History & Legislation of the Boston Cream Donut

Massachusetts State Donut

Section 51. The Boston Cream Donut shall be the official donut of the commonwealth.
Approved January 1, 2003.

To read a wonderful musing about the donut, try Happy National Donut Day by the Food Muse.


How to Make a Boston Cream Donut

Boston Scream (web-design on a Boston Cream Donut) photo by James Lee

Boston Scream (web-design on a Boston Cream Donut) photo by James Lee

Yield: 12-14 donuts
Difficulty: Advanced

Vanilla Pastry Cream Filling:


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Yeast Dough:

  • 3/4 cup warm milk (105° to 115ºF.)
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2-1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg



Frying:
Vegetable or canola oil for frying


Chocolate Glaze:

  • 2 bars (1.5 ounces each) Godiva® Dark Chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened




Make Filling:


  1. Place sugar and 1 cup milk in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat until mixture boils.
  2. Place cornstarch in medium bowl. Using wire whisk, gradually whisk in remaining milk and whisk until mixture is smooth. Add yolks and whisk until well blended. Cialis 20 mg
  3. Slowly pour 1/3 cup hot milk into yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in remaining hot milk. Return milk-yolk mixture to saucepan and heat to a boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. medicamento cialis tabletas
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla. (If pastry cream is lumpy, pass it through a sieve.) Transfer pastry cream to a nonreactive bowl. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto surface of cream to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until cold.



Make Dough:

  1. Place warm milk, yeast and 1 teaspoon granulated sugar in bowl of electric mixer. Using a wire whisk, stir mixture until yeast granules are evenly dispersed. Let stand for 3 minutes until yeast is dissolved and mixture begins to foam.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups flour to yeast mixture. Using paddle attachment, beat on low speed 2 minutes. Remove paddle attachment and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature 45 minutes. Sponge will have increased in volume.
  3. Thoroughly grease a large bowl with 1 tablespoon room temperature butter. To sponge, add remaining butter and sugar, yolks, salt, cardamom and nutmeg. Mix on low speed until blended. Add 1 1/2 cups remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Beat dough on medium speed 5 minutes. Dough will not form a ball – it will be soft and part of it will wrap itself around paddle. If dough is very sticky, add remaining flour 1 tablespoon at a time, as necessary.
  4. Scrape dough into prepared bowl, turning over dough so that top is greased. Cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rise at room temperature about 2 hours, or until Mobdro it has slightly more than doubled in volume. (Rising time will depend upon room temperature.)
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and evenly dust with flour. Dust a clean work surface with flour. Turn out risen dough onto surface and gently press down on it to deflate. With your hands, flatten dough into a rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let dough rest 5 minutes.
  6. Using a floured 2 1/2-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out about 12 to 14 rounds of dough. With a floured spatula, gently transfer rounds to prepared baking sheet, reshaping them if necessary. Leave at least 1-inch between doughnuts to allow for expansion. Let doughnuts rise for about 20 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.



Fry Doughnuts:

  1. Pour enough oil in a deep-fat fryer or large straight-sided saucepan to come halfway up sides. Oil should be a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Heat oil to 365ºF. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
  2. Dip a spatula in hot oil and use it to transfer doughnuts from baking sheet to oil. Fry doughnuts, 3 or 4 at a time, for 1 to 1 minute 30 seconds or until golden brown. (The midline of the doughnut will be lighter than the rest of it, which is characteristic.) Remove doughnuts from hot oil using a slotted spoon and transfer them to paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain and cool. When cool enough to handle, use a long, plain pastry tip to poke a hole through the midline of each doughnut. Let cool completely before filling.



Make Glaze:

  1. Cook water, corn syrup and sugar in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat until mixture boils.
  2. Remove from heat and add chocolate. Let stand 2 minutes. Whisk in butter until mixture is smooth.



Assemble Doughnuts:

  1. Remove pastry cream from refrigerator and whisk cream until it is smooth. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/4-inch round tip with pastry cream. Pipe pastry cream into hole in middle of each doughnut until pastry cream bulges out and doughnut feels full. Wipe off any excess cream. Place filled doughnuts on rack after they are filled.
  2. Dip top of each filled doughnut into bowl of warm chocolate glaze, letting excess glaze drip back into bowl. Place glazed doughnuts back onto rack to set. The doughnuts are best when prepared and served on the same day.

-recipe courtesy of Godiva Chocolate

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APA style
Boston Cream Doughnut – Massachusetts State Donut. (2017, March 6). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 07:08, May 24, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2011/02/boston-cream-doughnut/
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The Chicago Manual of Style
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Bluebook style
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