The softest sourdough doughnuts with strawberry and apple pie cream – upgraded version _

Remember this sourdough doughnut recipe from exactly two years ago? This has been the most popular recipe on the blog, which kind of makes me think that nothing can’t stop us from eating a delicious doughnut.
I learned a lot about dough since then and today is the official start of the carnival season, so called Fat Thursday – so, can there be a better way to celebrate this but with super soft sourdough doughnuts recipe?
The difference to the previous recipe is that I mix in the butter in the second step of dough making and that I also leave the dough to cool down and ferment in the fridge which also helps to bring out some flavour. Cinnamon rolls yellow cake mix The additon of butter makes the dough really soft and fluffy.
So, whether you call them doughnuts, berliners, bomboloni, paczki or something different – wait no more, the recipe awaits – worth of every minute, I promise.

The dough for these sourdough doughnuts was mixed in the afternoon, left to rise for 3-4 hours at room temperature to increase the volume, put in the fridge overnight, shaped in the morning, left to rise and fried in the afternoon of that day.
Note: Baker’s percentages are put in brackets if you would like to scale up or down the formula.
** NOTE: Please feel free to add more liquid (20-50 g) more, if you feel the dough is too stiff and your flour can absorb more liquid. Cinnamon roll recipe using yellow cake mix The dough should be soft, not runny but also not too stiff.
apple pie cream (for this, I first cut apples into small pieces and sauteed them on the butter until soft. Cinnamon roll recipe without bread machine I then added cinnamon, vanilla powder, brown sugar and little bit of lemon juice. Cinnamon roll recipe with instant yeast Next, I blended everything in a blender and let the batter cool down completely in the fridge. Cinnamon roll recipe with grands biscuits When cooled I mixed it into the whipped cream and seasoned to taste with additional cinnamon and vanilla powder.
1. Cinnamon roll recipe with canned biscuits In the morning, prepare your sourdough starter. Cinnamon roll recipe with refrigerated biscuits The starter will be stiff, more like a dough. Cinnamon roll recipe with biscuit dough Leave it to ferment until risen, puffed, and active. Homemade giant cinnamon rolls recipe This may take from 4-12 hours, depending on the temperature and strength of your starter.
2. Easy giant cinnamon rolls recipe In the evening/late afternoon mix the dough. Cinnamon rolls from scratch easy First, dissolve your entire starter in 110 g of milk. Cinnamon rolls from scratch with yeast Add all other ingredients, except for the butter. Homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch no yeast Mix everything together. Cinnamon rolls from scratch no yeast If the dough feels dry, don’t be tempted to add too much of additional liquid – mixing in the butter in the following phase will soften the dough (experiment with the softness of the dough) – but do add the liquid if the dough is too stiff. Cinnabon cinnamon rolls recipe food com Knead the dough for 5-6 minutes and then leave it to rest for 15-20 minutes.
3. Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting Next, knead in half of the butter quantity. Cinnamon roll recipe using canned biscuits Once completely integrated, add and knead in the other half. Best homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes (it is advisable to use mixer) until smooth. Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing Shape the dough into ball and place it into clean bowl. Cinnamon swirl bundt cake recipe Cover with plastic wrap and leave to ferment at the room temperature for 3-4 hours until the volume increases by half of the initial state, then put the bowl into the fridge overnight.
4. Cinnamon roll pound cake recipe In the morning, take the dough out of the fridge and divide it into 15 pieces, each weighing 70 g. Cinnamon roll bundt cake recipe Shape each piece into a ball and place it on slightly floured tray lined with parchement paper. Quick cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch Cover the tray with clingfilm – this will prevent the dough from drying out. Cinnamon rolls cinnabon copycat recipe Leave the balls to rise until passing the poking test (appr. Homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe doubled in volume) – make an indent – if the indent comes back quickly, leave them to ferment a little bit more. Pillsbury cinnamon roll king cake recipe Final rise may take 4-7 hours, it’s temperature depending.
5. Cinnamon rolls recipe homemade When the balls are risen enough, prepare the frying oil. Cinnamon rolls recipe easy quick Heat to 175-180°C/347-356°F. Cinnamon rolls made with yellow cake mix If the oil isn’t hot enough, the doughnuts will soak the oil and be greasy. Cinnamon roll dough recipe with yeast If the oil is too hot, the doughnuts will cook very fast on the outside, but will be unbaked inside, so make sure it’s at the right temperature. Cinnamon roll dough recipe no yeast It is advisable to sacrifice one doughnut to see how it bakes. Cinnamon roll dough recipe without eggs Also, keep in mind that at the end of frying the oil becomes hotter.
6. Cinnamon roll recipe with yellow cake mix Fry each doughnut for 2-3 minutes on one side (or until nicely brown) and 2 minutes on another side. Cinnamon roll coffee cake recipe When fried, transfer them onto a plate lined with a napkin, so they soak up the excessive fat.
7. Pillsbury cinnamon roll coffee cake recipe Dust the doughnuts with powdered sugar (or roll them into sugar), then leave them to cool down before filling them.
8. Easy cinnamon buns recipe no yeast To fill the doughnuts, make a short incision with the knife, then use a pastry bag to fill them with the filling of your choice.
You’ll have to excuse me for not having a crumb photo and trust me that the crumb is super super soft and airy at the same time. Cinnamon roll recipe made with canned biscuits The reason for not having a crumb photo is because I gave some doughnuts away to friend and other were eaten before having a chance to bring them in front of camera.
UPDATE: I made another batch of these delicious doughnuts (with white chocolate cream with grated dark chocolate and orange zest) and I managed to take a photo of the crumb before eating them 🙂
Natasa, these look and sound fantastic! That apple pie cream? I’m gonna try it and then put in/on everything I can think of 😉
I have the same question as Ben, though … what is soli and what does it do?
Also, is there a reason why you chose to make little balls, rather than rolling out the dough and using a large cookie cutter to cut out the doughnuts, or is this just personal preference?

