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Crazy Jack Date Doughnuts

Cooking Instructions

Date Doughnuts



  1.  To make the doughnuts, sprinkle the yeast over the water in a small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2.  In a separate bowl, gently mix the yeast mixture, milk, caster sugar, salt, egg, butter and flour until a dough forms. Remove from the bowl and knead.
  3.  Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with a damp tea towel. Leave in a warm place for 15 minutes to double in size.
  4.  Gently roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1cm thickness. Cut 7cm rounds with a floured cutter and leave at room temperature until doubled in size again.
  5.  Heat the oil in a heavy pan until a cube of bread dropped in sizzles and turns golden. Carefully slide the doughnuts into the oil using a spatula.
  6.  Fry for three minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove and drain on a wire rack.
  7.  To make the filling, place the Crazy Jack Dates in a pan with the water. Stir in the walnuts. Heat to soften and mash a little with a fork.
  8.  Spoon the filling into a piping bag fitted with a wide nozzle. Make a hole in the side of each doughnut and pipe in the filling.
  9.  Stir the icing sugar and honey together in a bowl then simply drizzle over the doughnuts for a glaze.


  • Makes 10 doughnuts
  • For the doughnuts:
  • 1 sachet dried active yeast
  • 30ml warm water
  • 175ml warm milk
  • 50g caster sugar
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 45g unsalted butter, plus extra to grease
  • 350g plain flour, plus extra to dust
  • 1 Litre vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • For the date filling:
  • 200g Crazy Jack Soft Dates, chopped
  • 50ml water
  • 100g Crazy Jack Walnut Pieces, chopped
  • For the Glaze:
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 120ml honey

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