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Berliners contributed by, Olivia from the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Berliners
Germany
By,Olivia

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Ingredients
1 Cup of milk
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 pkg. rapid rise dry yeast
3 tbsp. of sugar
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
3 1/2 Cups of cake flour (1 pound)
11/2  tsp. salt
canola oil for frying
2 cups confectioners sugar

For Filling
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 large egg yolks at room temp.
1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cornstarch
1/4 kosher salt
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 tbsp butter at room temp.

Directions
Filling
Heat milk in a heavy bottomed pan over medium, until just under a boil.  Remove from heat.  In a steel bowl whisk the egg yolks and the following ingredients whisk a small amount of hot milk into your mixture to temper.  whisk mixture into remaining hot milk in sauce pan.  Cook over medium low heat, whisking slowly, 7 min. or until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble.  remove from heat and stir in chopped chocolate and softened butter.  Put plastic wrap on surface to prevent skin formation.  Chill until completely cool.  May be made 2 days before eaten.

Berliners
In a small sauce pan heat the milk just until bubbles form around the edge; the milk shouldn’t boil.  Remove from heat and whisk in butter, allow to cool 10 min.  Put the mixture in the bowl of a standing mixture with the dough hook attached.  Sprinkle the yeast over the warm mixture, add the sugar and stir gently to dissolve.  Let stand 10 min.till foam appears.  Turn mixer on low, add egg yolks then gradually add flour.  When dough starts to come together, increase the speed to medium and add the salt.  stop the machine periodically to scrap the dough off the hook.  Mix until dough is supple and elastic, about 5 min.  Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 2 min. Put dough in a greased bowl, turn to get all sides.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in fridge for several hours as chilling will make dough easier to roll out.  Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/2 an inch thick and cut with a floured cutter board to 3 in in diameter.  Put on a greased baking sheet, let rise again for30 min.  Heat in 3 in. of vegetable oil to 375 degrees F.  Put donuts in hot oil top side down and fry until golden about 4 min. each side.  Only fry 3 at a time, and drain on a a paper towel.  Fit a pastry bag with a small tip and fill with cream.  Dust heavily with confectioners sugar.  Serve and Enjoy!

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