Soli was a typo (or Slovenian word), it’s ment to be salt 🙂 Lol, I should get some proper sleep.
I used to cut the doughnuts from rolled dough, but somehow found the texture of the second rolled batch uneven, also with some air pockets. Homemade cinnamon rolls with biscuit dough Otherwise it’s also a good way to make doughnuts, but it’s important to fit the thickness of the rolled dough to the cutting object diameter – the bigger the cutter, the thicker the rolled dough.
Apple pie cream – you’ll definitely like it! I was searching for ways on how to make it more pattisiere style, but my pastry knowledge is rather non-existant, so I improvised in this way. Cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury grands It’s a start.

In this recipe we add the softened butter to the dough, which makes the dough quite soft, this is why the fridge part is necessary – if you want to shape the rolls, you need to first harden the dough to make it easier.
The alternative I see is: rise the douugh for 3-4 hours as stated in the recipe, then put the bowl with the dough into freezer for some time. Easy cinnamon rolls from scratch without yeast I don’t how for how long, maybe half an hour, hour. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch Then I would simply roll the dough to be 2 cm thick and cut out the round doughnuts (it’s how they are made here is Slovenia). Cinnamon rolls from cinnabon Or, if you feel you can shape the rolls, shape them instead.
Hope this helps, I haven’t tried the shortened version yet 🙂 But do let me know, if you try it 🙂

The reason is mainly to reduce the acidity of the starter and thus of final sweet product. Cinnamon roll recipe using pillsbury biscuits This practise is common in Italian bread baking tradition (like panettone, colomba, etc.), where masa madre (stiff starter) is refreshed several times before use.
You can read more about lievito and masa madre here:
And of course, containing sugar, it also speeds up the rise, like you mention.

Also, I am wondering if I could make regular donuts with the whole in the middle with this dough and if I would have to do a step differently to do that? (Longer/shorter rise time in the morning before frying)

I made krofi today and they came out PERFECT! Even if i tweaked them a little, though. Homemade cinnamon rolls made with biscuits I used only egg yolks and instead of rum i pour in amaretto. Cinnamon roll recipe icing My mum (family doughnuts expert) ordered me to fry first with the lid on and after turning without lid. Homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch without yeast Unfortunately they are already gone and my doughters stomach hurts 😛

thank you so much for the feedback and for trying out the recipe 🙂 I’m really happy it worked well!
I know moms know the best when it comes to dougnnuts (and potica) 🙂
Amaretto sounds delicious, need to experiment with other liquers as well, good idea.
I also made another batch very soon after the first one, and there are new wishes for this weekend.

I haven’t tried the baking, but I’m sure it would work. Homemade cinnamon rolls no yeast or milk This is a brioche-like dough which could be used for cinnamon rolls or babka as well, so I would say yes.

The cream is so so tasty, definitely making it again for some other baking projects. Homemade cinnamon rolls using biscuit dough The steps are well described, which made it very easy to make and I am happy to make first steps into pastry area, thank you 🙂

Yes, it is just finely ground brown sugar. Cinnamon rolls no yeast allrecipes You can also use regular brown sugar, it will work as well. Cinnamon rolls from frozen bread dough overnight Or white one. Recipe for cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar As long as you put some sugar in, so it keeps the acids low.

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