Jam doughnuts

    40 min

    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.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 225ml (8 fl oz) warm milk (45 degrees C)
    • 5 tablespoons water
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 150g (5oz) caster sugar
    • 600g (1 lb 6 oz) bread flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon dried active baking yeast
    • 250g (9oz) any flavour jam
    • 2 litres groundnut or rapeseed oil for frying

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. In a bread machine pan, add the milk, water, beaten egg, melted butter, sugar, bread flour, salt, nutmeg and yeast in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set machine to the sweet dough cycle.
    2. Once the cycle is completed, turn dough out onto a floured board and let rest for ten minutes.
    3. Roll dough out to 1/2 cm thickness. Lightly flour a 6cm cutter and stamp out rounds.
    4. Place 1/2 teaspoon jam in centre of half of the rounds. Moisten edges with cold water, top with the remaining rounds and pinch edges together firmly. Place sealed doughnuts on an greased baking tray. Cover and let rise until doubled in a warm place, about 45 minutes.
    5. Heat oil in deep fat fryer to 180 degrees C. Fry one layer of doughnuts at a time. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from oil, being careful not to poke doughnuts. Drain on kitchen roll and sprinkle with icing sugar if desired.

    Bowl Method:

    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.

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    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


    love it tast and amazing yummy  -  02 Jul 2011


    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