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New York Cult Recipes

New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

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Doughnuts are often filled with either jam or jelly and dusted with icing sugar — Jelly Doughnuts — or filled with custard and topped with a chocolate glaze — Boston Creams.


For 1 Doughnut

  • tablespoons filling
  • 1 piping (icing) bag


The Technique for Filling a Doughnut

Place the filling (about tablespoons per doughnut) into a piping (icing) bag fitted with a plain narrow nozzle. Poke a hole in your doughnut using a chopstick or something similar. Insert the nozzle into the hole and gently squeeze the filling into the doughnut. The doughnut will puff up and, when full, the filling will start oozing back out of the hole. In addition to jelly or jam, vanilla custard (vanilla pudding if you eat it on its own) makes a great doughnut filling.