Quick and Easy Jelly Filled Doughnuts
Special thanks to Tina of Mommy’s Kitchen for letting me know that today is National Jelly Filled Doughnut Day! She even suggested I re-post this in honor of such a prestigious holiday. As I am working on a tutorial for tomorrow and didn’t have anything to post today, I decided to take her up on her advice! Hope you enjoy these! Gratefully, Christy
Those of you who have been reading Southern Plate for a while know how important I think it is to get your kids involved in cooking from time to time. Not only is the time spent together invaluable, but it also helps build a sense of confidence, accomplishment, and is a great means to pass on your family’s culinary history.
You can tell I been talking to yankees today, can’t you? Here I am using them thar fancy words. What I mean is its a good time to let them know why you eat what you eat and why certain recipes and dishes are of importance to your family.
One of my readers, Lars, is an engineer who practices what I preach on a regular basis with his beautiful daughter, Melissa. Melissa is seven years old and already quite the cook! They’ve made Southern Plate’s Pecan Pie, Banana Bread, Chicken Planks, Chicken and Corn Casserole, and more!
Just this past weekend, the two of them made my Melt In Your Mouth Doughnuts and they were declared an instant hit. However, Melissa added that “next time, we’re going to make them jelly filled and iced with pink icing”. Lars sent me that comment on twitter and when he followed it with a head scratch, I had to laugh.
Hey Lars, you’re raising a young lady who knows what she wants!
I could tell that Lars likely didn’t know where to start with that one so I decided to run over to the grocery store and get the ingredients to show the both of them just how easy this would be.
Melissa, this tutorial is specially dedicated to you. I like how you think!
We’re going to need a can of biscuits, some store bought frosting, sprinkles and jelly.
Melissa wanted them iced pink so I got vanilla frosting. You can make this from scratch if you like but I wanted to keep this quick and easy for the kids. If you want a nice homemade icing that is quick, check out the one I used on this post.
Since Melissa wanted pink icing, I figured strawberry jam would be a good filling, too. This entire recipe is just a variation of my Melt In Your Mouth Doughnuts, so you might want to check out that post as well if you haven’t already!
Spoon about half of your can of frosting into a bowl and add a few drops of red food coloring.
Stir that up and heat it in the microwave for about thirty seconds to make a glaze out of it.
Set aside while you cook the doughnuts.
Place your biscuits in about half an inch of hot oil. Be sure and heat your oil for several minutes before you put your biscuits in so it will be hot enough! By the time you get them all in, they will likely be ready to turn so go ahead and turn them when the bottoms are brown.
I almost cooked these a little too long but they are just fine. I was paying attention to the camera and ended up actually sticking my fingertip into the oil as I added the biscuits. That was not a pleasant experience so instead of turning these when I should have, I was running my hand under cold water and….
oh alright, back to the doughnuts.
Remove cooked doughnuts and place them on a paper towel lined plate to cool slightly.
Now here is where we are going to get that jelly inside the doughnuts. There are two easy ways to do this. One is to use a syringe, like the one I have pictured (on top of the white bag, next to the metal icing tip). The other and the one I am using, is to just use a metal icing tip and a pastry bag. If you want, you can just cut the tip off of a plastic bag and insert your tip.
Alright Lars, really, you could just stick the nose of the jelly bottle (if you get squeeze jelly) into the side of the doughnut and squeeze that way, too. I guess if I were you, I’d just do it that way because it is the absolute easiest.
But I just used my pastry bag with the icing tip in it. Squeeze a little jelly into your bag.
Then insert the tip of your icing tip into the doughnut and squeeze gently.
me teimme sen!
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