In case you happened to miss National Doughnut Day last week, have no fear: National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day is here!
While we’re sure that the celebration of this sugar-dusted, sweet-injected confection is simply a marketing ploy for us to consume more doughnuts, what can we say? We’re taking the bait…er…bite!
Out of the 10 million doughnuts consumed by Americans every year, one of the most popular ones is the jelly-filled doughnut, oftentimes called a Bismark. But if you’re not American, you might know this fried treat by a different name: They’re known as Berliners in Germany and Central Europe, Pfannkuchen in Berlin, Krapfen in Italy, and Fanks in Hungary.
While we’re totally nostalgic for fresh, hot doughnuts—jelly-filled or otherwise—from some of our favorite classic doughnut chains like Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Tim Horton’s, we decided to try our hand at frying up some of our own in honor of National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day.
And we have to say, with a recipe as quick and easy and fun as this one—one that guarantees a perfect sugar rush in a matter of minutes, we’ll happily whip these up not just today, but any day.
Easy Homemade Jelly Filled Doughnuts
- 1 can of large refrigerated biscuits (non-flaky type)
- Vegetable oil (for frying)
- Powdered sugar
- Strawberry or raspberry jelly (or whatever kind you prefer!)
- Over medium high heat, heat a large bottomed pot with ½ inch of oil.
- Fry a few doughnuts at a time for about 1 to 2 minutes, then flip over. Fry both sides till golden brown.
- Scoop jelly into a pastry bag or baster and insert tip into the side of the doughnut. Squeeze a small amount of jelly into the center of each.
- Pour powdered sugar into a bowl and dip all sides of each doughnut into the powdered sugar.
- Enjoy! 🙂
And if you’re in the mood for a different kind of jelly-filled treat, you might want to check out Oreo’s newest flavor, Jelly Donut. The cookie was a runner-up in last year’s Oreo Vote program, which pitted Oreo flavors against each other in a head-to-head tournament. Though the flavor lost to Cookies and Creme, fans loved it so much that Oreo decided to sell it anyway. You can grab a pack at your local Wal-Mart for a limited time.
At the The Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.