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

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For 15 doughnuts, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 5 doughnuts 15 doughnuts 30 doughnuts 45 doughnuts
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1 hour 3 min.3 hours20 min.4 hours 23 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Warm 250 ml milk, 50 g caster sugar and 10 g Vanilla sugar.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
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Put in a food processor bowl: 500 g flour, 50 g butter, 2 eggs, 20 g yeast and 1 pinch salt.

Stage 3 - 2 hours
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Start 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.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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After 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.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Cut the dough into circles about 7 cm or 2.5 inches in diameter.

Stage 6
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To 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.

Stage 7
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Place the second circle on top with the wet face downwards and press the edge down to seal it.

Stage 8
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Second 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.

Stage 9 - 30 min.
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Fold the edge in over the top and press to seal.

Place the doughnut with the join underneath.

Stage 10 - 1 hour
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Arrange all the doughnuts on a baking sheet, cover and leave to rise in a warm place for one hour.

Stage 11 - 20 min.
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After they have risen, fry the doughnuts until they are golden brown on both sides.

Stage 12 - 3 min.
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To finish, sprinkle a little icing sugar over the top.
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.
1 or 2 days.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,947 Kcal or 12,338 Kj78 gr506 gr71 gr
147 %30 %48 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
273 Kcal or 1,143 Kj7 gr47 gr7 gr
14 %3 %4 %1 %
Per doughnuts
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
196 Kcal or 821 Kj5 gr34 gr5 gr
10 %2 %3 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 15 doughnuts : 2.72 €
  • Per doughnuts : 0.18 €

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