How to Inject Jelly Into a Doughnut

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How to Inject Jelly Into a Doughnut
Hole-less doughnuts are filled with jelly for a sweet treat. (Media Bank/ Images)

Doughnuts are sweet yeast-risen treats that are recognisable by their circular shape and hole in the middle. Filled doughnuts begin with a hole-less doughnut. Cut in a square or round shape with cookie or biscuit cutters, the yeast dough is fried and cooled the same as a typical doughnut and then a jelly centre is added. With the right equipment and the right technique, jelly-filled doughnuts can be made at home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Doughnuts without holes
  • Jelly
  • Pastry syringe
  • Injector nozzle

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  1. 1

    Select an injection nozzle and attach it to your pastry syringe. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.

  2. 2

    Fill the pastry syringe with your favourite flavour of jelly or jam.

  3. 3

    Poke the tip of the nozzle into the side of the hole-less doughnut and press about a teaspoon of jelly into the doughnut.

  4. 4

    Remove the nozzle and repeat with other doughnuts.

Tips and warnings

  • Instead of a pastry syringe, you can use a standard pastry bag and select a long, narrow tip.
  • Vary flavours by injecting vanilla, chocolate or caramel custard; peanut butter and jelly; chocolate and hazelnut spread or lemon curd into the doughnut.
  • Top the doughnut with icing sugar while hot from the fat or pour a sugar glaze over the top. For a Boston cream pie doughnut, top a vanilla custard doughnut with chocolate glaze or a ganache. Sprinkles may also be added.
  • Follow all safety guidelines when deep-frying doughnuts. Hot fat can cause burns.

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