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When we go to Asda for our weekly shop, Agent M always asks if he can have a bag of the mini chocolate doughnut bites they sell. He loves taking them in his wee piece box for playtime.

I wondered how easy they would be to make but with a Jam variation.

So that's why J is for Jammie Doughnuts

Now, I'm just a normal wee mama. I'm certainly no Mary Berry (and have never claimed to be a domestic goddess) ... but i do try to make lots of nice little things. These doughnuts are a little tricky at first (probably for fear of burning myself on the seriously hot oil, so some of them didn't turn out quite as "pretty" as i might have wanted. The term "Alien Babies" was mentioned lol ... But at the end of the day, they tasted great and it gave us all a giggle.

You'll need
200g plain flour
250ml milk
4 tbs sugar plus extra for coating
3 tsp baking powder
1 egg, beaten
A cup of smooth jam, (at room temp)
Oil for frying

How to make
Mix the flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl then add the milk gradually and mix well. 

Once combined, add the beaten egg and give a final mix.
In a deep saucepan, heat the oil.

Using a big spoon, drop dollops of the mixture into the hot oil. Its really important that you do this one at a time so they don't stick together and careful not to burn yourself! 

Cook till golden brown then transfer to kitchen roll to remove the excess oil. *I cooked them in batches so that while the second lot was cooking i could add jam to the first lot.*

Using a piping bag and thin nozzle, pipe a 'splodge' of the jam in the center of each bite. *Its alot easier to use smooth jam as the bits will clog the nozzle and with the jam at room temp (or slightly warmer) it pipes without as much hassle as straight from the fridge ... trust me lol*.

You can roll the bites in a little sugar after adding the jam or serve as is. I gave Agent M one of each to try and predictably he liked the sugar coated ones.



And in the interest of full disclosure, I'd like to present you with the first batch of doughnuts ... affectionately named "Alien Babies" by Agent M




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9 comments

  1. Haha alien babies!! Those ones look like the battered bits we do for the fish! I've made doughnuts before and they turned out similar lol I haven't tried since but I think I may now! They look yummy! Xx

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    1. At least i'm not the only one to make wee weird ones lol ... Surprisingly Agent M refused to eat any of the proper ones cause he loved the Alien babies so much lol. Kids are mental :) xxx

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  2. omg those second ones really do look like alien babies don't they!
    The first ones though... I'm super impressed with that! Well done you. Not sure I've the nerve to have a go myself though.
    Thanks for linking up with the #WeekendBlogHop

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    1. Thanks for choosing this as the showcase for the Weekend Blog Hop. Was chuffed to bits to see my logo on your page :) and thanks again for co-hosting. I love the linky cause i find some great new blogs :) xxx

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  3. Alien babies is s great name for them! My issue is the oil cooking; it really irks me using loads of oil to fry for some reason!

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    1. It made me feel bad cause i knew Agent M would be eating them but as a one off, i rationalized it as a treat (plus i blotted as much oil off as i could with the kitchen roll).

      xxx

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  4. These look fab! Maybe the alien babies could be your speciality for Halloween :D
    Thanks for linking up with #SundayStars

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  5. These look delicious! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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  6. These look so delicious! But I had to laugh at the last photo! Something I would do haha! Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky

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