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The folks at Delightful Pastries demonstrate how to make ‘Drunkin’ Donuts.’

You can find Delightful Pastries at:

Chicago French Market
131 N. Clinton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60661

Old Town Chicago
1710 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614

Jefferson Park Chicago
5927 W. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630


Paczki dough 

1000g Bread Flour
110g    Butter
70g     Sugar
60g     Yolks
150g    Eggs
20g     Salt
200g    Milk
50g     Fresh Yeast (if using dry east 16.5g)
4g      Lemon Oil
4g      Orange Oil
10g     Rum/Vodka

Mix yeast with milk, let it sit for 10 minutes.
Add sugar, yolks, eggs, salt, oils, vodka and flour.
Mix the dough till it comes together slowly add the butter till it comes together.
Rest the dough for one hour.
Weigh the dough into 60gram pieces and roll them into little round balls.
Ferment the paczki for 1-1.5 hours.
Cook in oil at 180C/356F
Put icing on top or powdered sugar or roll in cinnamon sugar.
Boozy Custard
1 qt milk
4 oz sugar
Put in a heavy saucepan and heat over high heat.
In a mixer whip together:
4 yolks
3 eggs
4 oz sugar
4 oz cornstarch
When the milk is raising pour egg mixture in and vigorously whisk the mixture until thick, this will take about 2 minutes.  Turn off the heat.  Put the custard in a mixing bowl and stir with a paddle add vanilla extract and vodka to taste.  Put in a piping bag and fill the paczki.  Sift powdered sugar on top or leave as is if you do not want it overly sweet.

Remember to make sure the dough is cool before stuffing.
Make sure you when you are allowing the dough to proof make sure it’s at room temperature
Be sure to watch the temperature of the pan when making the custard so it does not burn
Get creative with your fillings add in fruit, chocolate or different extracts to give it more variety
Switch up your liquors, vodka offers a flavor-free option, however flavored liquor, rum, and brandy are all great options for boozing up your baked goods.