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Easy Custard Bismarks and 17 Must Try Donut Recipes

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Happy National Donut Day! What an awesome day, right? I must saw I really do love a good donut. When I was thinking on what to make for this epic food holiday, I thought about my most favorite donut to have as a girl – custard bismarks.

Occasionally, my mom would treat us to a custard bismark when shopping at a department store called ZCMI. It really was the best when we would get to select a treat from the bakery. I would choose an eclair or a custard bismark. It was especially great when they had a collection of treats in the day old section. I would sometimes get to have a treat and some to take home.

Easy Custard Bismarks | realmomkitchen.com

The custard bismark were these amazing raised donuts filled with tasty vanilla custard (just like in the eclairs) and then coated with powdered sugar. It was a sad day when ZCMI was sold to Meier and Frank in 2001 and the bakery went with the change. I could no longer visit their tasty bakery.

I keep dreaming that one day some other bakery with have the recipes and begin to share them again. However, in the meantime I decided to make an attempt to make my own version. I also wanted it to be easy. This is the recipe I came up with.

It’s not exactly the same but was a close resemblance to the original and still tasty.

I have also teamed up with some other terrific Utah bloggers to #CelebratingFood2015 ! We have put together a collection of 17 amazing donut recipes to make the celebration even better. So check out the Photo and links to additional recipes below today’s recipe!

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Easy Custard Bismarks

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  • oil I use canola oil
  • 2 16.3 oz pkg Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layer Biscuits
  • 1 ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¾ cups milk
  • 1 3.4 oz pkg french vanilla instant dry pudding mix
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook a could of biscuits in the hot oil until both sides are golden brown. Cook about 1-2 1/2 minutes per side. Place on a plate lined with paper towels until drained. Continue until all the biscuits are cooked. Allow to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, place whipping cream, milk, and pudding mix. Beat with a hand mixer for 2 minutes and the refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • Use the handle of a wooden spoon or a chopstick to poke a hole in the cooked biscuits to made a cavity for the filling to go.
  • Pipe filling into the cavity and then coat donut in the powdered sugar. These don't keep well, so only fill and coat as many as you decide to eat at a time. Store filling in fridge and cook biscuits in a airtight container. Makes 16 donuts.
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  3. I have never tried a bismark. Pretty sure that’s going to change really soon! These look so yummy!

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  5. I love filled donuts! I’m going to fill my cronuts next time I make them with lemon curd I think…. Mmmmm these look great!

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  9. Looking at all these yummy donut recipes first thing in the morning isn’t such a great idea. I want to lick the powdered sugar right off that bismark!