Recipe Tip: Homemade Jam Doughnuts
Top Recipe for 10 Persons by Anja Auer. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. Making doughnuts at home takes a little bit of time and planning but the process is easier than you probably think – and you get to fill them with your favourite jam! Let Anja Auer show you how it's done.
- 500 gplain flour, plus extra to dust
- 42 gfresh yeast
- 250 mlmilk, lukewarm
- 50 gcaster sugar
- 3egg yolks, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon(s)salt
- 100 gbutter, melted
- sunflower oil, for deep frying
- 50 gicing sugar
- 300 gjam of your choice
Step 1Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and crumble over the fresh yeast.
Step 2Add the warm milk, sugar, egg yolk, salt and melted butter and mix to a smooth dough using a wooden spoon.
Step 3Cover the dough and let it rise at room temperature until it has doubled in size (1–2 hours).
Step 4Divide the dough into equal balls about the size of a fist. On a floured work surface, roll the dough into tight balls then place on a floured baking tray.
Step 5Flatten the dough balls slightly, cover with a clean tea towel and leave to prove for 15 minutes.
Step 6Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large, deep, heavy-based pan (do not fill the pan more than halfway) until it reaches 180C on a digital thermometer or until a breadcrumb tossed in the oil sizzles and turns brown in 30 seconds.
Step 7Working in batches of 2–3, carefully fry the doughnuts in the hot oil.
Step 8Fry for 2–3 minutes, then turn the doughnuts using a slotted spoon and fry for a further 2–3 minutes on the other side until golden brown all over and nicely puffed.
Step 9Remove the doughnuts using a slotted spoon and place on a baking tray lined with paper towels to drain.
Step 10Put the icing sugar in a shallow bowl then carefully coat each doughnut in the sugar on both sides.
Step 11Fill a piping bag with the jam. Use a skewer to pierce a hole in the side of each doughnut, then fill with the jam.
Step 12Finish decorating your doughnuts however you like, using icing or whatever takes your fancy.
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