10 Jam Doughnuts
Give your creation a name – and tell us about your recipe.
Raised Doughnuts via St. John's Ladies Aid. Recipe as follows:
1/4 sugar, 1 cup milk, 3 eggs, 1/2 cup melted shortening, 1 cake yeast, 3 cups flour (if whole eggs are used, use 3 1/2 cups flour), 1 tsp. salt. Dissolve yeast in warm milk, combine all ingredients. Knead lightly. Place in refrigerator overnight. Roll, cut, let rise at room temperature until double in size. Fry in deep fat.
Now that you’ve survived this challenge, what words of wisdom can you share?
Don't let that extra dough go to waste! Making doughnut holes is a good way to test your oil temperature. I should've started heating the oil a little sooner, though, as I think these got a bit poofy, but it didn't affect their taste at all. I used the extra raspberry jam I made for the last challenge to fill them. Yum!
Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist.
I inherited my great-grandma's cookbooks from the Lutheran church I grew up in in Auburndale, Wisconsin. This particular book is nearly 60 years old and the recipes are quite basic leaving you to figure out general things like oven temperature. My grandma spent every Saturday baking for the week and would often make doughnuts. I personally loved the glazed ones as I would run my fingers across the pan to catch all the excess drippings. 🙂
How did you do?