Brioche doughnuts

Brioche doughnuts

You can find these zesty orange doughnuts on the menu at Riding House Café in London – they come slathered in homemade butterscotch sauce. We asked the team to share their recipe so you can give them a go at home
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Combine the yeast, flour, sugar, salt and orange zest in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add the milk, juice and eggs, then mix until a dough forms.
  2. Step 2

    Gradually add in the butter, a little at a time, only adding more once the previous butter is incorporated, then mix on a high speed until the dough comes away from the bowl and is smooth and glossy. Allow the dough to prove overnight in the fridge.
  3. Step 3

    Divide and roll the dough into 20g balls and put on a tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Step 4

    To make the butterscotch sauce, dissolve the sugar in a little water over a low heat – bring to the boil but don’t stir. When the sugar is a dark golden caramel, remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Season with a little salt.
  5. Step 5

    Fill a pan no more than a third full with oil and heat to 170C or until a cube of bread browns in 40 seconds. Fry the dough balls, in batches, for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown all over. Toss in the granulated sugar and serve with the warm butterscotch sauce for dipping.