Category: Sweet Bakes

Jam Doughnuts

Makes: 12 large or 24 small doughnuts
Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


420 g Cake flour (875 ml / 3½ cups)
5 ml Salt (1 tsp)
60 ml Sugar (4 tbsp)
60 g Margarine (4 tbsp)
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast (1 packet)
80 ml Lukewarm water (approx. ⅓ cup)
125 ml Lukewarm milk (½ cup)
1 Large egg (beaten)
750 ml Oil (1 small bottle) (for frying)
450 g Jam (1 small tin) (for filling)
200 g Sugar (1 cup) (to cover)
  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together and rub the margarine into the flour with the fingertips. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Mix lukewarm milk and beaten egg together and add with enough lukewarm water to form a soft dough. Knead the dough well until smooth and shiny, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, cover with greased plastic and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Knock the dough down, divide into 12 large OR 24 small pieces and shape each piece into a ball.
  5. Place the balls onto an oiled baking tray, cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double the size, about 20 – 30 minutes.
  6. Deep-fry the buns in hot oil until golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on brown paper or paper towel.
  7. Make a hole in the middle of each bun and fill the hole with two teaspoons of jam. Roll the buns in sugar.