Rum and orange doughnuts with chocolate sauce and orange custard

Rum and orange doughnuts with chocolate sauce and orange custard
Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
10 to 30 mins

Serves
Serves 4

By Matt Tebbutt

For the doughnuts.

  • 1 unwaxed orange, zest only
  • splash orange essence
  • 100ml/3½fl oz dark rum
  • 200g/7oz self-raising flour
  • 50g/1¾oz caster sugar
  • 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar

For the chocolate sauce

  • 75g/2½oz dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 125ml/4fl oz full-fat milk
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 25g/1oz unsalted butter

For the orange custard

  • 6 free-range egg yolks
  • 500ml/18fl oz full-fat milk
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 1 unwaxed orange, zest only

To serve

  • 1 unwaxed orange, zest only
  • 50g/1¾oz icing sugar