German Kreppel - Jam Doughnuts Recipe

German Kreppels, fondly know all over the world as Jam doughnuts are a fantastic way to start your day. This small little doughnuts are beautiful crafted and require a neat hand while making and filing these fried breads with jam. German Kreppels are an essential on a breakfast or a brunch table.
German Kreppel - Jam Doughnuts picture


Preparation Time1 Hr 0 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In1 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4

Recipe Story

Kreppels, have always been a great way to say good morning to folks at home. I generally do prepare kreppels, whenever at home with family, does a great job of bonding and creating happiness among us.


 All purpose flour4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
 Dried yeast1⁄4 Ounce (1 packet)
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sugar3 Tablespoon
 Vanilla essence3 Drop
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Eggs2 Medium
 Milk1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Frying oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (to fry)
 Icing sugar2 Tablespoon (to sprinkle)
 Strawberry jam300


1.In mixing bowl, sift the flour and add the dried yeast and mix well.
2. In a sauce pan, melt butter, add milk, keep warm.
3. Add the milk-butter mixture, sugar, salt, eggs, and vanilla essence to the flour.
4. With a mixer, stir at low level until ingredients are combined, then mix at high level for about 5 minutes until the dough is smooth.
6. Cover the dough and let it rise in a warm place until it has doubled in volume.

7. Remove the dough from the bowl, sprinkle with flour, knead it briefly, and form 16 balls of about the same size.
8. Put the balls onto a floured tea towel, cover with another towel and let the balls rise for 15 to 30 minutes, they must visibly increase in size

9. In a frying pan, heat the frying oil to 180 degrees centigrade.
10. Drop the balls in the hot oil without touching each other and fry from both sides until they are golden brown.
11. Remove the cooked kreppel with a spoon and drain on paper towels.
12. In a bowl, mix the jam until smooth, fill into a piping bag or decorating pen with a long tip, pipe the jam into the Kreppel, and sprinkle with icing sugar.

13. Serve cool.

Be patient in allowing the kreppels to rise!!!


Viktoria profile page

Viktoria says :

Diese sieht köstlich! Jamjam! :3 Danke!
Posted on: 13 December 2012 - 12:21am
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colorfulcandies says :

great article
Posted on: 11 October 2011 - 10:35am
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bronzegoddess_bright says :

looks sinful!
Posted on: 11 October 2011 - 8:21am

Anonymous says :

this rec is far simpler than i thought...
Posted on: 11 October 2011 - 7:20am
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thot4food says :

Yummy jammy delights is my term for it:)
Posted on: 11 October 2011 - 2:06am
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aparna.priya says :

I love these doughnuts..
Posted on: 11 October 2011 - 12:37am
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barbecue says :

great way to start your day
Posted on: 11 October 2011 - 12:26am

Anonymous says :

My daughter is going to love it...will try soon..
Posted on: 11 October 2011 - 12:14am

Anonymous says :

these small sized jam filled doughnuts are quite tempting!
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 11:29pm
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epicure says :

Are these Kosher as well and popularly eaten by the Jews on the auspicious occasion of Hanukkah?
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 11:11pm

Anonymous says :

Nothing better than the guey jam oozing out of the doughnut!
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 11:01pm
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delicious bites says :

One of my fav foods...
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 11:00pm

Meghna Mathur says :

I am loving these jam-filled doughnuts.......these are looking delicious
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 2:17pm

Anonymous says :

I had tried these ones comes out really a surprise waiting for you inside a doughnut.....
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 2:06pm
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Sami's Foodisms says :

Oh I love it when the warm jam oozes out when you bite into the kreppel!
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 1:07pm

dessertlover says :

Oh these are perfect for the holiday season and kids love it!
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 1:04pm

sweet lover says :

I always wanted to try my hands in making German Kreppels but somehow never got the perfect recipe. I am gonna try this sooon.
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 12:54pm
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yamini says :

I keep looking for breakfast recipes to add to my list and this one is definitely going to end up on my family's dining table.
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 12:42pm
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oatmeal says :

Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 12:23pm

sudipa_foodlover says :

These can make an awesome breakfast item...
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 12:11pm

Anonymous says :

wow! if this recipe come out as great as it looks and sounds, i'll be ecstatic
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 11:49am

Nita.Nair says :

Its yummylicious. Waw!
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 11:38am

Anonymous says :

These jam doughnuts are simply irresistible and my kids would love it...
Posted on: 10 October 2011 - 11:01am