Friday, August 7, 2009

Jelly Filled Doughnuts

I made these a while ago. It was my first attempt at making doughnuts, and they turned out pretty well.

1 cup soymilk
1/3 cup warm water
3 tablespoons of Earth Balance or other vegan margarine (melted)
3/4 cup sugar
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dry yeast
3/4 cup any flavor fruit jam
Enough vegetable oil to cover doughnuts while frying

1. Mix the warm water and yeast and let it dissolve.
2. In a large pan, mix the sugar, flour, and salt.
3. In another pan, mix the soymilk, melted margarine, and the yeast and water mixture. Add this to the dry ingredients. Knead the dough.
4. On a floured surface, spread the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick.
5. Using a cookie cutter, cut out circles from the dough. You should have about 40-50 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie cutter and the thickness of the dough.
6. Add about half a teaspoon of jelly on one circle of dough, and cover with another circle. Press the edges very well, so the jelly doesn't come out while frying. I found that putting a little water in the edges help them stick better.
7. Let your uncooked doughnuts rest for about 30-40 minutes so the dough can rise.
8. Heat the oil in a fryer or a deep, not-stick frying pan, to 375 degrees. Place the doughnuts in the oil, frying one side at the time. It should take about 2 minutes per slide. Flip them over when they are floating to the top and browned.
9. Wait until they cool down a bit, then serve.

1 comment:

  1. Those look so good! I'm definitely going to have to make those someday.

    By the way, I'm superstarmegan on the peta2 boards and I miss your food blog posts! Your food looks so good, plese post some more.

    Sorry if this is double posted. I'm trying to log in from my livejournal and it's not really working.