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Jam Donuts

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  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 14g dry yeast (2 sachets)
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup castor sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups plain flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup of castor sugar for dusting
  • 1 jar raspberry jam for filling



Warm the milk to to tepid. Set aside half a cup and add yeast.
In a bowl, whisk the remainder of the milk with the sugar, eggs and butter.
Whisk in the yeast mixture and gradually mix in the flour and salt.
Place the batter in a warm place to prove for 1 hr.
Heat vegetable oil to 170°C. Place a quantity of the batter in a freezer quality ziploc bag and snip corner off. Squeeze balls out of the bag into the oil snipping off with scissors when they are about a 2cm ball. Flip over to make sure they brown evenly (2-3mins).
Remove the donuts from the oil and drain on kitchen paper.
Roll warm donuts in caster sugar. Poke a hole in them with a sharp knife and pipe in some raspberry jam.