Cheese Donuts (Sufganiyot)

    Cheese Donuts (Sufganiyot)

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    50min


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    Making your own cheese filled donuts is easy and delicious! The cottage cheese filling makes a nice change to the sugar laden jams usually found.

    Launa Northern Territory, Australia

    Ingredients
    Serves: 24 

    • Donuts
    • 1 sachet (7g) active dry yeast
    • 1/4 cup caster sugar
    • 3/4 cup warm milk
    • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 2 cups vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup icing sugar
    • Filling
    • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Donuts: Dissolve the yeast and 2 tablespoons white sugar in the warm milk.
    2. Sift flour into a large bowl then make a well in the centre and add the yeast mixture, egg yolks, salt, nutmeg, butter and remaining sugar. Stir flour into centre. Once combined turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until dough is elastic. Cover and let dough rise overnight in the refrigerator.
    3. Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut into 5cm circles. Cover and let rise for about 15 to 20 minutes.
    4. Wrap each dough circle around about 2 teaspoons of filling.
    5. In a heavy pot, heat oil to 190 degrees C.
    6. Place the donuts into the oil, turning when browned. Drain on paper towels and roll in icing sugar.
    7. Filling: In a medium bowl combine the cottage cheese, egg, sugar and vanilla. Beat until well combined.

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