Monday, June 25, 2012

Red, White, & Blue Jelly-Filled Donuts

The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men representing the 13 colonies. The moment marked the beginning of all-out war against the British. The American Revolutionary War is said to have started in 1775, however. The Declaration was signed more than two years after Boston officials refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, fueling colonists to dump the tea into the harbor in what became the infamous Boston Tea Party.  You know what goes good with tea? Donuts.  These donuts courtesy of The Family Kitchen Blog are a beautiful combination of the red, white, & blue. Wonderful table appeal for Independence Day parties!

oil for frying
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons water
blue sprinkles

1/2 cup raspberry or strawberry jam

Heat 4-5″ oil in a medium-sized saucepan to 350 degrees F. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Mix in sour cream and then fold in heavy cream to make a soft dough. If the dough seems a bit dry, add in a bit more cream, one tablespoon at a time.
Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out until it is 3/4-1″ high. Using a small round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out donut “holes.”
Fry for 60-90 seconds in 350-degree oil or until golden brown, and then flip and fry an additional 60 seconds. Drain on a wire rack with a brown paper bag.
While the donuts are still warm, mix together powdered sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of water, just enough to make a thick glaze, about the consistency of white glue, except must better tasting. Dip one end of the donut into the glaze and immediately dust with blue sprinkles.
Using a pastry bag fitted with a medium-sized round tip, insert the tip into one side of the donut just under the glaze and pipe about 1 teaspoon of jam into the center of the donut. Place on wire rack for glaze to set. Eat whenever you please.

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