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Brioche Doughnuts with Blackberry Jam Filling

Brioche Doughnuts with Blackberry Jam Filling
Tender, fluffy and filled with blackberry jam, these easy and delicious brioche doughnuts are sure to become your new favorite breakfast treat!
Yield 10 to 12 doughnuts



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (divided)
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon Red Star Quick Rise Yeast
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup warm water (120-130°F)
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened and cut into cubes)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam (for filling)
  • Powdered sugar (for topping)


  • In large bowl or bowl of stand mixer fitted with dough hook attachment, stir 2 3/4 cups flour, nonfat dry milk, sugar, salt and yeast until combined. Add eggs, egg yolk, warm water and butter. Stir just until dough forms.
  • On lightly floured surface, knead dough by hand 10 to 15 minutes, adding just enough of remaining 1/4 cup flour until dough is soft, smooth and elastic; OR, knead dough in stand mixer with dough hook on low speed 10 minutes, adding just enough of remaining 1/4 cup flour until dough is soft, smooth and elastic.
  • Shape dough into ball. Place in large lightly greased bowl; turn once to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let dough rise 1 hour in warm place. Transfer to fridge and chill 8 hours or overnight (no longer than 12 hours).
  • Punch down risen dough. On lightly floured surface, press dough into 1/2-inch thick circle. Use 3-inch round cookie cutter to cut dough into doughnuts (you may re-press the scraps once to cut more doughnuts). Place doughnuts on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover with towel and let rise 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, heat 2 inches oil in large saucepan over medium heat until candy thermometer reads 350°F. When doughnuts are fully risen, use slotted spoon to drop 2 to 3 into hot oil. Fry on both sides until deep golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and transfer to paper towel-lined plate or baking sheet. Repeat with remaining doughnuts.
  • Use #230 round decorating dip to pipe blackberry jam filling into doughnuts. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Recipe by Stephanie Wise.

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Review & Comments

Vicki | Reply

Can I use instant yeast?

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Vicki,
Yes. Quick Rise Yeast is instant yeast.

Happy baking!

betty Molnar | Reply

can you devise a doughnut recipe that doesn’t involve frying. How about a baked doughnut recipe. thank you

PS: I would like to make the blackberry jam doughnut recipe but have the doughnuts baked! 🙂

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Betty,
Here’s a link to our baked doughnut recipes:

Happy baking!

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