For an internet trend, these milky cheese donuts exceed expectations. They take three of everyone's favorite ingredients (cheese, powdered milk, and powdered sugar) and serve them in a pillowy of comfort: donuts. Plus they're baked, not fried! That's ought to count for something in the these-aren't-that-bad scale.
- 4 cups bread or all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp salt
- ¼ cup sugar
- 2 tsp instant yeast
- ½ cup powdered milk
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup butter
- 8 oz block Eden or Quickmelt cheese, cut into 12 sticks
- 1 cup powdered milk
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup butter, melted
Make the donuts by combining flour, salt, sugar, yeast, and powdered milk in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook.
Start on low speed until dry ingredients are well combined.
Add the water then turn the mixer to medium speed and run for 3-5 mins or until a rough dough forms.
While on medium speed, add the butter by the tablespoon and continue to work the dough until smooth and elastic, about 15 mins total.
Remove bowl from mixer and cover in plastic wrap. Let dough rise for 1 hr or until doubled in size.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and punch out all the air.
Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and cover the pieces with plastic wrap.
Working one piece at a time, flatten the ball into a log and place a piece of cheese in the center.
Gather the edges of the dough, sealing the cheese inside.
Roll into a log until the seam is tightly closed. Repeat process with all remaining pieces of dough.
Once all 12 pieces are stuffed with cheese, transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment. Leave space in between each piece, then cover with a clean towel.
Let rise again for 30-35 mins or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Bake the donuts in preheated oven for 18-20 mins or until set and very lightly browned.
Remove from oven and let rest for 5 mins.
For the coating, stir together powdered milk and powdered sugar in a bowl. Place melted butter in a separate bowl.
Take each donut and coat it in melted butter.
Repeat until all donuts are coated, then serve.