homemade jelly doughnuts and a hamilton beach flex brew giveaway
I can’t think of anything that goes better with a cup of coffee than a homemade jelly doughnut
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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