Introducing the “Doughsant,” the ultimate treat that combines the flaky goodness of a croissant with the irresistible sweetness of a donut. Treat yourself to the perfect Cheat’s Dough recipe developed by the renowned Edd Kimber. The result is layers so crispy and tender that you’ll be left wanting more. Whether as a breakfast treat or a decadent dessert, this flavor combination is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Treat yourself to the heavenly combination of croissant and donut with our delicious dough recipe!


  • 125 ml milk, room temperature
  • 2 x 7g bags of dry yeast
  • 250 g flour, plus some for dusting
  • 250g strong white bread flour
  • 60g golden powdered sugar
  • 300g unsalted butter, cut into cubes and chilled
  • vegetable oil
  • 2l vegetable oil
  • Granulated sugar for dusting
  • Filling of your choice (we used lemon curd, but jam, dulce de leche or hazelnut chocolate spread also work well)
  • 125g powdered sugar
  • Choice of edible pearl balls or sprinkles (we used Dr. Oetker)

Preparation steps

  1. Place milk, 125ml lukewarm water and yeast in a medium bowl and mix, then set aside.
  2. Place flour, sugar and 1 teaspoon salt in the bowl of a food processor and combine.
  3. Add the diced butter and pulse until it is broken up into small pieces. Alternatively, rub in by hand.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the milk mixture.
  5. Using a spatula or bread scraper, gently fold the dry mixture into the liquid, trying to moisten everything without reducing the size of the butter.
  6. Once everything is combined into a rough dough, transfer the mixture to the work surface and knead it lightly into a ball.
  7. Cover with lightly oiled cling film and place in the fridge to rest for a few hours.
  8. Roll out the dough on a well-floured work surface into a rectangle measuring approximately 20 x 40 cm.
  9. Fold the dough in thirds, like a business letter, and brush off any excess flour.
  10. Rotate the dough 90 degrees so that the folds are facing you.
  11. Repeat the rolling, folding and turning process two more times.
  12. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight before using.
  13. Lightly dust the work surface with flour and roll out the dough into a 20 x 45 cm rectangle about 0.5 cm thick.
  14. Using a 9cm cookie cutter, cut out 10 pieces of dough.
  15. Using a 1″ router bit, cut out one hole at a time.
  16. Arrange on a tray, cover with lightly oiled plastic wrap and let the donuts rise at room temperature until they rise – about an hour.
  17. When ready to fry, fill a large, heavy-bottomed pot two-thirds full with vegetable oil, place over medium heat and bring to 350°F using a candy thermometer.
  18. Fry the batters one at a time by lowering them in with a slotted spoon.
  19. Fry the dough for 1-2 minutes on each side until deep golden brown.
  20. Remove from pan with a metal slotted spoon and place on a rack lined with paper towels.
  21. Once the dough is slightly cooled but still warm, roll the edges in granulated sugar and then set aside to cool completely.
  22. To fill, place your filling of choice in a piping bag fitted with a Bismarck piping tip (a long, thin piping tip used for donuts) or a small round piping tip.
  23. Push the tip into the dough from the bottom north, south, east and west and pipe in some filling.
  24. To decorate, add 1 teaspoon of water to the powdered sugar and stir until a thick paste with the consistency of toothpaste forms.
  25. Pipe a ring of icing on top and top with a few edible pearl balls and some sprinkles.
  26. Best served within a few hours of frying to ensure they retain their crispiness.

Nutritional Information

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spoon
  • rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • sheet
  • Paper towels
  • slotted spoon

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • milk
  • Wheat (in the form of flour and bread flour)

Storage and leftovers

The dough is best enjoyed fresh. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. They may be a little less crispy, but they are still tasty. To reheat, place in a preheated 350°F (180°C) oven for a few minutes or until warmed through.

Health Benefits of Dough

The Doughsant is a delicious pastry that combines the best of both worlds – the soft, fluffy texture of a donut and the fluffiness of a croissant. Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it also offers several health benefits that make it a guilt-free treat.

1. Rich in protein

The dough recipe includes two types of flour – regular flour and strong white bread flour. Both flours are excellent sources of protein, an essential macronutrient that plays an important role in various body functions. Protein is responsible for building and repairing tissue and supporting the growth and development of muscles. Including protein-rich foods like the doughsant in your diet can help you meet your daily protein requirements.

2. Good source of energy

The dough contains ingredients such as milk, butter and sugar, which provide a quick and easily accessible source of energy. The milk in the recipe provides carbohydrates in the form of lactose, a natural sugar found in milk. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy, and consuming these carbohydrates can increase your energy levels and support you in your daily activities.

3. Rich in calcium

Milk is also an important source of calcium, a mineral necessary for maintaining strong bones and teeth. Calcium is essential for healthy bone development and growth and is therefore crucial at all stages of life. By enjoying a doughnut, you can incorporate calcium into your diet, promote bone health and reduce the risk of diseases such as osteoporosis.

4. Contains essential B vitamins

The dough recipe contains yeast, which is a rich source of essential B vitamins. B vitamins play a key role in converting food into energy, maintaining healthy skin and hair, and supporting the nervous system. Eating foods that contain B vitamins, such as: B. Doughsant, can support general well-being.

5. Versatile fillings

The filling options for the dough are numerous and vary from sweet to savory. While the recipe suggests using lemon curd, fillings such as jam, dulce de leche or hazelnut chocolate spread can be equally delicious and add a unique touch to your pastry. Adding these fillings can provide additional nutrients and flavors depending on your choice.

Conclusion: Enjoying a doughsant not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also offers various health benefits. From its protein content to its energizing properties and its contribution to the absorption of essential nutrients, this pastry can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.

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