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Homemade Donuts

Homemade Donuts
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Everybody loves a snack of a drink with a donut. Having homemade donuts is even better. Being able to add the filling of your choice makes them ideal. Filling them with jam, custard, lemon curd and chocolate to name but a few.

Homemade Donuts

Homemade Donuts

A simple recipe that results in sweet, sticky balls of deliciousness.
4.65 from 78 votes
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Course: Cake, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy, Donuts, Eggs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Proofing: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12 Donuts
Calories: 291kcal



  • Using the bowl of a food blender, add the milk and the yeast together and slowly mix.
  • Crack in the 2 free range eggs into the bowl and mix again.
  • Carefully pour the flour, sugar and ½tsp of fine sea salt into the bowl and thoroughly mix for about 5 minutes until fully combined.
  • Whilst the food mixer in still running add a little of the butter and leave to be mixed.
  • Keep doing this until all of the butter has been incorporated.
  • In a clean large non metallic bowl, oil the sides with the flavour free oil (rapeseed etc.)
  • Pour the dough mixture into the oiled bowl and cover with a clean tea towel/cloth. Put to one side in a warm area and allow to prove for ideally 2 hours. It should double in size.
  • Lightly flour your worksurface so the dough doesn't stick.
  • Transfer the dough onto the floured surface and divide into 12 portions. Roll each one into a tight ball and place onto a lightly dusted tray. Leave space between each one as they will grow.
  • When all have been rolled, cover with a cloth and allow to prove again until doubled in size.
  • In a wide deep sided pan add about a third deep of oil and heat to 180C. Alternatively you can use a deep fat fryer but I would recommended using fresh oil.
  • Place a few pieces of kitchen paper on a large plate to help drain any excess oil.
  • In a separate bowl combine the cinnamon and caster sugar and mix together.
  • Cook the doughnuts, in batches using either the deep pan or dee fat fryer. Cook for 1-2 minutes each side. Flip when it has a lovely golden colour.
  • Carefully remove the donuts with a slotted spoon and place on the kitchen paper to drain.
  • When slightly cooled but still warm, roll the donuts in the cinnamon and sugar mixture and place on a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Finally pour the seedless jam into a bowl and whisk to thin it out. When thin, pour into a piping bag with a a fine nozzle.
  • Use a skewer or ice pick to make a small hole in the donut but dont go all the way through.
  • Gently push the nozzle into the hole and pipe some jam in. This will be trial and error but as to how much to enjoy.


Sodium: 32mg | Calcium: 37mg | Vitamin C: 3mg | Vitamin A: 177IU | Sugar: 22g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 113mg | Cholesterol: 42mg | Calories: 291kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 5g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 54g | Iron: 1mg