Heart shaped mini doughnuts

Doughnuts are confectioneries which are made from deep fried dough.You can use different kind of flour or toppings to make a variety.Doughnuts can also be filled with chocolate or jellies or other sweet substances.Typically doughnuts are round with a hole in the middle but in this recipe I made heart shaped doughnuts specially for Valentine’s day .You can make these mini doughnuts filled with sweets like tutti fruity,sprinklers and chocolate chips.
They look attractive and instead of deep fried  I have baked them so they are healthy.

1.Refined flour (4 cups)
2.Butter (1/2 cup)
3.Dry Yeast (1 tbsp)
4.Powdered Sugar (2 to 4 tbsp)
5.Salt (1/2 tbsp)
6.Fresh cream (1/3rd cup)
7.Milk (1/3rd cup)

1.Dark chocolate chips
3.tutti fruity

Chocolate sauce
1.Dark chocolate(100 gm)
2.fresh cream(1 cup)


1.Dissolve dry yeast in lukewarm milk with 1/2 tbsp of sugar and leave for 15  minutes.
2.When the yeast is completely dissolved and the mixture looks like a paste,it is ready to use.
3.Add melted butter, fresh cream,salt ,sugar and yeast into the flour .
4.Make a soft dough by kneading it.
5.Cover the dough with a muslin or a clean cloth and leave it to rise for 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours.
6.Make small balls out of the mixture
7.Flatten into thin circles of around 1/2 inch thick with rolling pin.
8.Fill the chocolate chips and tutti fruity inside.
9.Make a round ball and again flatten it with a rolling pin.
10.Now cut it into a heart shaped object .
11.Grease the baking tray with butter and sprinkle flour on it.
12.keep the doughnuts on the tray and bake for 15 minutes at 170 degrees in a preheated oven.
13.Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and add fresh cream and 1 tbsp of butter and stir it to form a thick chocolate sauce.
14.Dip the mini heart doughnuts in the chocolate sauce and arrange in the serving plate
15.Alternatively you can paint the hearts with strawberry or kiwi syrup to make a colorful heart platter.
16.dust powdered sugar on to and serve them hot.


Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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