Maybe you haven’t tried Milky Cheese Donuts yet if you think having plain donuts is enough to satisfy your cravings.
Aren’t you already feeling the temptation just from reading milk, cheese, and donuts in one sentence? Because simply remembering the times I cook these is enough to make me crave for them some more. That is just how good it is.
So far, I noticed how fond Filipinos are when it comes to donuts. Go to the city and you’ll see all those donut stores lining up the streets. Where people buy them as pasalubong whenever they go home to the province.
Even in the early days, when local bakers were the only ones selling those treats. It shows how they have become a part of the lives of many Filipinos. So what else is better to do than making more of it, especially new variations.
Ingredients and Substitute
We will be needing warm whole milk, granulated sugar, and active dry yeast in order to help make the dough rise. But you may also use alternatives like skim milk and agave syrup.
Eggs, unsalted butter, salt, and all-purpose flour are all necessary for making the dough. They will be in charge of the structure and overall form of the donuts. However, you may use alternatives like salted butter (just lessen the salt in the recipe instead) and whole wheat flour.
I used vegetable oil for frying. This is my best pick when it comes to any fried food, but you may use other cooking oil available at home.
Cheddar cheese will be made into the delectable filling of these delicacies. While powdered milk and powdered sugar will give it more sweetness as the donuts get rolled around them.
How to make Milky Cheese Donut
First, make the dough by mixing the warm whole milk and granulated sugar. Stir until well dissolve. Add the active dry yeast. Let it sit for a few minutes until there is a formation of foam.
In another bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and sugar. If you are using a stand mixer, transfer the mixed dry ingredients to the mixer’s bowl. Then add the dry yeast mixture and unsalted butter.
Add the eggs after the dough got mixed for a few minutes. Knead using a stand mixer at medium speed. This would take around 6 minutes. You can also do this by manually kneading on a lightly floured flat surface for 8-10 minutes.
Grease a bowl with oil and let the dough rise for an hour. Cover with a tea towel during the process.
Transfer the freshly risen dough into a floured flat surface and cut into 14 smaller pieces (or more). Flatten each dough to place a strip of cheddar cheese. Seal them properly afterward. Place the rolled donuts in a tray and let rise for another 30 minutes.
If you prefer baking, you can bake them in the oven at 160C for 18 minutes. For frying, deep fry them until they turn golden brown. Once done frying, put them on a cooling rack to remove excess oil. Prepare the powdered milk and powdered sugar on a tray and mix them together. Roll each donut into the mixture until fully covered.
Make ahead and storage tips
Baked goods make the best make-ahead recipes. Since we can refrigerate the dough before baking (or frying) or them.
If you want to save milky cheese donuts for later, cover the dough and refrigerate for about 8 to 12 hours. Then take them out and bake according to the recipe when ready to cook. But when baked, you can also keep them for up to four days inside the fridge. While being in the freezer will keep them for at least three months. Get back its softness by heating it in the oven.
Milky Cheese Donut
- 1 cup milk warm
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 sachet active dry yeast 7 g or 2 ¼ tsp
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 2 medium eggs
- 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
- 150 g cheddar cheese cut into strips
- ½ cup powdered milk for coating
- ½ cup powdered sugar for coating
- Combine warm milk and granulated sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the active dry yeast,
- In a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients such as all-purpose flour, salt, and sugar. Add the yeast mixture, melted butter and eggs.
- Knead using a stand mixer for 6 minutes at medium speed. Alternatively, manually knead in a lightly floured surface for 8-10 minutes or until very smooth.
- Transfer the dough into the greased bowl, cover with tea towel and let it rise for an hour.
- Divide the dough into 14 pieces or more. flatten each dough and place a strip of cheese in the middle. Roll to seal them tightly. Arrange them in a prepared baking tray with parchment paper. Cover with tea towel and let it rise again for another 30 minutes.
- Once the dough is ready, deep-fry them in hot oil until golden brown. You may also bake them in the oven at 160°C for 18 minutes. Place them in a cooking rack to remove excess oil.
- Whisk powdered milk and powdered sugar. Toss each donut into the mixture until completely covered.