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Cinnamon Donuts with Chocolate Olive Oil Sauce and Berries

Everyone loves donuts, but your guests will love them even more with this decadent chocolate sauce


  • 2 eggs

  • 3 tbs. caster sugar

  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds removed

  • 125ml milk

  • 250g plain flour, sifted

  • ½ sachet of dried yeast (3.5g)

  • Zest of ½ an orange

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 tbs. cinnamon

  • Chocolate olive oil sauce

  • 200ml Spanish extra virgin olive oil

  • 300g good quality dark cooking chocolate

  • 400ml pouring cream

  • 1 punnet of berries (any of your choice)


  • Chocolate olive oil sauce :

  • 1.

    Gently melt the chocolate over a double boiler.

  • 2.

    Once the chocolate has melted remove from the heat and slowly pour in the extra virgin olive oil from Spain.

  • 3.

    Continue mixing until it is well combined.

  • 4.

    Whip the cream to just under soft peaks and then add to the melted chocolate and olive oil mixture.

  • 5.

    Very gently fold in until combined.

  • Donuts:

  • 1.

    Lightly whisk eggs, caster sugar and vanilla bean in a large bowl. Add the milk and combine. Now add the flour, yeast and orange zest and stir until well combined. Rest batter for 15 minutes.

  • 2.

    Heat oil in a saucepan or deep fryer until it reaches approximately 180C.

  • 3.

    Spoon the donut mixture into a piping bag. Carefully pipe small dollops of mixture into the oil and fry for a few minutes until golden brown all over.

  • 4.

    Drain donuts on absorbent paper and then toss the donuts in the combined sugar and cinnamon mixture while they are still hot.

  • 5.

    To serve, spoon the chocolate in the centre of the plate. Top with a few donuts per person and scatter with berries.

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