Friday, 5 June 2015

Blackberry Jam Filled Doughnuts




Another day, another doughnut. Happy Doughnut Day!

Blackberry Jam Filled Doughnuts
slightly adapted from here
Makes 8

2 teaspoons (1 sachet) active dry yeast
1 1/2 tablespoon lukewarm water
125ml (1/2 cup) lukewarm full cream milk
2 tablespoons caster sugar
50g unsalted butter, melted
Pinch of salt
335g (2 1/4 cups) plain flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Sunflower oil, for deep frying
1 cup blackberry jam
Vanilla sugar, for sprinkling

Put the yeast, water, milk and 1 tablespoon of the caster sugar into a large bowl, whisk and then set aside in a warm place for 10 minutes until it becomes foamy. Add the butter, salt, flour, eggs and remaining sugar and mix with a butter knife until the dough starts to come together.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth. Put the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes, or until doubled in size.

Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead for 5 minutes. The dough will be soft and silky. Roll it out until it is 1cm thick and use a 8cm round cutter to cut rounds from the dough. Lay the rounds onto the prepared tray, cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm place to proof for 30 minutes.

Heat the oil to 180C (350F) in a deep pan. Fry the doughnut in batches, for 1 - 2 minutes, then flip them and fry on the other side until deep golden. Drain on absorbent paper.

Put the jam in a piping bag fitted with a 5mm plain tip. Pierce each doughnut with a sharp knife and fill with jam. Dust with vanilla sugar and serve while still warm.


  1. Homemade doughnuts, YUM! With homemade blackberry jam? MORE YUM!

  2. Wow those look incredible!! Love the use of fresh blackberries, perfect for the season :)

  3. Amazing! These look beyond delicious, I'll take a dozen!

  4. There is nothing like a piping hot jam doughnut to chase away the winter blues. Even better if that doughnut is homemade. These look incredible!