Rose + Pistachio Brioche Doughnuts

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The method for making these is very similar to that of brioche, where you only begin adding soft butter after you’ve made the dough. After rolling and cutting doughnuts, you prove overnight in the fridge and then bring back up to room temperate before frying. Dense and delicious!

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Serves 8

16 Ingredients

3/4 cup Milk

1/4 cup Rose Bud Tea

3 tbsp Granulated Sugar

7 g Dry Active Yeast

1 Egg

1 Egg Yolk

2 tbsp Honey

1 tsp Salt

2 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour

60 g Unsalted Butter

6 cup Vegetable Oil

1 cup Icing Sugar

1/4 cup Water

1/2 tsp Rose Water

to taste Dried Rose Petals

to taste Unsalted Shelled Pistachios

23 Steps

Steps 1

Place Milk and Rose Bud Tea in a saucepan. Gently bring to a boil over a medium heat and immediately turn off. Allow to steep for 10 minutes.

Steps 2

Strain milk into the stand-mixer bowl, making sure it's still around 115 degrees f or 46 degrees c. Add 1 tablespoon of the Granulated Sugar.

Steps 3

Sprinkle over the Dry Active Yeast and gently stir. Set aside and allow the yeast to activate, around 5 to 10 minutes.

Steps 4

You'll know when the yeast is activated when it has foamed up and began to smell yeasty.

Steps 5

Add the Egg, Egg Yolk, Honey, Salt and remaining Granulated Sugar. Stir gently to just combine.

Steps 6

Add the All-Purpose Flour and knead on a medium-high speed, in the stand-mixer with the dough hook attached.

Steps 7

Knead until the dough comes together and doesn't stick to the side of the bowl anymore. This should take about 5 minutes.

Steps 8

Begin adding the Unsalted Butter, in small pieces at a time, until it's all incorporated.

Steps 9

Turn the dough out on to a lightly-floured surface and knead with your hands until the dough is completely smooth. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.

Steps 10

Set aside in a warm place for about 2 hours until the dough has doubled in size.

Steps 11

Remove the dough from the bowl and knead gently for about a minute.

Steps 12

Roll out the dough until it's about 1.5cm or half an inch thick.

Steps 13

Using a doughnut cutter or round cookie cutter, cut out doughnuts and place on a lined baking tray. If you have any leftover dough, re-roll and continue cutting if need be.

Steps 14

Cover the tray with a tea towel and place in the fridge for a few hours, ideally overnight.

Steps 15

Remove from the fridge and allow doughnuts to come back up to room temperature.

Steps 16

In the meantime, fill a deep heavy pot fitted with a thermometer with Vegetable Oil and bring up to 330 degrees f or 165 degrees c.

Steps 17

Carefully fry around 3-4 doughnuts at a time, making sure you don’t crowd the pot as this will mess with the temperate of the oil. Cook for around 2 minutes on each side, until a deep golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.

Steps 18

While doughnuts are cooling, make the glaze by placing the Icing Sugar in a bowl.

Steps 19

Slowly add Water and mix until you get a smooth, thick glaze. Add the Rose Water and mix to combine.

Steps 20

Roughly chop the Unsalted Shelled Pistachios.

Steps 21

Crumble the Dried Rose Petals into smaller pieces.

Steps 22

Dip one side of each doughnut into the glaze, topping with Dried Rose Petals and Unsalted Shelled Pistachios

Steps 23

Place on a cooling rack and allow the glaze to set for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy!