• Recipe difficulty: Hard
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  • Serves: Up to 4 people

Place the flour in a bowl, make a well in the centre. Crumble the yeast into it with 1 tbsp sugar and 3 tbsp lukewarm milk. Mix together and allow to stand in a warm place for about 15 minutes.

Add the remaining milk, sugar, egg yolks, room temperature butter and a pinch of salt to the dough and knead into a smooth dough in a food processor with a dough kneading attachment. Mix until the dough appears to detach easily from the sides of the bowl.

Allow the dough to rise in a warm place until it doubles in size (approx 30-60 minutes).

Roll out the dough into 3/4 inch thickness on a floured surface and cut of circles approximately 3 inches in diameter using a glass or cup. Allow the cut-out dough circles to stand for a further 10 minutes covered with a dish towel.

Heat the oil to 170°C . Lower the donuts 2 to 3 at a time into the hot oil and fry until they puff up and turn golden brown.

Remove the fried donuts from the oil with a slotted spoon and allow to drain on paper towels.

Allow the donuts to cool then fill them with jam using a decorating syringe with a long thin needle. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and enjoy!


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 ounces fresh yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 
  • 2 tbsp lukewarm milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 oz butter warm
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying

German jelly such as
raspberry, cherry,
plum or apricot

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