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Description[]

Jelly Doughnuts - These are the real thing — they taste like the doughnuts that are sold.

Ingredients[]

  • 4 cups flour
  • 100 g margarine (1 stick)
  • 30 g yeast (2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons cognac
  • 3 drops vanilla
  • 1 lemon, zest of
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups lukewarm water
  • jelly or chocolate for filling

Directions[]

  1. Dissolve yeast + 1 teaspoon sugar in a little water.
  2. Put all the other ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Add the yeast mixture.
  4. Mix and knead till smooth.
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  6. Knead again, return to fridge for ½ hour.
  7. Roll out to 3 cent.
  8. Thick (a little more than an inch), shape your doughnuts (you can use the right size glass or doughnut cutter).
  9. Let rise ½ hour.
  10. Deep fry at 375°F, till golden, flip over when doughnut rises to top of oil and let the other side become golden as well.
  11. Remove.
  12. Fill with desired jelly (or a square of chocolate which will melt in the warm dough).
  13. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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