Chocolate Donuts – Paczki Czekoladowe – Recipe # 198


  • 3/4 cup warm milk (180 ml)
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar (50g)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (60 g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon brandy, rum, vodka or vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (450 g)
  • 1 cup of chocolate pudding (250 ml)
  • Oil for frying
  • 150 g of chocolate chips 
  • 100 ml of heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 tbs of icing sugar


  1. Add yeast to warm milk, stir to dissolve and set aside. 
  2. After 5 minutes add flour, salt and sugar to a bowl of your stand mixer  fitted with the dough attachment and mix it for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add vanilla extract, eggs, melted butter, vinegar and milk and yeast mixture and knead until smooth and elastic, around 5 minutes.
  4. Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, anywhere from 1 to 2 1/2 hours. 
  5. Transfer the dough onto lightly floured surface. Roll to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut rounds with a large cookie cutter. Remove scraps, and re-roll and re-cut. 
  6. Cover with a plastic wrap and let them rest while you heat up the oil or the oven if you decide to bake them.
  7. In a deep skillet heat up around an inch of sunflower oil. Check with a piece of raw potato if the oil is ready. 
  8. Fry the donuts for couple of minutes on each side.
  9. If you bake them then you need the oven preheated to 180 C/350 F and bake the donuts for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Let them cool down completely before the next step.
  11. Using a piping bag stuff the donuts with chocolate pudding.
  12. Add hot cream to the chocolate, let is stand couple of minutes then add icing sugar (optional) and whisk until smooth.
  13. Dip top of the donuts in the chocolate and let them sit until the chocolate will set a bit before serving.


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