Bread Machine Jam Doughnuts

    40 minutes

    These are so easy to make when you use a bread machine. If you don't have a bread machine, see directions. You can use any flavour of jam - raspberry, strawberry, blackcurrant or even lemon curd. Serve them plain, sugar-coated or iced.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 cup lukewarm milk
    • 5 tablespoons water
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 155g caster sugar
    • 750g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
    • 1 tablespoon dried active baking yeast
    • 250g jam
    • 2 litres peanut or canola oil for frying
    • sugar or icing sugar to serve (optional)

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

    1. In a bread machine pan, add the milk, water, egg, butter, sugar, 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 on to a floured board and let rest for 10 minutes.
    3. Roll dough out 5mm thick. Lightly flour a 6cm cutter and stamp out rounds.
    4. Place 1/2 teaspoon jam in the 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 a greased baking tray. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
    5. Heat oil to 180 degrees C in deep fryer. Fry doughnuts a few at a time, until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as they rise to the surface. Remove from oil, being careful not to poke doughnuts. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with sugar or icing sugar to serve, 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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    im trying this recipe and going good so far  -  14 May 2011


    these were nice but very heavy. next time i will use plain flour rather than bread flour to see if it makes it any lighter  -  14 Jul 2008


    These doughnuts were great! My husband is a HUGE doughnut fan and he loved them!  -  14 Jul 2008