Peach-Filled Baked Donuts
Baked Donuts bring that incredibly soft, airy and melt-in-you-mouth delicious flavor and texture together. This homemade donut recipe is easy and always impresses! Leave a little jam oozing out from the center to showcase the filling. And yes, you can use other fruit jam fillings, too!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour divided,
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast quick acting (1 packet = 7 grams)
- 2/3 cup milk warmed to 110˚F
- 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted, divided
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Jam filling ingredients
- 1 pound peaches about 3-4 medium peaches, pitted, peeled, and diced into small pieces
- ½ cup sugar more or less, depending on sweetness of peaches
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Ingredients to finish donuts
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar to roll donuts
Make the donuts.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the instant yeast and salt.
Add warm milk, 3 Tbsp melted butter, the egg yolks and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine well.
Cover with plastic wrap and rest at room temperature 10 minutes, until bubbles form on the surface of the batter.
Add remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, adding just enough until dough holds together and no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl.
Knead in the bowl 5 minutes. If dough is really sticking to your hands, dust lightly with flour then continue kneading with clean dry hands.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a 100˚F oven for 45 min or at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size.
Make the filling.
While dough rises, mix together the jam filling. Begin by combining the peach pieces and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over med-high heat. Use a spatula or masher to crush peaches while they cook.
Reduce heat to medium. Stir in sugar.
Bring mixture back to a boil. Continue to boil until mixture thickens, about 10-20 minutes.
Allow jam filling to cool while you bake the donuts.
Bake the donuts.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375˚F with rack in the center of the oven.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll the dough out to just under 1/2” thick. Cut circles using a 2 1/2 inch round cookie cutter. Re-roll scraps if needed to make 12 donuts total. .
Place donuts on prepared baking sheet, cover with a tea towel and let rise in a 100˚F oven for 20 min or at room temperature 45 min, or until puffed.
Bake uncovered in the center of a preheated oven at 375˚F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden on top
Right out of the oven, brush each hot bun all over with remaining 1 Tbsp melted butter and roll in a bowl of sugar to lightly coat each one.
Cut a deep slit in the side of each donut and pipe jam with a pastry bag into each one.
Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 305IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg