Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Bread Machine Jelly Doughnuts (Frugal Food Thursday)

jelly doughnut
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The last two weeks, Frugal Food Thursday has featured healthy snacks - Spicy Roasted Chickpeas and Peppery Cauliflower Bites.  This week's recipe is much, much less healthy.

Sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts, are a traditional Israeli treat for Chanukah.  I had never made them for my family before this year, so I checked out, of all places,!  There was a traditional recipe for sufganiyot there, but it required the use of a stand mixer.  I don't have one, so I thought I'd try the recipe in my bread machine.

I love making dough in my breadmaker.  I regularly make pizza dough and challah in it.  I've also made French bread dough for garlic cheesy bread and bruschetta, and I've made cinnamon rolls with it.  So jelly doughnuts seemed like it would work, too!

I did find that I needed to add extra flour to the original recipe.  Otherwise, it worked out great!

To make it frugal, I used some of the mango jam that I made last June from the fruit from my backyard tree.  It also gave the jelly doughnuts a tropical flavor, perfect for celebrating Chanukah in Florida.

I also used powdered dry milk added to water in place of liquid milk for this recipe. I often do that for recipes. I buy a 25.6 oz box of dry milk at ALDI for about $5. Since I don't use it for drinking, it lasts a long time. I also use dry milk for my peanut butter balls recipe.


2 packets active dry yeast (1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon)
3/4 cup lukewarm water (105°F to 115°F)
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 cup milk
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon kosher salt
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup jam
4 cups vegetable oil
Powdered sugar

In the bread machine pan, mix the yeast, water, and sugar.  Allow to stand for 5 minutes.

Add the egg yolks, milk, butter, salt, flour, and cinnamon to the bread machine pan in the order that the manufacturer suggests.  Put pan in bread machine and set on dough cycle.  After a few minutes, check to see if the dough has formed a ball.  If it has not, add flour, a little at a time, until a ball has formed.  If the dough looks too dry, add water a tablespoon at a time until it is no longer dry looking.

Once dough cycle is complete, roll out dough 1/2" thick on a floured surface. Using a 2" biscuit cutter or a glass, cut out circles of dough.  Reroll and continue to cut circles of dough until all the dough is used up.  On half of the dough circles, put 1/2 teaspoon of jam in the middle of the circle.  Using the reserved eggs whites and a pastry brush, brush egg white around the jam onto the dough circles.  For each dough circle with jam, cover with an empty dough circle.  Pinch the edges of the doughnut to seal.

Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan to 350 degrees.  Fry the doughnuts, a few at a time, in the oil.  Once one side has turned golden brown, flip the doughnut to the other side.  Once both sides are golden brown, remove and place on a wire rack with a layer of paper towels underneath.  Once cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Makes about 24 sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts).

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Laurie Neverman, The Common Sense Woman December 21, 2011 at 11:47 PM  

Thanks for hosting, Laura. Today I linked up a recipe for homemade tortillas and quesedillas that can be made with leftover chicken:

Rene December 22, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

Yum! I do a weekly Budget friendly food post/link up on Mondays. It is up all week. I would LOVE for you to stop in and link up this post and or something else.

Have a great week, Rene

Home Canning | toolsforkitchens December 22, 2011 at 10:35 AM  

Happy Holidays, Laura! I made your spicy chickpeas last week and they were fabulous. I'm going to serve them as a side dish next time and think they'd be great with chicken or fish. I shared a 4 o’clock walnut cookies recipe, a Hungarian liptauer cheese recipe, and a buffalo chicken salad with blue cheese dressing recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great holiday week!

Miz Helen December 23, 2011 at 4:35 PM  

Oh Yum!
What an awesome treat, I just love Jelly Doughnuts and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have wonderful holidays!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Stacy December 26, 2011 at 9:18 AM  

Visiting from Faith and Family. These look really good! Thanks for sharing and hope you have had a joy filled Chanukah!

Anonymous,  December 26, 2011 at 3:25 PM  

Love donuts! I've never made them in a bread machine before!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! Thanks for linking up to Friday Food!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust December 29, 2011 at 10:33 PM  

Oh yum! Doughnuts are perfect. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday and have a Happy New Year!

Alea Milham January 2, 2012 at 11:18 PM  

These sound delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife January 3, 2012 at 3:07 AM  

I'm so pleased you shared this recipe! It sounds absolutely wonderful. I love the idea of using the bread machine to make the dough for these doughnuts. The mango jam sounds like a really nice twist as well. Thank you for sharing this recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop. I've shared it as one of my highlights from last week today. Happy New Year!

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