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Weird-shaped jelly doughnuts

I tried making Sufganiot (a kind of jelly doughnut) this Hanukkah, and ran into a problem. I've let the dough rise, made balls, then let them rise again. However, all balls split along the seam lines (...
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How long and at what temperature and with what oil should doughnuts be fried?

I just gave this recipe a try and the results were as follows: The first doughnuts to be fried, sat in for the full time period listed in the recipe (3 minutes each side) and came out nearly black. ...
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Which oil is best for Zeppole? [duplicate]

Which oil is best for frying Italian doughnuts?
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Frying donuts split along the sides

So, I rolled out some lovely old-fashioned donuts and cut them out... got my oil to 340... and proceeded to fry them. Instead of lovely “blistering” at the top of the donut, mine seemed to split along ...
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Water content in beignet dough

When I add the indicated amount of water to my beignet recipe, I end up with humid flour: not enough moisture to form a dough of any kind. It seems apparent to me some minor adjustment to the water is ...
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why does doughnut powdered sugar seem cool?

Why does the powdered sugar which coats the outside of powdered sugar doughnuts give that amazing cool sensation on your tongue, when the powdered sugar in the box I buy from the supermarket does not? ...
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Why are jelly donuts usually raspberry flavored

Why are jelly donuts filled with raspberry flavored jelly unless specified otherwise. There are lemon filled, strawberry filled, etc but if you just ask for a "jelly donut" it will be raspberry ...
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Keeping Donuts fresh

Is there a way to preserve donuts and sell them in retail packaging, similar to how you would buy chips and cookies at the supermarket. I see Entenmann sells packaged donuts but I'm curious to know ...
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Why don't filled doughnuts have compressed dough around the filling?

How are doughnuts filled? I thought they were just injected in but that would compress the dough. The custard jam etc does not appear to be cooked so I assume it is filled after the cooking process. ...
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Can you use cooking oil to make “African Drop Doughnuts”?

Do you have to use deep-fry oil or corn oil to make "African Drop Doughnuts" or can you use cooking oil?
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What is the best way to go about developing and formulating a product?

I hope this is within posting guidelines. I have an exciting vision for a product but I have no formal culinary experience (mixing, baking, etc) I do have extensive knowledge in the field of nutrition ...
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Baker's Percentages for Baked Doughnuts?

I recently purchased an electric doughnut maker and am about to embark on a baked doughnut spree. Having consulted the few recipes included with the machine along with some online options, I have ...
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Why won't my crueler rise [duplicate]

I followed a recipe for cruelers that came out delicious! Unfortunately they didn't puff the way I was expecting them to. Just wondering if Anton might know why or have some tips for getting them to ...
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Why does my glaze soak into my doughnuts?

I fried up some yummy doughnuts and let them cool. Shortly after glazing them, I noticed that the glaze has soaked into the doughnuts. How can I prevent this from happening?
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Why do doughnuts have holes?

We're all familiar with the ring doughnut as an American confection. One thing I've always been curious about is why they have holes in them (or are toroidal in shape). What advantages, if any, does ...
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Why are my doughnuts raw in the middle?

I recently began making doughnuts. I did a few experiments. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfectly. Large, airy, and soft. But on day 2 they were too dry and lost ...
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What is the difference between doughnut and krapfen?

I have been in a shop where you were able to see how they made doughnuts. The first thing I thought was that they were krapfen. Are there any differences between krapfen, and doughnut? Does one use ...