About this recipe: You can use any flavour of jam to make this recipe. . . raspberry, strawberry, blackcurrant or even lemon curd. These are so easy to make when you use a bread machine. If you don't have a bread machine - see footnotes for directions. Serve them plain, sugar coated or iced.
Mix the yeast with 120ml warm milk and stand for about 5 minutes, until foamy. Add 150g flour and mix until combined - if you have a table top mixer, use the beater attachment, cover and leave to rise until doubled in volume. Add the remaining milk and flour along with the water, sugar, beaten egg, melted butter, salt and nutmeg. Beat until the dough comes together, about 2 minutes. Knead for a minute then put in an oiled bowl, cover and leave to rise again until doubled in size. Then follow remaining instructions above.
I've made these three times now and can say that they will be made MANY more times! The last time I adapted the recipe simply to make them ring doughnuts instead. The kids had so much fun helping me decorate them! I don't have a bread machine so did them by hand. I haven't really followed the bowl instructions - I set the yeast to activate in the warm milk and then just bunged the rest of the ingredients in and let the dough hook on my Kenwood take over until the dough started to form a ball. This meant there were only two rises which is less time consuming. Thank you for this recipe - a real family favourite! - 23 Dec 2010
These doughnuts are GREAT & really pretty easy to make! This was my first time making doughnuts and 'yeast' ones are supposed to be harder to make, but by using the dough cycle on my bread machine these were simple!! I had trouble rolling them out the first time & had to re-roll them which made me worried they would come out tough, but they were fantastic! Just the right amount of crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside . . . these will become a family tradition!! Thank you!!! - 14 Jul 2008