*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          FILLED BERLIN DOUGHNUTS
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       pk           Active Dry Yeast -- OR
    1       tb           Active Dry Yeast -- Bulk
      1/4   c            Warm Water -- (110-115 Deg F)
      1/2   c            Sugar
    1       t            Salt
      1/3   c            Butter Or Regular Margarine
    1       tb           Orange Juice
    2       ts           Rum Extract
    1       c            Milk -- Scalded
                         Unbleached Flour -- *
    2                    Eggs -- Lg, Well Beaten
                         Fat For Deep Frying -- **
                         Jam Or Jelly
   *    Use up to 4 cups of Unbleached Flour in this recipe. ** Heat the fat
   to 375 degrees F. for frying the doughnuts. Soften the yeast in the warm
   water and let stand for 5 minutes or until it “blooms” or proofs. Put a
   half cup of sugar, the salt, butter, orange juice and rum extract in a
   large bowl.  Pour the scalded milk over the ingredients in the bowl. Stir
   until the butter is melted.  Cool to lukewarm. When cool, blend in 1 cup of
   the unbleached flour and beat until smooth. Stir in the yeast and add about
   half of the remaining flour, beating until smooth. Beat in the eggs. Then
   beat in enough of the remaining flour to make a SOFT (should be slightly
   sticky and light in weight). Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured
   board and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Knead until smooth and elastic
   (about 8 to 10 minutes). Form into a ball and put into a greased bowl,
   turning to grease the top of the ball of dough. Cover and let rise in a
   warm draft free place until doubled in bulk. Punch the dough down, kneading
   lightly to remove all of the air pockets, and turn the dough out onto a
   lightly floured surface. Roll to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut the dough into
   rounds using a 3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter. Cover with waxed paper and
   let rise on the rolling surface away from drafts and direct heat, until
   double in bulk, (30 to 45 minutes). About 20 minutes before frying, heat
   the fat.  Fry the doughnuts in the heated fat. Put only as many doughnuts
   at one time as will float uncrowded in a single layer deep in the fat. Fry
   2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned; turn the doughnuts with a fork or
   tongs, being careful not to pierce the doughnut, when they rise to the
   surface. Do this several times during the cooking. Lift from the fat,
   draining for a few seconds over the fat before removing to absorbent paper
   toweling. Cool. Cut a slit through the center in the side of each doughnut.
   Force about 1/2 ts of jam or jelly into the center and press lightly to
   close the slit. (A pastry bag and tube may be used to force the jelly or
   jam into the slit.) Shake 2 or 3 bismarks at one time in a bag containing
   granulated or powdered sugar. (Your choice.) Shake lightly to remove the
   excess sugar.
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