2 cups Flour
½ cup Sugar (for dipping)
¼ cup water, warm
¼ cup whole milk, room temperature
3-4 Tablespoons Jelly, jam or fruit spread
2 1/2 Tablespoons (for dough)
2 ½ Tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 ½ egg yolk (save the egg whites)
1 package of active dry yeast
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix warm water , a sprinkle of sugar and yeast in small bowl with folk and let it develop foam on top. This should take about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl add the milk, butter, salt, 2 Tablespoons sugar, egg yolks, and most of the flour. Next add the yeast mixture and vanilla extract to bowl.
Using a hand mixer mix on low until everything starts to come together. Add rest of the flour and mix until everything starts to come together again.
Stop mixing and scrap dough off beaters. Lightly knead dough in the bowl until smooth and form gently into a ball.
Lightly mist bowl with oil and run dough ball around bowl lightly coating it with oil. Cover with clean kitchen towel and let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Cut dough in half, leave half in bowl and cover it back up with towel. On a lightly floured cutting board roll out dough until ¼ inch thick.
Using a 2 ½ inch biscuit, donut cutter or like I do a random cup, cut out 4 rounds, gather up dough roll it out again and cut out 4 more rounds. Add about 1 teaspoon of jelly to half the rounds.
Brush reserved egg white around the edges of the halves with the jelly and cover each on with another half of dough. Pinch the edges closed tightly and set on a parchment lined or silicone mat baking sheet.
Now repeat this process with other half of dough.
Cover donuts lightly with plastic wrap and then the kitchen towel and let them rise another hour.
Prepare a plate with paper towels and another plate for donuts before frying. Also have your bowl with sugar ready.
Fill a small to medium pot halfway up with vegetable oil. Heat oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Carefully fry donuts 1 or 2 at a time using folks or spoons to flip until they're deep golden brown. Remove to paper towel and let them sit for 30 seconds then coat in sugar and then place on second plate. Repeat with remaining donuts. Enjoy.