Hawaiian Doughnuts (Malasadas)
In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, yeast and sugar. Make a well in the center of the bowl; quickly mix in butter, egg and warm milk to make a soft dough. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth (7-9 min.). Let rise in warm place in large bowl sprayed with cooking spray, covered with plastic, until doubled in size (1 hr.). Divide dough into 24 evenly-sized pieces; shape into smooth balls. Let rise in warm place on parchment paper-lined baking sheet, covered with plastic wrap, until doubled (45 min.). Heat 1 1/2" of oil in a deep pot to 350°. Carefully lower doughnuts into oil using a slotted spoon, 4-6 at a time; fry until golden and cooked throughout (about 30 sec. per side). Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. While warm, shake doughnuts in bag of sugar. If desired, spoon jam into bottom corner of storage bag; snip corner. Using kitchen shears, cut a deep "X" slit in the top of each doughnut; squeeze a little jam inside. Best eaten immediately.