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How unique!! I made them with my homemade strawberry jam, and you're right! I can't believe how good they are. Thanks for sharing.

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MizzNezz January 04, 2002

These were really good and easy to make. My son and his friend thought they were great! I made them using homemade whole wheat bread and homemade blueberry jelly. Yummmm. Also, because I hate to waste anything, I took the pieces of crust and dipped them in the leftover egg mixture and deep-fried them as you would french fries. I made a dip for them out of icing sugar, touch of milk, and a drop of butternut flavoring (any flavour would do). These were as good as the donuts!

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68Ranchero April 17, 2002

Bergy has asked that I give this recipe an unbiased test, since I do have experience in this area (recipe testing), and I was pleased to do so and had the following results. Jailhouse Doughnuts would have rated a full five from me based on taste, but the instructions could be a little more explicit so I chose a 4-star rating. The proportions of milk to egg were fine; I believe any less milk would result in too eggy a concoction. I lightly dipped each "sandwich" in the egg mixture, then slipped them into several inches of hot oil (375F) and deepfried for 2 mins per side; then placed them on paper towels to drain. They were quite crispy on the outside, and quite jammy (I used blueberry) on the inside; they did not remind me of french toast at all. They made for a lovely treat; I just wish they "looked" less like sandwiches :-) Perhaps a different cutting method would help. I believe the trick here is having enough deepfrying oil in your pot, and making sure it is at at least 375F before adding each new batch. Also, don't undercook; the one batch I specifically undercooked (at only 1 minute per side) was edible, but definitely not as good as the ones fried longer.

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Lennie January 24, 2002

If I made it again, I would still increase the proportion of egg a bit as I felt the egg mixture was a bit thin.

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Sharlene~W March 22, 2007

The name of these got me in. I found them to be really very good. I made them one night when I was having a sweet attack. They went down well in my family. I read prior ratings, and I think I know what went wrong for Sharlene~W and Chandra. I found I only needed to dip quite briefly into the egg mixture to get the right texture when cooked. If you leave it in the egg mixture to soak, they will come out mushy. I also think they work better with day old bread. I sprinkled with sugar when they were cooked. Thanks for the great recipe.

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Sam1 July 08, 2002

These were definitely not as good as I had hoped. Too mushy and too greasy.

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Chandra March 06, 2002

I had some guests coming over this evening, made these for them using raspberry jam. Needless to say, they loved them and took the recipe and went off home:) A very simple and quick recipe, I particularly like the name as well as the colour once these are done. Thank you for sharing this:)

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Charishma_Ramchandani January 02, 2002
Jailhouse Doughnuts