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Fluffy Donuts (VIDEO) 

Craving for a sweet snack that is homemade? With this fluffy donut recipe, not only will you learn how to make them, but you’ll also make your own strawberry jam for filling!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Dutch
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Servings: 12
Calories: 93kcal

Ingredients

For the strawberry jam

  • 600 g fresh strawberries
  • 400 g sugar
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (or ½ fresh lemon)

For the Donuts

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 30 g skimmed milk powder (or 3 tbsp)
  • 30 g sugar (2 tbsp)
  • A pinch nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 g sea salt (or a pinch)
  • 3 ½ g yeast (or 1 tsp)
  • 35 g butter
  • 1 egg (medium-sized)
  • 85 ml water ( ⅓ cup)
  • Sunflower oil (for deep frying)

Instructions

For the strawberry jam

  • In a pan, pour sunflower oil and allow it to heat.
  • Cook the donuts in a pan in batches.
  • Flip and fry until golden on both sides.
  • Once cooked on both sides, place them on a lined plate.
  • In a bowl, put sugar, and toss the donuts to coat them.
  • Place them back on the lined tray.
  • Fill a piping bag with strawberry jam.
  • Make a hole in the donuts using a skewer or knife.
  • Pipe the jam into the doughnut.
  • Once done, serve the donuts for snacks or desserts!

For the donuts

  • Mix plain flour, dried skimmed milk, sugar, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl.
  • Add yeast and stir with a spatula.
  • Incorporate the egg and water.
  • Mash them together using your hands until they form a dough. 
  • Then, add butter and knead for ten minutes or until smooth.
  • On a clean surface or silicone mat, slightly flatten the dough.
  • Cut it into 12 pieces using a dough cutter.
  • Roll each dough piece into small tight buns.
  • Place them on a lined tray and lightly coat them in flour. 
  • Use a dough scraper or rolling pin to flatten the dough buns.
  • Place them back on the lined tray and cover them with cling film and a kitchen towel.
  • Leave for an hour or until the dough doubles in size.

Deep frying time

  • In a pan, pour sunflower oil and allow it to heat.
  • Cook the donuts in a pan in batches.
  • Flip and fry until golden on both sides.
  • Once cooked on both sides, place them on a lined plate.
  • In a bowl, put sugar, and toss the donuts to coat them.
  • Place them back on the lined tray.
  • Fill a piping bag with strawberry jam.
  • Make a hole in the donuts using a skewer or knife.
  • Pipe the jam into the doughnut.
  • Once done, serve the donuts for snacks or desserts!

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Notes

  • Always purchase quality strawberries to make the best jam.
  • Be cautious when working with the dough to achieve an airy texture.
  • Babies cannot have donuts but they can have strawberry puree instead.
  • You can use baking soda, baking powder, or a sourdough starter as an alternative to yeast powder. However, the dough may react differently, so it is still best to use yeast powder.
  • As an alternative to a piping bag, use a zip lock or plastic bag.
  • The spoiled strawberry jam will have mold and yeast growth. You will also smell an unpleasant odor that’s similar to alcohol. Throw it out immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 piece (of 12) | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg