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Jam doughnuts

Jam doughnuts

These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.


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Last modified on: May 27th 2011

For 15 doughnuts, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 3 min.3 hours20 min.4 hours 23 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days.
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Step by step recipe

1 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #1Warm 250 ml milk, 50 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar. 5 min.
2 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #2Put in a food processor bowl: 500 g flour, 50 g butter, 2 eggs, 20 g yeast and 1 pinch salt. 15 min.
3 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #3Start kneading on slow speed, pouring in the milk and sugar mixture in a thin stream.

Continue kneading for 5 minutes until the dough is smooth and evenly mixed.

Cover the bowl and leave in a warm place to rise for 2 hours.
2 hours
4 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #4After this rising time, tip the dough onto the worktop and roll out to 1 cm or ½ inch thick.

Note: flour the worktop liberally as the dough is sticky.
5 min.
5 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #5Cut the dough into circles about 7 cm or 2.5 inches in diameter. 5 min.
6 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #6To fill the doughnuts you can use two methods.

First method:

Wet the tops of 2 circles of dough with a brush.

Place a spoonful of jam on one of the circles.
7 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #7Place the second circle on top with the wet face downwards and press the edge down to seal it.
8 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #8Second method:

Spread a circle of dough out with your fingers until it is about twice the size.

Wet the top surface and place a spoonful of jam in the centre.
9 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #9Fold the edge in over the top and press to seal.

Place the doughnut with the join underneath.
30 min.
10 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #10Arrange all the doughnuts on a baking sheet, cover and leave to rise in a warm place for one hour. 1 hour
11 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #11After they have risen, fry the doughnuts until they are golden brown on both sides. 20 min.
12 Jam doughnuts : Photo of step #12To finish, sprinkle a little icing sugar over the top. 3 min.


My favourite jam for the filling is raspberry, but you can use any flavour. You might also like to try them with stewed apple or even chocolate ganache.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
302481 gr506 gr75 gr
151 %31 %48 %11 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2757 gr46 gr7 gr
14 %3 %4 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 15 doughnuts : 2.78 €
Per doughnuts : 0.19 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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