Wednesday, December 18, 2013

AFF West Asia - Cranberry Jelly Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

Honestly, I was not too thrilled with this month's Asian Food Fest (AFF)
I never fancy Middle East food. I don't even like kebab! (Is that Middle East food? LOL)
I do like pita bread though. That's in fact the only food I know originated from Middle East
That's last month
This month I learnt that I might like some of the dishes and munches
So, this is the first one I tried. A snack my kids always love. Doughnuts :)
If not because of AFF, I wouldn't know that this is a Middle East snack :)

Recipe is from HERE
What you need:
2 tsp instant yeast
40g sugar
6 tbsp water
2 tbsp orange juice
40g unsalted butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt
315g bread flour
2 egg yolks
homemade cranberry jam (***recipe below)
icing sugar to sprinkle
  1. Combine sugar, water, orange juice and yeast together. Let stand for 10 minutes til frothy
  2. Add in melted butter to the yeast mixture, followed by egg yolk
  3. Pour the mixture into bread machine pan and then add in flour and salt
  4. Let the machine does its job til the first proofing done
  5. If you choose to proof outside, let it do so for one hour til doubled in size, covered with damp kitchen towel
  6. Lightly flour working surface. Roll out dough into 1/4"thick, cut out in circles about 5cm diameter. Rest the circle for 30mins covered with damp kitchen towel
  7. Heat some oil in a saucepan, add doughnut dough in batches and fry til golden brown, turning once
  8. Drain on kitchen paper and let cool completely
  9. To fill in the doughnuts with jam, slit an opening at the sides of the doughnuts, spoon in adequate amount of cranberry jam and dust with icing sugar before serving
Before dusting with icing sugar. Looks like hamburger to me LOL


***Homemade cranberry jam

What you need:

200g fresh/frozen cranberries
240g sugar
200ml water

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to boil and then simmer over low heat for 30 minutes til slightly thickened. Stir occasionally
  2. Jam will further thickens after cooling down
  3. Cool down completely before using. Keep in a clean glass container and refrigerated

Looks like Pac-Man huh? LOL


This post is for Asian Food Fest - West Asia hosted by Shannon of Just As Delish

Also to me this is a great choice for Christmas treat. Hence my submission to Baby Sumo's Christmas Recipe Collection 2013 hosted by hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out


  1. oh wow.. i didn't know that was A middle east cuisine as well!! this looks really fluffy and good!

  2. I made these too, it was pretty easy and delicious as well:) Yours have much more filling than mine:D

  3. Sounds like a yummy treat... cranberries definitely makes this very festive!

  4. The texture looks more like donuts. Must be good with the cranberry jam and icing!

  5. It does look like the fried macaroons with jam as fillings. Delicious.



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