These Spicy Donuts Contain Black Pepper and a Strawberry Jam Filling

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 20, 2015
References: joythebaker
The 'Joy the Baker' blog has developed a DIY recipe for spicy donuts infused with zesty black pepper and sweet strawberry jam. While black pepper may seem like a strange addition to a deep-fried pastry, the peppery flavor is actually subdued by the sweet strawberry jam. Both flavors complement one another to achieve the perfect balance of sweet and spicy.

To make the spicy donuts, begin by combining flour, butter, egg yolks, milk and yeast in a standing mixer. Add a blend of salt, sugar and cinnamon to the dough and continue mixing until combined. Once you have your dough, use a biscuit cutter to make the donut rounds. Deep fry the dough and the then cover the donuts in a mixture of sugar and black pepper. Finally, create a small hole in the top of each donut and fill with strawberry jam. The end result is a zesty confection that packs more of a punch than the average donut.