Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Baking Recipe: Peanut Butter & Jelly Doughnuts

It's now doughnut time.. What could be screaming in my head? Peanut Butter and Jelly of course. This was also another staple breakfast I had as a child. Looks like this week's gonna be a lot about dough huh? Yes.. I admit.. I really am addicted in kneading dough right now. Well of course we can always use the Kitchen Aid dough hook. But then... I don't know why I like giving myself more work. I do it manually.. Yup.. you got that right. I mix the batter with a wooden spoon etc. Bottom line, I really do enjoy getting my hands dirty.. doing all the work. It's sticky but at the end, you really get a soft, elastic and smooth dough. The feeling is FANTASTIC. Do try it some time to release some stress if needed ;).

This time round, the recipe is adapted from another fellow blogger who's also on FoodBuzz [drumrolls..] Recipe's from Lindsey at Gingerbread Bagels. How cute is that? In fact this was part of the Daring Baker's Challenge. Double fun!! I took on the challenge myself since I'm not part of the group. I cannot believe my eyes that I'm making doughnuts. I'm evolving.. Yeayyy!!

Okay, I think I wouldn't paste the recipe here, and would like to link it to Lindsey's blog instead. So for recipe, click here. However, I will not leave you empty handed, and would like to share a couple of tips or what I thought about the recipe.

Here goes ;):

  • Recipe yields slightly more than 2 dozens of small-medium size doughnuts. Refer photos above. I'm not a big fan of large treats, and that could probably explain why I always get more out of what the recipe calls for.
  • I made 20 medium doughnuts, and the remainder is a surprise. Will share with you more on that later on.
  • If using a wooden spoon to mix flour and yeast, that requires a little arm strength. Persevere, as you just need to make sure the mixture combines together. Flour your work surface and hands with adequate flour. Knead the dough for about 5-10 minutes [usually close to 10 minutes] or until when is no longer sticky but elastic and smooth to touch. Work with a timer if that helps as I find that useful.
  • Make sure to always cover dough with damp cloth or I prefer a cling film wrapped tightly around the bowl and rest dough according to suggested time to allow it to rise.
  • If you do not have a cooking termometer, and not sure if oil is hot enough? Take a tiny rolled dough and drop it into the oil. If it sizzles and floats up, your oil is ready to go.
  • While frying the doughnuts, if you notice they are burning faster, turn down the heat. Then turn it back up if it cools down too much. I suggest fry 1 at a time. This way you can control how golden the doughnut turns out. Also it gives you enough room to take out the doughnut if it starts burning.
  • Taste your peanut butter filling. I don't really like my treats overly sweet, so I always keep it to a minimal amount of powdered sugar as suggested. Use a small knife to make a small hole in the doughnut, piping bag and a regular Wilton tip to pipe filling. Clean off excess filling so it does not spill out.
At the end, you will get a light crispy soft chewy doughnut [YummmmMmm..]. Enjoy!!



  1. Now that sounds delicious! I eat peanut butter and jelly on toast most every morning with breakfast.
    This sounds like a great alternative!

  2. Oh wow- these look fabulous. What an ingenious idea!

  3. Hey Curt! Thanks for stopping by. Welcome to FOODBUZZ btw.. PB&J indeed is a great pick me up in the morning. Altough this is slightly more work.. however it's worth it. Cheers, Jo

  4. Rachel: Thanks :).. hopefully you do try them with your family. Be prepared as they might ask for more ;p.

    Lolly: I like the sound of your blog name.. it's definitely up my alley. Will be buzzing you shortly.

    Thanks for visiting!


  5. Ohh this looks dangerously delicious..so tempting!!! Your pictures are beautiful!

  6. These look incredible! Lovely photos :) I wish I could have been at your house this morning for breakfast!

  7. I have just discovered Daring Cooks and think it's a terrific idea. These look fantasy and I can't wait to try my own.

  8. Those look so good. PB&J is such a great combo and in a donut?....YUM! I love gingerbread bagels blog, too1

  9. Sandra: PB&J is calling out to you now. Hopefully you will make some of the little doughnuts together with your daughter.

    Kelly: I'll be more than happy to have you around for breakfast. Sharing the love is good ;p.

    Ann: Doughnuts or donuts.. either way they are such sinful suckers..hahahaha.... If you do make them you can trim down the amount of sugar. Isn't her blog sweet looking? I like it a lot too..

    Thanks for stopping by everyone!!

    xoxo, Jo

    Kate: Oh wow.. Daring Cooks? I was tempted to signed up with Daring Bakers. However, I fear that I do not have the time or may have problem looking for some ingredients. All the best!!

    Kate@Diethood: PB&J is a matchmade couple in heaven. Definitely delicious and you will certainly be asking for more.. LOLs

  10. That doughnut looks like a wholesome airy bite!
    I always love kneading with hand, no problems with over kneading, plus the sweat makes a great after taste ;P Hahaha.

  11. Pierre: It's really a great recipe. Certainly was a hit with my bro and his extended family. LOL.. erm sweat? I think you can call that extra LOVE.. hehehehe... Do try it ok?

  12. What awesome donuts! Every now and then I remind myself of how awesome a PB&J can be and fall in love with them all over again - in donut form Im sure its addictive :)

  13. A yummy kiddie/grown up treat!

  14. Just thought I stop in from foodbuzz to check out your blog and I stumbled upon this little gem! Cannot wait to make these donuts, thanks so so much :)

  15. I love peanut butter and jelly, and now it's turned into a PB&J a doughnut?? No way! It's too good to be true!! :) This looks amazing. Great job.


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