Pistachio Provenance’s delicate, pale green nuts and Seven Hills’ rich Dark Chocolate with Roasted Salted Almonds are a match made in heaven. I’ve paired them up in this light and fluffy baked doughnut recipe, topping the doughnuts with a generous glaze of melted chocolate and a sprinkling of nuts.
260g plain flour
4 tbsp. Sugar & Crumbs Chocolate Lime Cocoa Powder
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
150g granulated sugar
120g crème fraiche
1 90g bar of Seven Hills Dark Chocolate with Roasted Salted Almonds
A big handful of Pistachio Provenance pistachio nuts
Makes a dozen
1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (160°C fan). Start by weighing out the dry ingredients and stirring them together. Then add the butter, chopped, and rub it into the dry ingredients with clean hands until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
2. Beat together the milk, crème fraiche and eggs, and then stir through the dry ingredients – don’t overwork the mixture or the doughnuts will end up tough. Just stir until all the big lumps have disappeared.
3. Grease a doughnut tin with butter, and then pipe the mixture in (this will help the doughnuts rise in a beautiful even ring). Bake for 10 minutes, until the doughnuts are well-risen and springy. Allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and leave until completely cold.
4. Break up the chocolate and microwave in thirty second bursts, stirring each time, until melted and glossy. Shell the pistachios and chop roughly. Carefully dip each doughnut into the melted chocolate, return to the cooling rack, and sprinkle with the chopped nuts.
Created by Sal Godfrey for Taste of Bath