Kay I’m just slightly obsessed with all things donuts lately! Thankfully my kids and husband love them as much as I do so they never last very long. My favorite are raised donuts, but I alternate between fried and baked. For these filled powdered donuts I went with fried, cause I wanted the powdered sugar sticks better to fried donuts than baked donuts, but you can use either recipe.
These were from the Descendants party we threw, in the movie Mal goes on her first date and enjoys her first strawberries AND her first Jelly Donut! I know I might go a little overboard with themed foods, but that’s half the fun for me! Anyway, these were a huge hit, hello carbs, and I’m glad I made such a large batch.
- 6 Tbsp active dry yeast
- 2 C whole milk heated to 110 degrees
- 5 C bread flour divided
- 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 lrg eggs
- 2 lrg egg yolks
- 1/2 C butter
- canola oil for frying
- powdered sugar
- In your mixer, with your paddles, add the yeast, milk and 2 C flour and mix until smooth.
- Then let it rest, covered, in a warm spot for 20 mins.
- Mix to deflate and switch over to a dough hook.
- Add the sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs and egg yolks and mix on low until smooth!
- Now your'll start adding the flour, 1/2 cup at a time.
- Keep adding flour and mixing on low until the dough pulls away from the sides. It will still be very moist, and a little sticky, but not too much.
- Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, up to 12.
- Pull the dough out and place on a lightly floured surface. Flour the top and roll out the dough...
- Roll it out 1/2 inch thick.
- Take a 3 inch circle cutter and dip it in flour before each cut.
- Press the cutter all the way down, the twist a bit, then pull up.
Place the donuts on the plastic wrap sprayed with non stick spray (like I talk about in this video to keep your dough from sticking), make sure there is space between each one.
- Spray some more plastic and cover the donuts, let them proof/rise for 5-20 mins
- Start heating 2 inches of oil over medium/high.
- You want the oil to be at 360 degrees, for me I maintained 360 between medium and medium/high. It's a little tricky, just keep the thermometer in to keep an eye on it.
- Check the dough every 5 mins by pressing a finger into the dough and if it springs back fast it needs more time, springs back slowly and it's ready!
- Fry for 1-2 mins on each side. For me 1 1/2 mins on each side was perfect!
- Flip to the second side carefully, you don't want to splash hot oil everywhere, I used a wide slotted flipper.
- Pull out and let drain on a wire rack over paper towels (I like to do it in a jelly roll pan to keep the grease contained.
- Let them cool completely
- Roll in powdered sugar on both sides
Then using a bismark tip in a piping bag filled with your favorite jelly
- Poke a hole in one side, wiggle the long tip back and forth then squeeze filling with jelly, then repeat on the opposite side to make sure the donuts are filled completely.
- Serve and Enjoy
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