Jean from Madison, WI (2018 Week 7: Sweet Dough)




Madison, WI

Baking Challenge

10 Jam Doughnuts

Give your creation a name – and tell us about your recipe.

Elderberry Jelly Hockey Puck Doughnuts: I was about to use a recipe I found online in which I could bake the doughnuts (I have a fear of frying) when, lo and behold, nowhere in the recipe does it say when to add the butter and the eggs. So, off I went in search of a different recipe, but used the baking instructions from the first.

Now that you’ve survived this challenge, what words of wisdom can you share?

USE THE FRESHEST YEAST POSSIBLE. My significant other says these are Jam Biscuits (I agree.) And get the longer tip so as to fill the ENTIRE doughnut with jelly goodness (not just one side). Lastly, don't be confident about the baking time and frolic off to other fun things like washing piles of dishes without checking the progress from time to time!

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist.

Wisconsin butter, eggs. My Wisconsin daughter gifted me the jam. . . does that count?

How did you do?

It’s not pretty, but it’s edible.