Flaky doughnuts

5 servings
20 min
20 min
Very Easy
A quick and easy dessert idea : a vanilla custard filled "doughnut" using puff pastry!


Number of serving: 5
1 puff pastry sheet

1 cup milk

2 egg yolks

1 vanilla bean

1/3 cup sugar

1 ounce corn starch

1 egg

icing sugar


piping bag


  • Step 1 - Flaky doughnuts
    Unroll your pastry sheet, and using a cookie cutter or glass, cut circles in it.
  • Step 2 - Flaky doughnuts
    Take a circle of pastry, and apply some beaten egg on the rim. Put another circle on top of it, and press on the rim to seal.
  • Step 3 - Flaky doughnuts
    Put those on a baking tray, brush with beaten egg and sprinkle icing sugar on them. Bake 20 minutes at 350°F (180°C).
  • Step 4 - Flaky doughnuts
    Vanilla custard :
    Put the milk to boil with the sliced vanilla pod and its seeds.
    Meanwhile, put the yolks in a bowl with the sugar. Beat it energetically, until the mix gets creamy. Add the corn flour and mix well.
  • Step 5 - Flaky doughnuts
    Once the milk has boiled, add it gradually to the previous mix. Then put everything back in the pot, and put it back on a medium heat.
  • Step 6 - Flaky doughnuts
    Stir constantly with a wooden spoon, until the cream thickens, as it is wanted. This lasts around 10 minutes Take out of the heat, then cover directly against the cream with plastic foil. Leave to cool down.
  • Step 7 - Flaky doughnuts
    Take a doughnut of puff pastry, make a hole on its side using a knife. Using a piping bag, fill it with vanilla custard.
  • Step 8 - Flaky doughnuts
    There you are, your flaky doughnuts are ready!




Flaky doughnuts, photo 1Flaky doughnuts, photo 2Flaky doughnuts, photo 3


You can fill them with anything you want!

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