These fluffy doughnuts are filled with a fruit jam, then topped with a simple glaze for a deep-fried sweet that is simply irresistible. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 602.
- Yield: Makes 20
Photography: Mike Krautter
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
- 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface and as needed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups vegetable oil, plus more for bowl
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3/4 cup thick jam, strained
In a small bowl, combine yeast, warm water, and 1 teaspoon granulated sugar. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
Place flour in a large bowl. Form a well in the center; add eggs, yeast mixture, remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the butter, nutmeg, and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir until a sticky dough forms. Turn out dough onto a well-floured work surface; knead until dough is smooth, soft, and bounces back when poked with a finger, about 8 minutes (add more flour if necessary). Place in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface, and, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cutter, cut out 20 rounds, re-rolling scraps as necessary. Transfer to a lightly floured baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise 20 minutes.
Whisk together confectioners' sugar and milk in a medium, shallow bowl until smooth. Cover glaze with plastic wrap and set aside until ready to fill doughnuts.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat oil until a deep-fry thermometer registers 370 degrees. Using a slotted spoon, carefully slip 4 dough rounds into the oil. Fry until golden, turning once, about 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Repeat process with remaining dough rounds.
Fill a pastry bag fitted with a coupler and small bismark pastry tip for filling (such as #230) with the jam. Using a chopstick or a wooden skewer, make a hole in the side of each doughnut. Fit the pastry tip into the hole, and pipe about 2 teaspoons jam into doughnut. Repeat with remaining doughnuts and jam.
Dip tops of doughnuts in the glaze to cover. Let stand, glaze-side up, until set.