Homemade Jelly Donuts
- 2 1/2 cups flour + additional flour for kneading
- 1/2 cup whole milk (100-110 degrees)
- 1/3 cup + 1 tsp sugar
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups oil for frying
- 3 cups homemade strawberry jam or store-bought strawberry jam
- 3 cups granulated sugar (for rolling the doughnuts)
- 2 cups coconut cream chocolate frosting
- 2 cups sliced strawberries (blotted dry)
Step 2: In a deep mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, egg yolks, butter, vanilla extract and yeast mixture. Mix everything with a thick plastic spoon until you have a sticky mixture.
Step 3: Dump this mixture onto your floured countertop and start kneading until you form a dough ball that’s not sticky any more (takes about 10-15 minutes). I had to add some additional flour at this point to help with all that kneading. The dough should eventually bounce back when poked with a finger.
Step 4: Oil a bowl and place this dough ball in it. Cover it with saran wrap and keep it in a warm area and allow the dough to rise for 1 1/2 hours. (I keep the bowl inside my oven- Don’t turn it on though!)
Step 5: Now, flour your countertop again and roll out the dough at a thickness of 1/4 inches.
Step 6: Use a round cutter to cut out circular pieces.
Step 7: Cover these circles with saran wrap and allow them to rise for about 15 minutes.
Step 8: Heat oil in a saucepan until the temperature reaches 370 degrees.
Step 9: Add 3-4 the circle pieces into the oil very carefully and fry them on both sides until they are golden (about 40 seconds on each side).
Step 10: Use a slotted spoon to remove the doughnuts from the oil and place them on a tray lined with paper towels.
Step 11: Then quickly roll the doughnuts in sugar while they are still warm.
Step 12: Then, attach the round tip to a piping bag and fill it with strawberry jam.
Step 13: On the side of the doughnut, make 2 holes with a wooden skewer about 1 inch apart. Push your piping bag into the holes and fill the inside of the doughnut with jam. Do this for all the doughnuts.
Step 14: When the doughnuts have cooled down, spread fudgy coconut cream chocolate frosting on top of them and place a few sliced strawberries on top.