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Jelly Doughnuts | Jelly Donuts Recipe

Jelly doughnuts recipe with step by step pictures. Delicious soft jam donuts recipe which taste so soft and fluffy.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Deserts
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2.5 cups / 300 grams
  • Sugar - 3 tblspn
  • Egg - 1
  • Warm Milk - ¾ cup / 180 ml
  • Yeast - 2 tsp
  • Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter - 4 tblspn melted
  • Salt - ¼ tsp
  • Oil for Deep frying
  • Jam or Preserves - 1.5 cups
  • For Cinnamon Sugar :
  • Granulated Sugar - 1 cup powdered
  • Cinnamon Powder - 2 tblspn


  • Start by activating yeast. Take yeast in a bowl, add in 1 tsp of sugar and 3 to 4 tblspn of warm milk. Leave it aside for 5 mins till the yeast is foamy and bubbles up.
  • Now take egg, sugar, vanilla,, milk, salt in a large mixing bowl and beat it well so the sugar is melted.
  • Now add in the foamed yeast mix and mix well.
  • Add in flour and mix well with a spoon and knead it to form a dough. It will be a soft, non sticky dough. Cover the dough with a cling wrap and leave it to rise for 1 hour (In colder region it may take 2 to 3 hours)
  • Once it is doubled in size, punch the air out and transfer the dough to a floured work surface. Roll the dough to 1 ot 2 cm thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out rounds.
  • Now place the cutouts in a floured tray and cover again and let it rise for 30 to 45 mins. Use the leftover scraps to keep on rolling.
  • Now Heat oil for deep frying, Once the oil is hot, drop the donuts and fry till golden on both sides, it will take just couple of mins.
  • Once fried remove them to a paper towel. Once all the donuts is fried, make cinnamon sugar, mix cinnamon and powdered sugar.
  • Dip the fried donuts in cinnamon sugar and roll them well.
  • Now for filling the donuts, take jam or preserve in a microwave safe bowl to warm it slightly. I microwave it for 20 sec.
  • Now fill a piping bag with the jam. take a donut, make a slit using a knife on the side of the donut. Insert the piping bag and give a good squeeze.
  • You can roll them on cinnamon sugar second time too.
  • Serve warm.
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