Apricot Jam Filled Doughnuts

 Jam Doughnuts

Makes: 16

Part: 1

Ingredients:

  • 80ml Water, room temperature
  • 10gr Fresh Yeast
  • 125ml Cake Flour

Method:

  1. Place the water into a bowl, then crumble the yeast into the water, stir with a spoon to dissolve.
  2. Add the flour, mix very well.
  3. Cover the bowl and allow sponging in a hot place in the kitchen (next to the oven) for 2 hours, it will double in size. 

Part: 2

Ingredients:

  • 10gr Fresh Yeast
  • 30ml Full Cream Milk, room temperature
  • 280ml Cake Flour
  • 45ml White Sugar
  • 5ml Fine Salt
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 30ml Salted Butter, melted and cooled

Method:

  1. Crumble the yeast into the milk, stirring well to dissolve, set aside.
  2. Place 200ml of the flour, sugar and salt in a mixing machine bowl, fitted with the dough-hook attachment, on a low speed add the milk and yeast mixture.
  3. Followed by the egg yolks and melted butter.
  4. Then add the sponged yeast mixture (part: 1) and the remaining 80ml flour.
  5. Turn the speed up and mix for 5 minutes.
  6. Place in a clean greased-bowl and cover, prove overnight in the fridge.

Ingredients:

  • 40ml Smooth Apricot Jam
  • 1L Sunflower Oil, for frying
  • Extra Flour, rolling and dusting
  • 250ml Castor Sugar
  • 15ml Cinnamon Powder

Method:

  1. Break small balls from the dough (should get about 16 balls), press them flat on a lightly-floured surface, using your fingertips.
  2. Place 2.5ml jam into the middle, fold the doughnut dough around the jam so all the ends meet, pinch the ends together.
  3. Place these onto a plate covered with plastic wrap which has been dusted with flour, lightly cover the doughnuts with plastic wrap.
  4. Allow the jam doughnuts to prove for about 1hour outside of the fridge.
  5. Get the oil hot for frying reduce to a medium heat.
  6. Place the doughnuts inside, do a few at a time and ensure complete cooking-resulting in an outer-golden crispness.
  7. Remove from the oil, place on paper towelling.
  8. Mix the castor sugar and cinnamon powder together, roll the jam doughnuts inside while they are still hot. Serve immediately.