Berlin doughnuts

Berlin doughnuts

Russian jam doughnuts

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Makes
12

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
30g compressed yeast
60ml water, lukewarm
60g butter
250ml milk
55g sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
560g plain flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 egg white
raspberry jam
oil, for deep-frying
icing sugar

Method

  1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Heat butter and milk in a saucepan, stirring until butter has melted. Cool to lukewarm. Combine yeast mixture, butter and milk mixture, sugar, eggs and salt in a large bowl and beat well. Add flour and lemon zest, beating well. Put in a greased bowl, cover bowl with a dish towel and let rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  2. Turn onto a floured work surface and knead lightly. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes. Roll out dough to a thickness of about 1 cm and cut into rounds using a 5 cm floured cutter. Brush half the rounds using lightly beaten egg white. Push 1 teaspoon raspberry jam into centres of other rounds. Top jam rounds with rounds topped with egg white, pinching edges firmly together. Cover very loosely with a clean dish towel and let them rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes or until almost doubled in size.
  3. Heat oil in a deep saucepan until a cube of bread dropped into the oil turns brown in 60 seconds, or temperature reaches 180°C. Fry doughnuts a few at a time for 3–5 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on crumpled paper towels. Dust with sifted icing sugar and serve warm.

Variation

  • Ring doughnuts: Roll out dough and cut into 5 cm rounds as above. Omit jam but cut a small circle in the centre of each round. Leave to rise and fry as for Berlin doughnuts, drain well then coat in caster sugar.
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