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Simple Jam Filled Donuts Recipe

Jam Donuts Recipe


  • 4 to 4 1/2 cup flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • strawberry jam or jam of choice
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • icing sugar for dusting

You will also need:

  • mixing bowl
  • small bowl
  • rolling pin
  • round cookie cutter
  • baking sheet
  • fryer
  • pastry bag
  • 1/2 " round tip


  • In a mixing bowl combine 4 cups flour and salt then add the yeast.
  • Mix the yeast with 2 tablespoons of the milk and 2 tablespoons sugar and let sit until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes then add to the flour with the remaining milk.
  • Add the eggs and butter to the flour mixture.
  • Begin to mix the ingredients into a soft, but not sticky, dough. Add a little extra milk if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time or work in extra flour if needed, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.
  • Punch down the risen dough then turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a few seconds.
  • Lightly flour a rolling pin then gradually roll out the dough to about 1/2" thick. Cut out into 3 to 4-inch rounds with a lightly floured cookie cutter. Re-roll the scraps to make more rounds.
  • Place the doughnuts on lightly floured baking sheets, spacing them apart so they don't touch when rising, and cover lightly with a dry towel. Let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size, about 20 minutes.
  • Fill a fryer 3-inches high with vegetable oil and heat at about 350 F. Fry the doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden and puffed, turning frequently, about 5 minutes.
  • Lift the doughnuts from the oil and place on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Let cool slightly and fill a pastry bag, fitted with a 1/2" round tip, with jam.
  • Dust with icing sugar and serve.

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