Monday, September 01, 2014

Oven Baked Jelly Donuts


This is by far one of the best baked donuts I ever made. They came out so light and fluffy. I know some of you might not believe me but just look at the last pictures. That’s the look of the texture inside the donut. They were light and airy. This dough is a bit stickier which is what makes them so light and also I let it proof the second time for over 2 hours. I shape, cover them and went for my zumba and baked them only when I got home. I tweak this recipe from the previous recipe and I like this better. I understand these may not be for everyone but it is perfect just for me to get over my donut craving. I filled the donuts with homemade jam but you can fill it with lemon curd, custard or even melted chocolate.

Ingredients:
Make 8-9 donuts

1 ¾ cups flour
3 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
1 packet/7 gram dried yeast
2/3 cup warm milk – about 110 degree F
3 tbsp melted butter – room temperature
2 egg yolk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract


For coating:

1 ½ tbsp melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
Some fruit jam/custard/lemon curd


1. Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Place flour, sugar, salt and yeast in mixing bowl. Give it a good mix.
2. Combined warm milk, melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Whisk it with a fork until combined.
3. Turn on the mixer attached with paddle attachment on low and slowly pour in the milk mixture. Once the dough comes together, turn the mixer speed to high and beat the dough for two minutes.
4. Put some flour on the work surface and scrape out the dough from the bowl. Fold and turn the dough using a bench scraper for about 20 times (the dough can be sticky but try not to add too much flour to it). Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and let it rest for 20 minutes.
5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about ½” thick. Cut circles using a 2 ½: round cutter. Re-roll any scraps. Place the cut out dough on the baking sheet. Cover it with a clean towel and let it rise in a warm area for over an hour (I let to rise for 2 hours)
6. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree F. Bake the donuts for 15-18 minutes or until cook and lightly brown.
7. Remove the donuts from the oven, brush the top and side of each donut (while it is warm) with melted butter and coat it with sugar. Shake off excess sugar. Put the donuts on the cooling rack and let it cool.
8. Once cool put some filling into a pastry bag attach with a long slender tip, pipe some filling into it. Serve.


Note: The donuts can be pretty hot when you coat it with sugar so do be extra careful. These donuts remain soft even on the second day.

12 comments:

Katie said...

Wow they look amazing. Can't believe they've been baked. Lovely generous amount of jam too

Faeez said...

Yes, the doughnuts don't look like they've been baked! I'm going to bake them soon :))

DZ said...

Oh my... Would love to stuff my face with one right now !

Phong Hong said...

Gertrude, I have bookmarked your recipe! It is great not to have to deep fry the doughnuts.

Veronica Ng said...

Gertrude, your baked donuts look so tempting. I have never been a fan of donuts especially those deep fried ones. However I believe I would love to try yours. Thanks for sharing.

Shereen said...

Wow, your donuts ah can kalah kan Krispy kreme, dunkins and whichever donut company that is in vogue now. So perfect looking!

lisa h. said...

You are making crave for some too :(
aiyoh if I am only nearby 'sigh'

My Little Space said...

Gosh, these look just like those store-bought Dunkin Donuts. Absolutely mouthwatering ! Hope you're going to have a fabulous mid-autumn festival !
Blessings, Kristy

mui mui said...

Hi Gertrude,
Your baked doughnut look so good!
I am tempted by yours to bake some for my kids.
mui

ICook4Fun said...

Katie, thank you!

Faeez, hope you like it :)

DZ, ha ha

Phong Hong, yes this version is much healthier.

Veronica, thank you. Hope you like it.

Shereen, ha ha no krispy kreme still very good but I never like dunkins.

Lisa, how nice if we all can live nearby each other so we can share our food. In another note not so good. We will all be 'gemuk gemuk' ha ha..

Kristy, thank you.

Mui mui, you should as it is much healthier than the store bought or fried ones :)

Fay said...

I just made this recipe today, I baked it for 9 minutes on convection at 375 and once glazed with melted butter I used powder sugar to coat it, filled it with lemon filling and punctured and piped 2-3 holes... It was fabulous, I will never need to buy a lemon filled powdered sugar donut again, and this is baked! Thanks so much, wish I could have shared a photo with you.

Jules57 said...

I made these today but made the dough in my bread machine! Simple and awesome! I honestly think they are just as good as fried! Thanks for the recipe. I will be making these again!!!!!