Christmas – the only time of year when eating anything and everything is perfectly acceptable.
So, to add to your indulgent Christmas spread, why not impress guests or loved ones with a seriously soft, warm homemade doughnut filled with fresh and sweet blackcurrant jam?
Better yet, they are super simple to make, and taste just as good as a patisserie bought one (or, maybe, even better).
Duration: 2.5 Hours | Difficulty: Easy | Servings: 4
1 jar of Bonne Maman Blackcurrant Conserve
350g of plain flour (plus extra to flour bench surface)
75g caster sugar (plus extra to cover outside of doughnuts)
2 egg yolks
7g dried yeast
1 vanilla bean pod
Vegetable or canola oil to fry
1. Heat up the milk on the stovetop until it’s lukewarm. In a bowl add the lukewarm milk to your yeast. Stir and leave to the side for approximately 10 minutes.
2. Using another mixing bowl, add 350g plain flour, 75g caster sugar and 2 egg yolks. Start mixing together, intermittently adding your milk and yeast mixture. Once combined, leave to rest for 10 minutes.
3. After it has rested, give it another mix for approximately 3 minutes until it becomes a dough-like consistency.
4. Spray or drizzle a bowl with olive oil. Shape dough into a ball, coat in the olive oil in the bowl. Cover the bowl in cling film and leave to rise (preferably in a warm spot) for 2 hours.
5. After 2 hours, tip your dough out onto a floured surface. Stretch your dough out into a rectangle (don’t use a rolling pin as you don’t want to knock too much air out).
6. Next, use a circular cutter or a glass to cut circles into your dough. Set your dough circles aside on an oven rack with a tea towel over the top for 30 minutes to rise again.
7. Cover the bottom of a plate or shallow bowl with caster sugar. Scrape the vanilla seeds out of the pods and put through the caster sugar. Then set aside.
8. Pour the Bonne Maman Blackcurrant Conserve into a piping back or make a DIY piping bag by pouring into the corner of a sandwich bag.
9. Using your vegetable or canola oil, head it up in a pot up to 180C. Add in doughnuts in small batches, continuously flipping with 2 forks or a slotted spoon so they brown nicely on each side. This process should take approximately 2 minutes per doughnut. Remove and repeat with remaining batter.
10. Once they have slightly cooled, roll doughnuts in the vanilla sugar. Set aside.
11. Finally, using a knife, make a hole in the side of the doughnut. Using your piping bag, cut a small hole in the corner, put the corner into the hole in the doughnut and fill with jam. Then enjoy your masterpiece!
For other delicious jam-filled recipes be sure to check out Bonne Maman’s site.
Want to kick off your Christmas morning right? Be sure to try our Whole-Grain Oat Shakshuka recipe for a hearty start! Or, if you’re on the run, why not whip up a batch of Passionfruit and Chia Whole-Grain Muffins?