Orchard Jam Doughnuts

Orchard Jam Doughnuts

During the summer of 2012, Geoffrey and I decided to open our own farm stand. We made jam doughnuts in the morning and sold them with ice cold, cream-topped raw milk at the farm gate on the days that we knew the sun was going to make an appearance. We used Peggy’s gooseberry jam recipe to fill the doughnuts and they were a great success, though our best customer was a generous chap named “Daddy.”

For many years, if we wanted a doughnut in Ireland, the best I could do was grab something jam-filled from a gas station, a fact that led to many artisan doughnut binges on summer visits stateside that involved old-fashioned cake style or yeasted and raised ring doughnuts, glazed with everything from cherry bark to bacon grease. Not recommended as a happy medium, I must admit! In the past year a few proper doughnut shops have opened up in Ireland which are worthy of a visit: Offbeat Donuts, Krust Bakery, Rolling Donut, Dublin Doughnut Co, Aungier Danger & Funky Donut Co.  (Feel free to share more in the comments section!)

Geoffrey’s Orchard Jam Doughnuts 

Over time, I’ve come to revere the joys of the classic jam doughnut. Especially those which are prepared in your very own kitchen. Since it’s autumn and our orchard is bursting with juicy, sweet plums we’ve filled the doughnuts with plum preserves, but you can choose any conserves you may have in your pantry, including marmalade!

2 (7 g each) packets of fast-acting dried yeast

1/4 cup or 60ml warm water

1 cup or 250ml warm milk

1/4 cup or 60g caster/superfine sugar

60g or 3 tbsp butter, melted

2 eggs, lightly beaten

3 3/4  cups or 165g  plain flour


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups of vegetable oil for deep frying
Read the whole recipe on I Married an Irish Farmer