Monday, February 8, 2016


Cream donuts

In Island, Carnival Monday is known as "bolludagur". On this day Icelanders traditionally bake and eat "bollur", a kind of donut filled with cream and marmalade. This tradition is probably originated from Danish bakers, who came to Iceland at the end of the 19th century.

500 ml water
250 g butter
250 g flour

7 eggs
1 Tbsp salt

350 g whipping cream
grated vanilla
150 g red jam


Heat water, salt and butter in a pot until butter is melted.

Bring to the boil, then remove the pot from the cooker. Stir in flour.

Put the pot back on the cooker and let simmer with continuous stirring until the dough becomes a big lump.

Then again remove the pot from the cooker and let it cool for a short while. Add one egg after the other while constantly stirring until the dough is smooth and glossy.

Using two teaspoons, place the dough in small mounds on a lined baking tray. Bake at 180 °C in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Let the donuts cool slowly in the oven, so that they better keep in shape.

Slice the still warm donuts open. Place whipped cream and a blob of red jam on the lower half. Then put the upper half back on top. If you want, you can top the donuts with melted chocolate coating.

The donuts taste best fresh.

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