We are ready for a new highlight of the upcoming clown & carnival season! Carnevalino – The carnival doughnut has just entered #brotokoll!
Carnevalino – The carnival doughnut
No matter how you name them: Doughnuts, Faschingskrapfen, Berliner or Bomboloni – they all have three things in common: they are round, fluffy and deliciously filled: from peach marmelade up to tonka bean cream – the possibilities are endless.
Yeast? Is from yeasterday . . .
Traditionally (at least in the german speaking countries) they are leavened with commercial yeast. This is what makes our Carnevalini so special … They are 100% naturally leavened with pasta madre. Pasta madre (also called Lievito madre in some regions) is a super mild italian stiff sourdough starter with great leavening power. Two times refreshed it is more than ready for our Carnevalini (see recipe instructions). To achieve an even more enhaced flavor, we’ll let our doughnuts rest overnight in the fridge – and then we’ll get the party started!
Cotton fields? Powered by Tangzhong . . .
One of the most important (if not THE most important) characteristics that have to be met by a perfect carnival doughnut is? Fluffiness! No worries – we take precautions to ensure that this magic happens! Keyword: Tangzhong (or in French: Water Roux)
Originally coming from Asia, this method allows us to incorporate more water (which will be released at a later stage to the dough) into the dough as follows: 1 part of flour and 5 parts of water are transformed into a pudding-like mixture, while bringing them to the boil at 65 degrees Celsius. The gelatinizing flour starch binds the water – which will let us ending up with a cotton like Carnevalino.
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- 90 g Pasta madre (Lievito madre) 2 times refreshed - see recipe instructions
- 258 g T65 label rouge, alternative: Tipo 0 available at bongu.de
- 50 g Water
- 125 g Milk cold, preferably organic
- 50 g Egg yolk cold, preferably organic
- 20 g Butter cold, preferably organic
- 40 g Sugar refined
- 4,2 g Salt
- 1 pinch Bourbon Vanilla
- 1 pinch Orange peel dried
- 1 l Oil suitable for frying at high temperature
- Marmelade or an alternative filling of your choice
- Powdered sugar
TA (Hydration) 162 (62%)
Mix flour, water and milk in a pot until everything is dissolved, while bringing the mixture to the boil. Keep on stiring: at around 65 degrees Celsius the mixture will get thicker. At that point, remove the pot from the stove, keeping on stiring until you end up with a kind of „pudding“. Cover the mixture with a plastic wrap (directly on it’s surface in order to avoid that it dries out) and let it cool down. Now place it in the fridge for a couple of hours (or overnight) until you gonna knead the main dough.
238g T65 label rouge or Tipo 0
75g Milk, cold
40g Sugar, refined
50g Egg yolk
1 pinch Bourbon Vanille
1 pinch Orange peel
For the main dough mix the sugar with the milk and dissolve it (let it rest for 30 minutes while stiring the mixture a couple of times). Knead flour, Tangzhong and your Pasta madre at the lowest level of your kitchen kneading machine. After a couple of minutes add egg yolks, Bourbon Vanilla, orange peel and salt and keep on kneading until you get a homogeneous dough, which releases from the bowl. Increase the kneading speed and add the milk step-by-step (remember to lower the speed while adding and to increase again for some seconds once the added liquid is fully incorporated). At the end incorporate the butter. You should end up with a well kneaded dough which allows a good window pane test. Put the dough into an oiled container and let it rest for 30 minutes.
One last step is missing: fill the still warm Carnevalini with marmelade or fillings of your choice (with a cooking-syringe) and dust them with powdered sugar. And now: Happy Carnival!
Peach marmelade? Vanilla creme? Chocolate creme? Which will be your filling?
The indicated quantities are for 7 doughnuts á 90g.
The indicated hydration includes all liquids of the Tangzhong.
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