Soft and fluffy twisted donuts, crispy on the outside and stuffed full of Nutella. Really delicious and so quick and easy to make (only one 15 minute rise needed!), these Filipino fried treats will not disappoint!
I have to warn you, these twisted donuts are dangerous! They’re yeast risen but they take hardly any time at all to make, you only need one 15 minute rise – something this delicious just shouldn’t be so easy to make, it’s not good for my waistline! These amazing fried treats were introduced to me by my good friend, Jhuls, who blogs over at The Not So Creative Cook. Don’t let the name fool you, she’s very creative and has some incredible recipes, make sure you check them out. When I saw her Shakoy recipe it went straight to the top of my “MUST make” list. This is Jhuls’ recipe that I have adapted, and I use the word “adapt” very loosely, the only real difference I made is I stuffed them with Nutella – because it’s been too long since I made anything with Nutella!
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You know what I love? Donuts! You know what I don’t love? Piping hot oil! It’s not because I’m all about being healthy (I mean, have you seen my blog?!) I’m just an incredibly clumsy person, me and hot oil don’t mix too well – you might say we’re like water and oil (sorry, that was a terrible joke!). That’s why I love baked donuts, they’re just as yummy as fried donuts but less burns!
These yummy jam donuts are week 8 of my GBBO challenge, the theme being advanced dough. It was also the quarter final and the week my favourite contestant left the tent!
I’m going to give you an insight into my brain – it was 1:30am and I couldn’t sleep and was feeling very antsy, so what do I do? Read a book? Watch some television? Nope! I got up and made some donut dough! It seemed to do the trick at least. Normally you would leave this dough to rise in a warm place for an hour or so, but since I wasn’t about to stay up all night making donuts (I may be crazy, but I’m not that crazy!) I left mine to do it’s first rise in the fridge overnight. Having it rise in the fridge slowed down the yeast so it didn’t over prove. The second rise, or actual proving, I did at room temperature and it left me with a perfect donut.
Today is Great British Bake Off day! Yay! And tonight’s theme is advanced dough and they are making donuts, so I figured today is the best day to post these yummy treats! This isn’t my entry for advanced dough week, I have something else planned for that. These are just to celebrate it being Wednesday aka GBBO day! If you watch tonight’s episode, I’d love to hear your thoughts on who baked well and the choices of star baker and who got sent home!
I love donuts. Who doesn’t love donuts? Are there people in the world that don’t like happiness? Anything is possible I guess! I have made baked donuts before, which were yummy but let’s be honest with ourselves, nothing beats the real fried dough! I’d never made real donuts because frankly I was terrified of all that hot oil, I’m the kind of person that falls UP the stairs so I thought if I was in charge of that much hot oil I’d end up burning my face off somehow. But then Stephanie at The Cozy Cook posted her glazed donuts and everything changed! I was drooling over her photos and just couldn’t resist her literal mountain of donuts and decided to throw caution to the wind and give them a go, after some advice from her!
Oh, what can I say about these little drops of heaven that doesn’t sound like some inappropriate love poem? They are probably some of the best things I’ve ever baked, and I’ve baked a lot of great things (who needs modesty, right?). Unfortunately I can’t claim the credit for this recipe, it’s from the wonderful Sally’s Baking Addiction. The only changes I made was I made them in mini form and used plain flour!