Heart-shaped Jam Doughnuts Rolled in Pink Sugar

by Laura on February 12, 2011

It doesn’t happen to me very often anymore—the last time was a disastrous shepherd’s pie over which we spent half an hour literally doubled over in laughter while making up alternate names for the recipe before we chucked it in the bin and headed to a restaurant for dinner—but I still have flops here and there.  I have never made yeast doughnuts before, and perhaps this is what a homemade yeast doughnut is supposed to taste like, but I had higher hopes.  When I began making the dough, I was envisioning a pillow of pastry, light and airy and almost weightless, the kind of doughnut that defies the logic of its size.  These are dense and a little chewy, somewhere between a deep-fried ciabatta and a Pullman loaf.  They taste nice, but they don’t belong in a Krispy Kreme lineup.

I thought these might be sweet for Valentine’s Day, a breakfast-in-bed surprise for someone who loves doughnuts.  So I used a small heart-shaped cutter, filled them with good seedless raspberry jam, and rolled them in pink sugar.  They are awfully sweet.  Serve them warm with a cup of strong coffee or a glass of ice cold milk.  And if you give them a whirl with loftier results, send me your tips.

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1 William Nolan February 13, 2011 at 9:39 am

Oh! These look delicious.

2 Laura February 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Thanks, Will! You’re sweet.

3 Kris Jacobson February 14, 2011 at 10:09 am

Oh man!

4 Sophia February 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm


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