Lessons > French Pastry School: Doughnuts

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Lesson Overview

Here’s your chance to explore a portion of Rouxbe’s partner program Bread Baking Arts during the coming days. Even with minimal baking experience, you will be able to sample an entire Unit entitled “Doughnuts & Beignets,” with video lessons, instructions, recipes, baking activities, and assessmen…

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson you'll be able to:
  • Recognize frying versus baking in doughnut production
  • Practice punching doughnuts with cutters
  • Practice piping zeppole into hot oil
  • Understand the textural differences between old fashioned doughnuts, cake doughnuts, and zeppole
  • Recognize what types of oil are ideal for frying
  • Practice batch frying and controlling oil temperature fluctuation
  • Understand the importance of draining excess oil from fried goods

Course Syllabus

START: Watch Lesson Platform Tour
1. Sample Lesson from The French Pastry School! 0 mins
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2. Trial Unit Introduction and Objectives 5 mins
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3. Complete a Self-Assessment & Pre-Assessment 10 mins
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4. Baking Principles | Doughnuts & Beignets 2 mins
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5. Old Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts 10 mins
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6. Fried Ricotta Zeppole 10 mins
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7. Baked Cake Doughnuts 10 mins
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8. Activity | Make a Doughnut 60 mins
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9. Unit Review & Quiz Preparation 15 mins
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10. Unit Assessment 35 mins
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Finish Line 2 hrs 37 mins Total Time

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this lesson.
14 Videos | 10 Tasks
Task 1: Sample Lesson from The French Pastry School!
Task 2: Trial Unit Introduction and Objectives
Task 3: Complete a Self-Assessment & Pre-Assessment
Task 4: Baking Principles | Doughnuts & Beignets
Task 5: Old Fashioned Sour Cream Doughnuts
Task 6: Fried Ricotta Zeppole
Task 7: Baked Cake Doughnuts
Task 8: Activity | Make a Doughnut

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