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Durian Doughnut Recipe, How to Make Durian Doughnut

Updated on June 19, 2016

If you have the chance to go near a durian, an exotic fruit largely produced in South-east Asia, I bet you will never forget your experience. Either you repulse it, or you love it, though there are people who take the middle stand.

Alfred Russel Wallace, a British naturalist and explorer described durian well :

“It is neither acid nor sweet nor juicy; yet it wants neither of these qualities, for it is in itself perfect...the more you eat of it the less you feel inclined to stop. In fact, to eat durians is a new sensation worth a voyage to the East to experience."

If you have tried the durian doughnut in “The Big Apple” doughnut specialty shop, and loved it, and you are thinking of trying to make it yourself, here is the recipe:

Icing sugar or confectioner's sugar
Icing sugar or confectioner's sugar

Durian Doughnut Recipe

Ingredients for Durian Fillings

200g durian flesh

60g whipping cream

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp icing sugar (or confectioner’s sugar / powdered sugar)

Ingredients for Dough

400g high protein flour

80g plain flour

8g yeast

20g custard powder

60g castor sugar

¼ tsp salt

2 eggs

40g butter

260 ml lukewarm water

2 tbsp fresh milk

Castor Sugar
Castor Sugar


1. Sift the high protein flour, plain flour, sugar, salt and yeast into a mixing bowl.

2. Lightly beat the 2 eggs.

3. Add the eggs, lukewarm water, butter and milk into the flour ingredient in the mixing bowl.

4. Using the electric mixer, beat the mixed ingredients over low speed until you get a soft and smooth dough.

5. Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and leave it aside for 45 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.

6. While waiting for the dough to rise, mix all the filling ingredients together and stir well.

7. When the dough is ready, divide the dough into small, equal portions. The size of each portion should be able to fit into your cup cake baking tray. (However, if you do not have a cup cake baking tray, you can use the ordinary baking tray. In this case, the size of the dough is up to your estimation or preferences.)

8. For each portion of the dough, roll the dough flat, and scoop a teaspoon of durian filling onto the flattened dough and wrap the filling up neatly. Shape it into small balls and place it on a floured cup cake baking tray.

9. Cover with cling film, wrap and leave aside to proof until the dough doubled in size.

10. When the dough has doubled in size, preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.

11. Remove the cling film wrap on the dough, and to create the durian thorn effect, use a pair of sharp scissors, snip the surface to make thorn-like effect.

12. Bake the dough in the preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius for 15 minutes or until the doughnut turn golden brown. Remove the doughnut from the over and brush the surface with a little milk immediately.

13. Serve with tea or coffee.

What is the difference between Whipping Cream and Whipped Cream ?

Whipping cream is cream that is ready to be whipped. In another word, if you whip the whipping cream you buy from a shop, and whip it with an electric mixer, you get the whipped cream.


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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      thank you, hawaiihibou. I'll be interested to try the fruit in Hawaii one day in future, if God's willing.

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      hawaiihibou 6 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. Durian looks like sweet sap fruit that what's it's called locally. I never knew you could make doughnuts with it! Thanks for an educational recipe!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      You'll probably have to visit Malaysia to try one ! Or make it yourself. :) Thanks for your visit and comment.

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      johncimble 6 years ago from Bangkok

      durian Doughnut hmm haven't heard of this before might have to try it but i don't know where to get it in here lol

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      LOL, Carrie, if you have seen the real durian, you'd not say that it looks like lychee at all. Durian is much bigger, and thorny. :)

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      carriethomson 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      umm definitely Yummy!! the fruit looks so much like lichee!! they must be cousins:)) great recipy Ingenira!!


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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Dear Prasetio, glad to know that you are a durian lover too, and I hope your mom will like the recipe.

      Thanks so much for the vote too. Take care !

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear friend, Ingenira. Thank you so much for share this recipe. It sound delicious. I love durian so much. I can't wait to try this recipes with my mom. Well done and vote up. Cheers.....


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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      angInWu, thanks for your visit. I am glad to know that you like durian. Do try the durian doughnut from "The Big Apple" shop if you come back to Singapore or Malaysia, it's really good, it is always my son's only choice of doughnut.

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      anglnwu 6 years ago

      I love durians, of course and these doughnuts looks yummy. Looks like a lot of work but I'm sure it's well worth the effort. Awesome.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      my pleasure, randomcreative. Thank you for your comment.

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      Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I had never heard of this before, but it looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe and other helpful information.

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      Thank you, TheListLady ! Frozen doughnut - never tried that before, do people really freeze doughnut ?

      Thank you for visiting and the rating.

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      TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

      Love durians - and omg if I can find these donuts. Surely in NYC where we have everything - they must be out there somewhere. Would love to try one or 10! But if not I can find the fresh or frozen durians here and can follow your recipe. Or maybe the markets will have frozen durian donuts. But they can't be a superb as your luscious recipe.

      I love to entertain and always love to pull out a special treat and this will do it.

      Thanks and rated way up! Yay!

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      thanks, betterstuff, I have checked out your yummy recipes too. ;)

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      Ingenira 6 years ago

      thank you, carcro. If you are curious about Durian, when you visit an Asian supermarket next time, ask for it, and you will brought to the freezer section to see the frozen durian. :) A frozen durian does not smell as strong as a fresh one.

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      betterstuff 6 years ago from Australia

      wow durian

      looks yummy

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      Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

      I have never heard of Durian, but those pics look great, so thank you for sharing!