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This Recipe for Brioche Biscoff Donuts Is So Good, You’ll Never Choose Store-Bought Again

published Feb 24, 2022
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How To Make Doughnuts: A Step-by-Step Guide

I’m obsessed with Biscoff cookies. Since first encountering the heavenly caramel- and spice-flavored cookie on a flight to Florida, I’ve since made it a point to only book flights with airlines who offer Biscoff (yes, it’s that serious). So, when I saw TikTok star @mxriyum‘s recipe for brioche Biscoff donuts, I knew I had found a way to get my fix without having to fly. And, to my delight, the formula is fun and easy to follow. 

To me, the beauty of brioche bread is its versatility. From sweet French toast to sardine sandwiches, the flavor of the French bread is an excellent staple in many of my favorite dishes — making this recipe for fresh, homemade donuts all the more special.

It’s no secret that the foundation of a great donut is the dough. So, you’ll start by mixing the yeast, warm water, and a teaspoon of sugar together in your stand mixer. After 10 minutes, add in the all-purpose flour, salt, sugar, powdered milk, and whisked eggs to the yeast mix. From there, knead the dough for another 10 minutes, but if after five minutes the dough isn’t pulling away from the sides of your bowl, add one or two tablespoons of flour to remedy the situation. Then, slowly incorporate the chopped, room-temperature butter and continue kneading for another 10 minutes. Once your dough is nice and smooth, add it to an oiled bowl, cover it, and let it rest for two hours in a warm place.

Once the resting period is over, you’ll add the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll it out until each piece of dough measures 1/2- to 1-inch thick. Using your preferred circle item (a donut cutter or a Mason jar lid will do), cut out your donut shapes. Be sure to save any leftover dough if you want to make donut holes as an added treat. Then, you’ll add the circular dough to a pan, cover it with plastic wrap, and allow it to rest for 30 minutes. 

Now, it’s time to fry. It’s important to make sure that your oil is at the right temperature; if it’s not, the donuts will absorb too much of the oil, causing the outside to burn before the inside has a chance to cook. According to Marium, you’ll want to cook your donuts at a temperature between 300°F to 355°F, using a thermometer to ensure it is correct. You’ll cook your donuts for two to three minutes on each side to achieve the golden perfection. After you’ve fried your donuts, drain them on a paper towel or cookie rack. 

Now you’re at what I call the best part of the process: making the glaze. To do this, you’ll melt the Biscoff cookie butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then, carefully dip each donut into the glaze and let it sit for a few minutes. After that, the only instruction left is to sit back, relax, and enjoy your creation. For my vegan friends with a sweet tooth, however, check out some of our tasty vegan donut alternatives.