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This recipe for Doughnuts is DELICIOUS! Soft, fluffy and crisp on the outside they are divine not to mention the sweet jam within. One is never enough!

Course Doughnuts
Cuisine Universal
Keyword Doughnuts
Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 281 kcal


  • 500 g strong white flour
  • 10 g salt
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 7 g fast action yeast sachet
  • 240 ml milk
  • 40 g of unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp jam for filling doughnuts
  • caster sugar for rolling the doughnuts


  1. Put the flour in a large mixing bowl and stir in the sugar and salt before adding the yeast.
  2. Warm the milk and butter gently just until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and add the eggs and beat them in too.

  3. Slowly pour the liquid ingredients into the mixing bowl and mix well to combine. I then use my dough hook on my food mixer to mix on a low speed for about five mins.

    You can knead for ten mins using a dough scraper as the mixture is quite wet. I left mine mixing in the food mixer for longer than five mins as it was quite sticky and took that long to firm up.

  4. When the dough becomes smooth and elastic, put it into a clean bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave to rise for 1 hour.

  5. After the dough has risen, knock it back, weigh it into 10 equal pieces and roll into balls. I roll them between my hand and the worksurface quite firmly so that the balls are quite tight!

  6. Cover with oiled clingfilm and leave to rise somewhere warm for 45 mins.

  7. Put the jam in a saucepan and heat gently before putting through a sieve to remove any lumpy bits.
  8. I used my deep fat fryer but you can pour 3 litres of sunflower oil into a deep frying pan.

    If using a pan make sure you have not filled your pan up more than just under half full as the oil will bubble up significantly.

    Do not leave the hot fat unattended.

  9. Fifteen mins before the buns will be ready heat the deep fat fryer to 170 C or if without a thermometer drop a cube of bread in to check for sizzling.

    Fry the buns for 3 mins each side, turning them over carefully with a slotted spoon.

  10. Remove from the fryer with the slotted spoon and rest on some kitchen towel before moving to a wire rack for cooling.
  11. When cool enough to handle roll these glorious buns in sugar and return to the wire rack.
  12. I left half of my doughnuts plain as I and my son prefer them that way but for the remaining doughnuts make a small but deep slit in the side with a knife and using a piping bag and nozzle filled with the strained jam fill the doughnuts.
  13. Apply to Half Term Happy, Jammy Face.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 442mg19%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.