Ice cream sandwich doughnuts

Cook: 15 mins
Ice cream sandwich doughnuts

225ml/ 8fl oz Milk

50g/ 2oz Butter, diced

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

500g/ 1lb 2oz Strong White Bread Flour, plus extra for dusting

50g/ 2oz Caster Sugar

1 X 7g Sachet Dried Fast-Action Yeast

To Finish:

50g/ 2oz Butter Melted

100g/ 4oz Caster Sugar

For the filling:

1 litre/ 1¾ Pints of your favourite ice-cream

Heat the milk to just below boiling point. Remove from the heat, add the butter and swirl the pan to melt it. Leave to cool for about 5 minutes until you can comfortably dip your little finger into the liquid, then stir in the lightly beaten eggs.

Put the flour, sugar and yeast into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine, then add a pinch of salt. Make a well in the centre of the flour and gradually pour in the milk mixture, stirring, to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.

Tip the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 10 minutes, or until you have a soft, shiny dough. Place the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover with a clean cloth and leave to stand in a warm spot until doubled in size – about 1 hour.

Tip the dough out onto a floured work surface and knead briefly to get rid of any air bubble. Flatten the dough to a 2cm (1in) thickness. Use a 7 cm (3in) round cutter to stamp out the dough or cut into 12 equal parts with a knife, then shape into neat balls. Transfer to two baking trays lined with baking paper, leaving a 5cm (2in) space between each ball. Loosely cover with a cloth, leave to stand for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.

Preheat the oven to 180C/ 350F/gas 4. Bake the doughnuts for about 12 – 15 minutes, or until the doughnuts are golden and sound hollow when you tap their underside. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Once cool enough to handle, brush the doughnuts with butter then roll in the caster sugar. Put back on the wire rack and leave to cool for another couple of minutes.

While the doughnuts are still a little bit warm, split them almost in half through the centre, tease the 2 halves apart and fill with a scoop of your favourite ice-cream. Sandwich together and serve immediately with plenty of napkins. 

Serves
12

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Sugar

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Kids Food, Snacks

Cuisine
Italian

Special Info
Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty
Fiddly

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