I made these for a 7th grade school project. The whole class loved them. I poked a hole in the doughnut and used mom's cake decorating bags and icing tips to squeeze the jelly in them.
These are heavenly!! The dough is a pleasure to use. The end product is fantastic. I filled some with strawberry jam/rolled in powdered sugar; some with homemade applesauce/rolled in cinn/sugar; & the rest were filled with a chocolate creme filling/rolled in powdered sugar. Next time I WILL make a double batch. Hats off to Mirj.
I can't say anything about the dough but I can tell you how you can put the jam in before frying. When the dough is ready, roll it out on floured surface to about 1/2 inch. You will have to do it in two batches.Use top of glass or cookie cutter to cut circles. Put 1/2 of tsp of jam on half of the circles, cover with the other half of circles, flatten edges a little bit and cut it out with the same cutter. Check if the cutting sealed the edge. And now it's ready to be fried with the jam already inside. It should have a yellow strip in the middle as when frying it flows in the oil and the middle is a little bit above oil level.
i might try it a little later but it sounds really good
I make these every year, sorry I never posted a review. I also follow Mirj's advice about leaving the dough in the fridge and pinching off a bit each night. I've tried many ways to fill them and find that an (unused) medicine dropper like those in baby tylenol work well. I love mine with preserves, but my kids and husband insist on filling them with frosting. (I know, not the most traditional thing, but hey, it's fried and that's what matters!) Thanks so much. While everyone else gets store bought Munchkins, we get to brag that our's are homemade. Thanks so much for posting this. It makes something that sounds complicated so very simple.
Awesome Mirj. Very easy. I left out the jelly and used chocolate ganache, white chocolate and dulce de'leche. Am going to post a photo. Thanks.
This recipe didn't work. The dough was too sticky and needed a lot more flour. The oil was too hot at 375 and burned the donuts. The recommended size of the donut balls was too big.
These were ok. I was expecting them to be a bit more tasty than they were but they served us well enough for their purpose. Helpful Hint: Go to your local Pharmacy and ask for a plastic syringe to inject the jelly into the doughnuts. Happy Chanukkah
What fun! Jelly donuts like I remember from my childhood in New York. My only change--to use strawberry jam to fill the m. Lovely, Mirj! Thank you.
I made this for my Judaism in the Common Era class on my presentation day - I'm not sure if it helped my marks any, but it sure made me popular. Labour intensive, but tasty. Thanks!