One of the best sweet treats in the world is a warm jam doughnut, covered in lip-smacking sugar. You can make them really easily in the bread machine - just follow this recipe.
- 600g bread flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 3 tbsp. butter, melted
- 1 egg
- 5 tbsp. water
- 225ml warm milk
- 1 tbsp. dried active baking yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 250g jam or curd, any flavour
- 2 litres groundnut or rapeseed oil to fry
Put the flour, sugar, butter, egg, water, milk, yeast, nutmeg and salt into the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set machine to the Sweet Dough cycle. Once completed, turn out onto a floured worktop, cover and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Roll out to 1/2cm, then use a 6cm cutter to cut out approximately 48 rounds. Put a tsp. of jam into the centre of half of the rounds, moisten the edges with water, then top with the rest of the rounds. Pinch round the edges to seal tightly.
Put the doughnuts onto greased baking trays, cover, then rise for 45 minutes.
To cook, heat oil in a deep fat fryer or large saucepan. Be very careful when cooking with hot oil. Heat oil to 180C, then cook the doughnuts in one layer at a time for 2-3 minutes on either side until golden brown - there should be a slight ring around the middle.
Remove from the oil very carefully. Drain on kitchen paper, then roll in caster sugar.