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Easy Custard Bismarks and 17 Must Try Donut Recipes

by Laura

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.

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!

Easy Custard Bismarks | realmomkitchen.com

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Easy Custard Bismarks


  • oil (I use canola oil)
  • 2 (16.3 oz) pkg Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layer Biscuits
  • 1 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 (3.4 oz) pkg french vanilla instant dry pudding mix
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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17 must try donut recipes | realmomkitchen.com #CelebratingFood2015

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