Strawberry and Cream Cheese Donuts are so yummy! Always a hit at parties so be sure to make plenty!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Peggy. She's always coming up with great recipes, full of tips and ideas.
Here we have a great recipe for donuts, and Peggy has used one of our friends, Carina's Pizza Dough Recipe!
These strawberry cream cheese filled donuts are certainly a hit with the family, so be sure to make plenty!
Recipe by Peggy Mitchell & Dough recipe from Carina Duclos

Prep Time: 2 1/2 hrs (includes rise time for dough)

Cook Time: 2 - 3 minutes

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Yield: 24

Ingredients

For the dough

7 tsp active dry yeast
2 1/4 cups or 530 ml warm water (temperature 105-115F)
4 tsp sugar
1/4 cup or 60 ml olive oil
5 cups or 625 g of bread flour, plus extra if needed ( up to a cup maybe)
1 tbsp sea salt
All purpose flour for shaping

For the Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

8oz cream cheese
1 pint of crushed strawberries

Extra sugar and ground cinnamon for rolling the cooked donuts after cooking

Instructions

Make The Dough

1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and let it stand till foamy ( about 5 minutes)

2. Add the sugar, oil, flour and salt. I use a stand mixer so with the dough hook knead at low speed until smooth and elastic (about 8 to 10 minutes)

3. Remove the dough from the bowl and transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm spot until it doubles in size ( 1 1/2 to 2 hours). You may need to add extra flour while kneading so the dough will pull away from the sides of the bowl.

4. Transfer the dough onto a lightly oiled surface and lightly dust your hands and roll out balls to 1 inch in size then cover with a kitchen towel for about 10 minutes.

5. Heat oil 3 to 4" deep in a heavy kettle or deep-fat fryer to 375 degrees.

6. Transfer doughnuts to the kettle of fat on a broad spatula, using care not to alter shape. (If possible, place board of doughnuts near frying kettle.) Slip into hot fat.

7. Add only enough doughnuts at a time as can float on the fat or that can be turned easily. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.

8. Fry 2 to 3 minutes, or just until doughnuts are a golden brown.

9 Lift doughnuts from fat and drain on paper towels and then roll them whilst still hot in a bowl of sugar and ground cinnamon. Place on a rack to cool.

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Donuts are so yummy! Always a hit at parties so be sure to make plenty!
The Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

1. Crush the strawberries with a masher and mix thoroughly with the cream cheese.

2. Fill a piping bag with the filling.

3. Pierce a hole in each donut and using a piping bag squirt the filling into each donut.

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Donuts are so yummy! Always a hit at parties so be sure to make plenty!

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Donuts
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 33 mins
 
Servings: 24
Ingredients
For the dough
  • 7 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 1/4 cups or 530 ml warm water temperature 105-115F
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup or 60 ml olive oil
  • 5 cups or 625 g of bread flour plus extra if needed ( up to a cup maybe)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • All purpose flour for shaping
For the Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 pint of crushed strawberries
  • Extra sugar and ground cinnamon for rolling the cooked donuts after cooking
Instructions
Make The Dough
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and let it stand till foamy ( about 5 minutes)
  2. Add the sugar, oil, flour and salt. I use a stand mixer so with the dough hook knead at low speed until smooth and elastic (about 8 to 10 minutes)
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and transfer to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise in a warm spot until it doubles in size ( 11/2 to 2 hours).
  4. You may need to add extra flour while kneading so the dough will pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  5. Transfer the dough onto a lightly oiled surface and lightly dust your hands and roll out balls to 1 inch in size then cover with a kitchen towel for about 10 minutes.
  6. Heat oil 3 to 4" deep in a heavy kettle or deep-fat fryer to 375 degrees.
  7. Transfer doughnuts to the kettle of fat on a broad spatula, using care not to alter shape. (If possible, place board of doughnuts near frying kettle.) Slip into hot fat.
  8. Add only enough doughnuts at a time as can float on the fat or that can be turned easily. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.
  9. Fry 2 to 3 minutes, or just until doughnuts are a golden brown.
  10. Lift doughnuts from fat and drain on paper towels and then roll them whilst still hot in a bowl of sugar and ground cinnamon. Place on a rack to cool.
The Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling
  1. Crush the strawberries with a masher and mix thoroughly with the cream cheese.
  2. Fill a piping bag with the filling.
  3. Pierce a hole in each donut and using a piping bag squirt the filling into each donut.
Recipe Notes

Please note, prep time includes rising time for the dough, but it will be worth the wait!

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Donuts are so yummy! Always a hit at parties so be sure to make plenty!

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