“This is a basic fried jelly doughnut recipe, posted in reply to a message board request. Flavor of jelly or jam is your choice, they can also be filled with a vanilla, lemon or chocolate custard filling. Prep time includes the kneading time. Cook time = the rising time. Frying time is not included.”
1hr 20mins
50 Doughnuts (approx)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine warm milk and sugar, salt and butter.
  2. Measure warm water into a large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle in the yeast, stir until dissolved.
  4. Add milk mixture, eggs and 3 cups flour, beat mixture until smooth.
  5. Add enough additional flour to make a stiff dough.
  6. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board, knead dough until smooth and elastic (about 8-10 minutes).
  7. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces.
  8. Roll each piece into a circle, about 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Cut circles into 3-inch rounds.
  10. Place rounds on greased baking sheets, cover and let rise in a warm place (free from drafts) until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
  11. Fry risen doughnuts in hot (375°F) peanut oil until brown, turning doughnuts once during frying.
  12. Remove from oil, and drain on paper towels.
  13. When cool, cut a small hole in the side of the doughnut and insert jelly in the center.
  14. **Dip filled doughnuts in sugar, confectioner's sugar or cinnamon sugar to coat.
  15. **I use a pastry bag with a long thin tip to"stuff" the doughnuts with the jelly.

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