Homemade doughnuts are amazingly tender and delicious. This recipe is just perfect. The end result never seems to fail and these doughnuts never last very long. Recipie  adapted from;


  • 3 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons dried yeast
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk, warmed
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 3 egg yolks
  • oil, to deep-fry

Ingredients for glaze

  • 2 cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 tabelspoon hot milk or water
  • 2-3 drops red food coloring (optional)

Combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a bowl. Make a well. Mix in milk, butter and egg until dough starts to come together – it may be sticky.

Knead on a well-floured surface until smooth. Place in a greased bowl. Cover. Prove for 1 1/2 hours or until dough has doubled in size.

Punch down the dough. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes or until smooth. Roll out dough until 1cm thick.

Use an 8cm round cutter to cut out discs. Use a 3.5cm round cutter to cut out centres. Place on a lined tray. Set aside for 15 minutes to rise slightly.

Heat oil to 180°C. Deep-fry 4-5 doughnuts for 40 seconds each side or until puffed and golden.


I a small bowl whisk together sugar and milk until smooth. Set aside

Dip the top of each donut into the icing and transfer to a wire rack.  Immediately garnish the tops with the multicolored sprinkles and let set for 5 minutes.





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1 comment

  1. dina 3 March 2014 at 15:25 Reply

    they look delightful!

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