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Miniature Jelly Doughnuts

These are classic yeast-raised doughnuts, deep-fried, rolled in sugar, and filled with jam. A pastry bag fitted with a round tip makes it easy to fill them with jam, but you can also cut them in half and spoon the filling into the center.



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1 0.25-oz. pkg. active dry yeast
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¼ cup plus 1 tsp. sugar, divided
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2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
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1 tsp. salt
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½ tsp. baking powder
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½ tsp. ground nutmeg
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3 Tbs. nonhydrogenated vegan margarine, melted
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2 cups canola or vegetable oil, for frying
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½ cup superfine sugar
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½ cup plus 1 tsp. seedless raspberry jam


1. Mix yeast and 1 tsp. sugar with 1 cup warm water (110°F) in measuring cup. Let stand 5 minutes, or until mixture foams and smells yeasty.

2. Whisk together flour, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg in large bowl. Grease separate large bowl with oil.

3. Stir yeast mixture into flour mixture with wooden spoon until sticky dough forms. Add up to 1/4 cup warm water to make smooth dough. Stir in melted margarine. Turn dough out onto well-floured work surface, and knead 6 to 8 minutes, or until smooth, soft, elastic dough forms. Add flour while kneading, if necessary. Transfer to oiled bowl, cover with towel, and let rise in warm place 1 1/2 hours.

4. Dust baking sheet with flour. Roll dough out to 1/4-inch-thick round on well-floured work surface. Cut 25 circles from dough with 2-inch round cutter. Transfer rounds to prepared baking sheet, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rest 15 minutes.

5. Heat oil in large skillet or Dutch oven to 370°F, or until hot but not smoking. Fry doughnuts in oil 3 to 5 minutes, or until deep golden brown, turning two or three times. Drain on paper-towel-lined plate; then roll in superfine sugar while still warm. Cool.

6. Poke small hole in side of each doughnut with toothpick or wooden dowel. Use pastry bag fitted with small round tip to fill each doughnut with 1 tsp. raspberry jam.

Nutrition Information: 

1 g
Total Fat: 
4 g
Saturated Fat: 
1 g
20 g
0 mg
119 mg
<1 g
10 g
Makes 25 mini doughnuts

Comments on this Recipe

I do not usually take the time to write reviews BUT I just had to make an exception this time. I made this last night and have already eaten most of them... Please ensure that you have a lot of people around to share these otherwise you will be in trouble. They are too good to be true!!!

These are a really great, tasty, simple recipe. So good! The recipe says it will make about 25 but I found with about 2" cutters it makes about 40.

I made these tonight and they were amazing! Light, fluffy, and delicious.

I went out and bought a pastry bag and round tip just for this and it was worth it. A LOT of work to fill each doughnut but so much fun.