Strawberry jam filled donuts are simply delicious. I usually make up a batch on the weekends and snack on them during the week. They great thing about them is they are fairly simple to make. Believe me, they’ll be an instant hit with the kids.
There are a few baking tips to making these tasty doughnuts, however. First, you can use any brand or flavor of jam you want. I just use strawberry because it’s my favorite. You can also coat them anyway you wish. Having said that, a simple dusting of confectioners sugar is fast and easy. The dough used in this recipe produces a really nice donut, so I wouldn’t tinker too much with it. The oil should be at 350 degrees F. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can put a small piece of dough in the pan, and if it sizzles, the oil is ready. I usually start over high heat then reduce it to medium to avoid burning the donuts. About a minute and a half on each side is about perfect.
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- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 cup of warm milk (1/4 for the yeast and 3/4 for the dough)
- 2 tbsp of white sugar
- 2 tsp of instant yeast
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- extra flour for dusting
- Yield: 12
- Time: 2 hours
- Level: Advanced
- Cuisine: American
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- Activate the yeast by adding the yeast and sugar to 1/4 cup of the milk. It should be warm at about 110 degrees F. Set it aside in a warm place for 5 or 10 minutes until it becomes foamy and bubbly.
- Add the flour to a mixing bowl. Add in the salt and whisk until it’s well combined. Add in the egg, remaining milk, vanilla extract, and the yeast mixture. Using an electric mixer with dough paddles, mix until a dough forms. You can use a spatula, as well. Flour a surface, place the dough on and knead it for 5 or 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Form the dough into a round ball.
- Coat a mixing bowl with some baking spray or oil. Place the dough in, spray a little more oil on top of it, and put some cling wrap over the bowl. Put it in a warm place for about an hour or until it doubles in size.
- After about an hour, remove the cling wrap and poke the dough to release the air. Flour a surface once again, place the dough on, and use your hands to spread it out a little. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out so it’s about a quarter of an inch thick.
- Using a small bowl, about 4 to 5 inches in diameter, cut the donuts out. Heat your oil, over high heat, to 350 degrees F. Reduce the heat to medium and place the donuts in. Fry them, in batches of about 3, for a minute and half. Flip them over and fry them for an addition 1 1/2 minutes. Remove the donuts from the oil and place them on a wire rack to cool.
- Fill a piping bag with your favorite strawberry jam. Use a fairly long and narrow tip. Use a sharp knife to make a small incision about 3/4 of the way through the donut and pipe the jam in.
- Dust the top of the donuts with confectioners sugar. Serve and enjoy your strawberry jam filled donuts.