Simple Jam Donuts recipe

These super-simple jam donuts are so easy to make yet so delicious that you'll reach for this recipe time and time again. Warm crispy donuts are injected with the jam of your choice for a super-sweet treat.


  • 225g plain white bread flour
  • 100ml milk
  • 22g butter
  • 22g caster sugar
  • 15g yeast
  • 150g jam or more if you like your donuts very jammy
  • Oil for frying
  • Sugar for rolling


  1. Combine flour, milk, butter sugar and yeast in a bowl and mix together for a few minutes.

  2. Leave the mixture in a warm place, covered with a cloth, to prove - it should swell to twice its original size. Knock the dough back by hitting it and roll it into balls. Leave these to prove again until they have gotten bigger than they were when you first rolled them.

  3. Heat oil until hot enough for donuts to sizzle. Fry for a few minutes on each side until they float to the top, then turn over and fry on the other side.

  4. Roll the donuts in sugar.

  5. Heat the jam in a saucepan so that it is pourable. Put into a piping bag or bottle, then fill the donuts with about a tbsp. of jam each (depending on how big you made them). Serve.

Chocolate spread, custard or condensed milk would all work in place of jam in this recipe - it all depends on your personal preferences. This recipe serves six.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Reviews and Comments:

Comment by Ranti on 31st July 2013:

This donut recipe was so easy to make and it so delicious. Thank you!

Simple Jam Donuts photo by Andrew Norton
Simple Jam Donuts Review by Andrew Norton on 29th September 2012:

First time making donuts and these were very easy. I made a vegan version using soya milk and soya margerine. Lovely.

Simple Jam Donuts Review by Kevin on 13th August 2012:

Could you use creme eggs in this?