that sour cream donut? AMAZING 😍 I subbed out the sour cream (didn’t have any 🤷‍♀️) for vanilla yogurt and added cocoa powder to make chocolate donuts! 10/10 and they’re not hard to make at all which is a huge plus 😊 thanks Babish! 😚♥️

    7. Tia

      If you want your pastry cram to last days and not split, temper the eggs with only a third of the milk when it is about 120°F then bring the rest of the milk to a roaring boil and add the slurry back in whisking vigorously then stirring and scraping with a spatula as it cooks.

    8. Tia

      You do not need to bloom 'active' dry yeast. It is already active, you can just add it straight in.

    9. Zatchary Belltucker

      I eat donuts without the gym tyvm Edit: Forgot to mention I'm fat

    10. LordBhorak

      I just wonder which song made the shifting jamming out at 6:38 😅

    11. William Botieff

      On the sour cream ones, don’t substitute the white sugar for coconut sugar. I noticed this type burns extremely fast and makes the dough brown. This makes it externally difficult to know when your donuts are properly cooked. When in doubt, follow the recipe exactly.

    12. Beyond Co

      Wow I feel dumb I thought they make munchkins at dd and I didn’t realize it was just the middle of the doughnut ƪ(˘⌣˘)ʃ

    13. Viktor

      1:59 Instagram joined the chat 2:00 Instagram left the chat

    14. Myhand Hurts

      You got a restaurant that i could go to religiously?

    15. Luna Bitch

      For the yeast donuts, do I just use a cutter to make a whole for a holed donut?


      I dont cook but i love your vids

    17. The Creeper King

      I *LOVE* sour cream donut holes ohmygodyass

    18. amongst ourselves

      what is that thing called that you have in the cast iron pan when frying

    19. hanouf harpi

      Aint nothing like a nice ol’ classic krispy kream donut

    20. Creamy'puffs

      How much milk?

    21. aaron anstett

      Want to lnow about another one arm workout

    22. odeplugged

      Oh Mr Babs, you have a very sexy voice.

    23. Mikayla Smith

      I gasped when you said sour cream donuts cause those are my favourite

    24. David Hughes

      The doughnut hole was the original doughnut because it was dough and "nut" shaped.

    25. Katie Duncan

      Sour cream donuts are my fave

    26. Tilr Jons


    27. Gart Blart The Viking

      Babish, I tried to do this but the dough always comes out pretty crumbly, what should I do?

    28. P T

      You forgot the holes...

    29. P T

      You forgot the holes...

    30. Mason Williams

      I'm fat because of you. And I like it.

    31. sad amiga

      such a satisfying voice thank u babish

    32. Andi Osmani

      Kakyoin liked this.

      1. Paul G33ks

        You monster

    33. Laurali Firestone

      can you do cake and/or cupcakes

    34. Gautam Sarathy

      Do you need all of the fancy equipment like an electric whisk and other stuff?

      1. Anon

        Nope it's totally possible to do that by hand it's just a lot more arduous. Just use a normal whisk or a spatula do mix the doughs depending on the consistency.

    35. Fabi_bam

      Those were obviously Krapfen. (At least I think so, the jelly-filled ones looked like plain, german Krapfen)

    36. thatswhatshesaid

      Watching this during fasting.. not a good idea.

    37. Smudolini the Great Dragobear

      Hot foamy mess... Only your chocolate like voice makes it sound sexy! Add the beard and you just go: MEOW!

    38. Zachary Summersby-Imrie

      What’s that in Celsius?

    39. Patocka Philipp

      Genius...f****n genius!

    40. Riley Loftus

      I cant explain how inspiring you are to me I love cooking I'm not the best but I try and the past couple of weeks have been really hard on me. Seems like the only thing to lift my spirits is your cooking videos it just makes me think of nothing else and is so relaxing I dont know where id be without your work makeing every day better for me thank you!

    41. Alex Davila

      why are the whites removed from the egg? I see a lot of recipes that only use the yolks and i'm curious of what this does to the donuts

    42. benjamin cancino

      will my donuts change if i put more or less eggs? and if so, how will they change?

    43. espro

      Aren't those "Berliner"? Here in Germany we call it Berliner. Round one are donuts and whole one with sugar are Berliner.

      1. Quadjful

        espro nooo, they’re called “Pfannkuchen” ^^

    44. Beerus

      What type of milk is usually used for baking?

    45. Logan Huntley

      While I’m sure these are all fucking amazing, they don’t look like any donuts I’ve ever seen in my life

    46. Mr. Choudhry

      Donut let anyone tell you how to donut

    47. Senoir Montique

      Try adding sour cream to the chocolate

    48. pfleegerj10

      I sub redbull for water in my donut glaze. It has a most peculiar flavor.

    49. Gabriel Soto

      Big Donut aint running our lives no more

    50. Aster Manassero

      I wish he was my Dad

    51. Shirley Cordero

      Saludos desde Costa Rica!!! Por favor las recetas con subtítulos en español👍

    52. jen wavyy

      i want you to slap flour on my ass like u do to the table

    53. Jakub Komorowski-Marcjan

      >120 degrees >uses grams So you're heating milk above water boiling point, or just mixing normal units and dumb units?

