homemade jelly doughnuts and a hamilton beach flex brew giveaway

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I can’t think of anything that goes better with a cup of coffee than a homemade jelly doughnut

homemade jelly doughnuts


I am what some would say a coffee addict.

I need my morning coffee before I do anything else.

I have at least two cups before I eat my breakfast, and I usually have at least two more after that. 

I can drink coffee after dinner and have absolutely NO trouble at all falling asleep.

I may not be up to Lorelai Gilmore status, but I love my coffee.

homemade jelly doughnuts

For the last few years we’ve been using k-cups, and while I love the convenience, I was missing making a pot of coffee. I love grinding the beans, and I always add a sprinkle of cinnamon before brewing. I love smelling the brewing pot while still upstairs. I missed all of these.

That’s what makes the Hamilton Beach Flexbrew so brilliant. You get the best of both. I can make a cup using the same k-cups I’ve always used, or brew  an entire pot. I can  even program it to be ready when we wake up.

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew

Like I said I need coffee before doing anything, and that includes making coffee.

And even though I don’t make or eat them very often, nothing, and I mean nothing, goes better with a cup of coffee than a doughnut, and jelly are hands down my favorite.

homemade jelly doughnuts

Our local bakery makes wonderful doughnuts, but any time I have ever gone in, they are out of jelly. Sometimes they have one leftover, and Stella and I end up fighting over who gets it – she always wins , but usually we’re pure out of luck.

SO  naturally I made my own.

Good thing they take some time to make, or else I’d be eating homemade jelly doughnuts  all. the. time.

homemade jelly doughnuts


homemade jelly doughnuts


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 envelope pf active dry yeast (I use Red Star Platinum)
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • jam or jelly for filling
  • oil for frying


  • to make the dough -
  • bring the milk to a simmer
  • remove from the heat and add the sugar,, salt, and butter
  • stir, allowing the butter to melt, and cool slightly
  • pour the milk into a large bowl of a stand mixer
  • add 2 1/2 cups of the flour, the yeast, and the eggs
  • stir until combined
  • switch to the bread hook, add another cup of flour and knead until you have a smooth ball of dough
  • move dough to a larger bowl, dust lightly with flour, and cover with a clean kitchen towel to rise
  • once the dough has doubled (about 1 - 1 1/2 hours), move to a floured work surface
  • roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness
  • cut using a 2 inch circle
  • gently stretch each circle to 2 1/2 inches, place 1 tsp jelly or jam in the center and cover with another circle of dough
  • press edges firmly, stretching to about 3 inches
  • cut with a 2 1/2 inch circle cutter to fully seal the edges, and set aside on a floured surface
  • cover doughnuts with a kitchen towel to rise 30 minutes
  • in a large pot, heat oil to 375 F.
  • fry doughnuts in batches of 2 - until golden brown and puffy - about 2 minutes
  • drain on paper towels
  • dust with powdered sugar


homemade jelly doughnuts

I am SO in love with my FlexBrew, and Hamilton Beach is giving away a flexbrew to one of you (enter below)

I received a FlexBrew from Hamilton Beach for review, but all opinions are 100% mine