Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fruit Filled Oven Baked Donuts

I never thought to take pictures so I had the tops on and sealed when I did remember LOL

1 package dry yeast(1 scant tablespoon)
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup lukewarm water
3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour(approximately)
1 cup lukewarm skim milk
1 large egg
1 eggyolk
pinch of salt
grated zest of one lemon
3 tablespoons reduced fat butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup cherry pie filling, jam, or whichever fruit preserve you prefer
confectioner's or granulated sugar for sprinkling

1. Dissolve the yeast and 1 tablespoon of the sugar in the water.
2. Put the flour in the bowl of a food processor equipped with a steel blade. Add the dissolved yeast, milk, egg, egg yolk, salt, lemon zest and the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Process until blended. Add the butter and process until the dough becomes sticky yet elastic. ( I needed to add more)

3. Remove the dough to a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for at least an hour. If you want to prepare the dough in advance, place it in the refrigerator overnight, then let it warm to room temperature before rolling and cutting.

4. Grease and dust flour onto 2 cookie sheets. Dust a pastry board with flour. Roll the dough out to a 1/2-inch thickness. Using the top of a glass as a cutter, Cut into a dozen 3-inch rounds. Spoon 1 teaspoon of fruit in the center of half of the rounds. Brush edges with a little water then top with remaining rounds of dough which also have been brushed with water. Press edges to seal. Place filled rounds on a floured baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. Cover filled rounds with towel and let rise for about an hour, until doubled in bulk. Place the balls about 1 to 1 1/2-inches apart on the greased cookie sheets. Cover and let rise 30 minutes more.

5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the doughnuts for 10 to 15 minutes or until they're golden. Remove from the oven and let cool.

6. Brush while warm with a bit of margarine or butter and sprinkle with confectioner's or granulated sugar.

It made me 10 filled donuts which aren`t too bad tasting at all. Haven`t tried one cold yet, but their nice while warm. I think I would add a bit more sugar next time to the dough for a sweet treat. These would also (without the sugar) be a great recipe to add a meat filling, cheese and veg or pizza filling instead!


Willie_W said...

Oh crap! My toothy resolutions just went out the window. LOVE doughnuts!

Jacran Cottage said...

Very yummy looking, Tea! You frequently post things that make my mouth water!!

I'm in England now, Tea, and was wondering if there was anything you'd like me to bring back for you. Then we'll have to get together when I get back home!!!
No, seriously, if you want me to bring something I'll do my best to fill your wish list.

PG said...

yum - my mouth is watering - such a good way of doing donuts for those of us who don't have a deep fat fryer. I shall try this. Thank you!

Janet said...

I've just added a few pounds just looking at these! They do look so yummy. If I could cook I'd try them but I would hate to think what they'd turn out like in my kitchen!!

ally said...

They look GOOD!!!!
I will try this! Really cool!

farmingfriends said...

These look delicious I will definately be trying these. Thanks for sharing.
Sara from farmingfriends

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Oh wow...your wedding is soon! How cool that you`re over in England now!
Hope you have a wondeful day and show us lots of pictures. That`s really sweet of you to offer, but my mind is blank LOL Just come back safe and a big smile on your face :)


Maureen said...

Loved the doughnut recipe and would like to try it but what is all pupose flour ?In England we have Plain or Self Raising which one is it ? Help!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What tempting pictures, your doughnuts look so delicious. Hmmm! Wish I could pop over and have tea with you. Marion

Willie_W said...

Methinks "all purpose" is like "plain" as the recipe includes yeast to raise the dough.

Rosie said...

Mmm...the doughnuts look wonderful - I feel hungry now:)

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

hi maureen :)

It would be like your plain flour because in this recipe you add yeast.
Thanks for visiting! Doesn`t seem to be a link over your name to visit your blog so maybe you don`t have one. I`d pop over if you did :)

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Willie....I think you`re right! Hadn`t read your comment before I commented!


cityfarmer said...

Just lost this seems a little foreign to me...however if I thought about it long enough I'd be givin' in~~

Sandy said... you package and mail these..cause I would like about three dozen....thank you...sandy (I wish)...

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Trying to get in shape right now. Guess I'll put it off until I do a batch of these!!
Thanks, they look scrumptious!

Rauf said...

Art of coocking is no less than the art of Michelangelo, Rembrandt Renoire or Beethoven Bach Mozart..

looks yumms T&M

Kathleen Grace said...

Delicious looking donuts. I will be using this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Tricia said... are killing me, i'm drooling all over myself!! Those look soooooooooo yummy and fresh!

I have to cool it with baked goods, my waistline is growing too big :(

smilnsigh said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sigh! Now you are just plain ol' *mean*!! Those look soooooooooooooo sinfully delicious! And all I can so is look.

-sigh- -sigh- -sigh- -sigh-



Niesz Vintage Home said...

Mmmmmmmm....Those look delicious!

I'll take a half dozen, please. :)


The Thrifty Blogger said...

These look so delicious! And being baked must mean they're better for you, eh? ;)

I've got to try that recipe with my granddaughter (4 yr. old) and she will just love putting in the filling. Thanks!

Sheila said...

Tea these look great, like the old fashioned ones I used to buy. I'd like to try them with cream cheese inside, as well as a little fruit filling..!
Thanks for the recipe..

Kahshe Cottager said...

Yummy .... And now my tummy is all rumbly! 8-)

Maureen said...

Lord I'm thick !!Don't have a blog honey ,I'm just a reader.

Gledwood said...

They look well yummie!!

lila said...

Those baked donuts look fantastic!
Wish it were a bit colder, I'd use the oven...I'll try to save this recipe for fall!

pussman said...

ooh my god 'I want to make this. Your blog is dangerous for hungry people!!
I love it:-)