Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More Doughnuts!!!

I know, I know, National Doughnut Day was last week.

But these deserve their own special day; today June 8th is.....

National Jelly Filled Doughnut Day!!!!!!!!

See, Jelly Doughnuts are so special that they get their own special day in order to set them apart from the crowd.

Whether you call them sufganiya in Israel, kobliha in the Czech Republic, munkki in Finland, bolas de Berlim in Brazil, they are still the pinacle of the doughnut world and deserve the star treatment.

Go get or make some today!

Now to make your very own jelly doughnuts at home, check out Southern Plate for a complete recipe including a photo essay on the complete procedure.

Quick and Easy Jelly Filled Doughnuts

1 can biscuits (make sure you don’t get the flaky layers type)
1 can store bought frosting (vanilla, so you can tint it)
Vegetable oil
Jam, jelly, or preserves

Pour oil to a depth of about 1/2 ” in a large skillet. Heat on medium to medium high for several minutes, until oil is good and hot. Drop biscuits into oil and turn when they brown, this will happen very quickly. After they are browned on both sides, remove to paper towel lined plate.

Place jam into bag equipped with icing tip. You can also use a syringe or just use the jelly bottle (if you got the squeeze variety). Stick the tip into a doughnut and gently squeeze. Repeat with all doughnuts.

Place 1/2 can of frosting into bowl and add a few drops of your favorite food coloring. Stir well. Heat in microwave for about thirty to forty five seconds, to make a glaze. Dip the top of each doughnut into the glaze and set aside to dry. Top with sprinkles. 

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Southern Plate

For those of you more mischievous

The folks over at Instructables have come up with their own version of a Jelly Doughnut "Surprise"!

Check it out HERE

They look like the real deal, but wait.

So, the next time you leave a box of doughnuts in the "break room" at work, be sure to sabotage the box by sneaking one of these "surprise" packages among the real ones.


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