    54. Dennis Jassmann

      The holeless ones are called pancakes in Berlin, but they are called Berliner literally everywhere else🤷🏽‍♂️😂

    55. Criv Qeynos

      I’m just here for *Tiny whisk*

    56. Sonicfan The Nightfury 5099

      Mmmmm Donuts 🤤🤤🤤

    57. Amy Rodgers

      Does anyone know if this will work with gluten free flour? Thanks!

    58. Taya Sigerson

      Sour cream glazed donuts are my favourite at Tim Hortons. Your recipe doesn't seem difficult at all. I think I'll try making them and then I can eat sour cream glazed donuts whenever I want!

    59. 2Planx

      Why call it a doughnut hole when you can call it TimBit?

    60. Skintel N.Keychain

      Brock: Am I a joke to you?

    61. H20deezguts5

      Screen goes white "lightly floured surface" 😂

    62. How 2 lunch food

      Funnel cake!

    63. Democracy But not really

      I made this..... no I didn’t

    64. Apple with a Camera

      oil fucked me up

    65. Mike Gusto

      I think I screwed up somewhere but I dont know where. Mine tasted kind of "off" and I cant put my finger on it

    66. Arthur Peale

      The filling definitely needs a little salt. As the recipe currently sits, it's a bit flat.

    67. K J

      Gotta try that out, thank you very much! Any idea what to do with the unused egg whites?

      1. Rif 1221

        Drink them for extra PROTEIN

    68. Alex Neiderhofer

      Why donut holes? Isn’t the hole what’s left behind when you remove the middle? They should be called donut middles if anything.

    69. Marina B

      I replace corn syrup with water anyways 😀

    70. Christian Vargas

      I honestly thought he meant fill the donut with sour cream Yuk

    71. Caleb Hall

      My grandmother would serve dessert for breakfast, she said it's best to eat all your sweets In the morning that way ya have the whole day to burn the sugars off.

    72. SandboxArrow

      *Homer Simpson would like to know your location*

      1. Jay Harv28

        Mmmmm dooooonuts *drooling intensifies*

    73. Emily

      I like your intro

    74. Freddy Jenkins

      Dont cap we all know we want a donut

    75. Brian Dimaano

      I can literally smell those doughnuts through the scre- oh shit that's my toast burning

    76. Kurenai Zera

      How would one go about making old fashioned donuts

    77. Raven NEVER

      I filled the sour cream doughnuts. I did it wrong.... So i just kind of cut them in half and piped the filling on top and popped the lid on. Whoops.

    78. Dr. UpSideDown

      I got these new headphones from Sony and watching this makes me feel more relaxed somehow

    79. Katie murphy

      Oh man, I love these videos lol had a thought for a new episode, the food stuffs from M*A*S*H maybe? My favorite show :)

    80. Edward Allsep

      So glad I can know make my own sour cream, or as I've known them old fashioned, donuts. Just had one today and if it didn't hit the spot! Didn't have coffee with it because I didn't know my classmate was bringing them, but I digress. I'll be sure to share results once I make them, especially since I do plan to go half classic, half one of my preferred styles, maple.

    81. Ultra_axe781

      In Norway, these are called "Berliner bun", the ones with holes are the doughnuts

      1. Diego Gomez

        Ultra_axe781 in Chile, even though it’s in Spanish, we call them “Berlines rellenos”

    82. MD

      Donuts have holes

    83. Daniel Scales

      definitely getting down to the gym after watching this video

    84. Leonard Muth

      Sour cream donuts are DA BOMB!

    85. Vendetta

      You could make doughnut balls with the extra dough

    86. PunyGod

      This recipe is great recreated it with my very own tiny whisk. babish I would love to send you a picture

    87. Digeridude

      Use a hexagonal cutter so they tessellate and you don't waste any dough.

    88. WolfGamer105

      Ha jokes on you, I made cake donuts!

    89. Green Gaming

      Yo next can you do glaze donuts that have holes in the middle oh nvm

    90. Ewan Wilson

      Is it an essential step to shake our measuring cup before measuring the flour?

    91. To0sa7

      This is by far the best one cause I fucking love donuts

    92. ScubaLemur

      What are suppose to do with all that oil after you cook it? Do you just throw it away?

    93. SeaBass

      Those sour cream donuts look really good. You don't see those at Dunkin Donuts. *Massachusetts intensifies*

    94. Eden Johnson

      Say "big hot foamy mess" one more time... 😏

      1. GrandmasterofWin

        Once everybody is all chock full of cream, it's time to glaze.

    95. Mrrrglllrrr

      In Poland we got day, when all the people eat only Polish style donuts. It is in last Thursday before lent. And we call it "tłusty czwartek" (in English: fat Thursday).

    96. painhellemental 9000

      Tine to make the donuts -local time skipper

    97. Moe The Mexican

      Just got dunkin because of u... thank you! ^-^

    98. Blingblang yT

      In Germany we call them BERLINER

    99. Israel Berrios

      I don't know if u have "dulce de leche" there, here is one of the best fillings for donuts. U must try them