After making apple cider donuts
, I was left to wonder exactly how jelly doughnuts were made. This problem started to eat away at me, leaving me with a large empty feeling inside. I needed to figure this out and be whole again. So, I set out to fill my spiritual cavity with the sweet gelatinous knowledge of jelly doughnut making. In the process, I learned a thing or two about the process. For one, jelly doughnuts are a total mess to make and secondly, jelly donuts are even more delicious when you make them yourself. I would even hypothesize that an individual hasn't fully lived until they have fully made jelly donuts.
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need:
4 1/2 cups of bread flour
1 tsp salt
1 envelope dry active yeast
1 cup milk (plus some for later)
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp unsalted butter
A jar of raspberry and/or strawberry jelly
Powdered sugar for coating
Enough vegetable oil to fill your container to a depth of at least 2"
Step 2: Prep work
Let a cup of milk cool to room temperature.
Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and let it cool.
Step 3: Mix the dry
Combine 4 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of salt until good and mixed.
Step 4: Activate your yeast
Stir together 2 tablespoons of your lukewarm milk and 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Pour in your dry active yeast and let sit for approximately 10 minute until it starts to bubble and foam.
Step 5: Mix in the wet
Mix in your activated yeast, followed by the remainder of the milk, followed by two well-beaten eggs and finally the melted butter.
If using a standing mixer, replace the mixer attachment with the dough hook.