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Homemade Doughnuts

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Made this as a treat for my little ones and us on Christmas Day. My son simply loves doughnuts, and was just behind me to make doughnuts. He also loves helping me at times, so took the advantage of his Christmas holidays and together we made this yummy Doughnuts. I am not a fan of doughnuts, but I simply loved this one, specially the cinnamon and sugar ones. The original recipe is from JoyofBaking. I have once tried a different baked recipe, but since I do not have a doughnut pan, I was not able to 100 percent justice to the batter, and I was not satisfied with the results, but I am in search of the same or a DIY for the pan, and when I get one, I will definitely post a baked doughnut recipe. So here goes my first attempt at the recipe:

Cinnamon DoughNuts
Chocolate DoughNuts


  • 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 Cup (295-325 grams) All purpose flour (Maida) (Start with 295 grams, if needed add more)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons (40 grams) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoon (35 grams) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) lukewarm milk
  • 1 egg , lightly beaten


    1. In a large bowl whisk together 295 grams flour and yeast. 
    2. Cut or rub the butter with a pastry blender or with your fingers, into the flour mixture until you have coarse crumbs.
    3. Stir in the sugar and salt.
    4. Make a well in the center of flour mixture and add the lukewarm milk and lightly beaten egg and stir until you have a ball of dough.
    5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it until is smooth and elastic and no longer sticky.
    6. Add more flour only if  needed, a tablespoon at a time.
    7. Once done, transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl.
    8. Cover the bowl with a cling wrap or a muslin cloth and let it rise for 1 1/2 – 2 hours until double. (Mine took 1 1/2 hours).
    9. After it has risen, place the dough again on a lightly floured surface. Punch it to release the air.
    10. Roll the dough to thickness of about 1-1.5 cm. 
    11. Cut the dough using a cookie cutter as shown below. You can keep the center “hole” as is and fry or gather up the scraps , roll and again cut the remaining doughnuts. I made mini doughnuts out of them.
    12. Place the doughnuts on a lined parchment paper.
    13. Let it again rise for 30-60 minutes. I kept mine for around 30 minutes.
  1. In the meanwhile heat the oil. We need a medium temperature oil, It should not be very hot as the doughnuts fry quickly and it might burn them.
  2. Carefully place the doughnuts into the hot oil and cook on both the sides until golden brown. It should take hardly a 45-60 seconds on each side. So keep an eye on them.
  3. Once done remove them on a paper towel.
  4. After a minute or so, I rolled some of my doughnuts in Sugar and Cinnamon mixture.
  5. For some I simply dipped in my homemade ganache and added chocolate sprinklers on top of it.
  6. Enjoy it hot.


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Life of a Cherry Wife

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

Yum! These look delicious! I have never made donuts but this recipe looks so good, I’ll just have to try!

Tina Brown

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Doughnuts are so much fun to make! It's been awhile, but I used to love making them with the kids. How did your little one like the ones you made?

Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder

Tuesday 15th of May 2018

Ohhh I always wanted to try making doughnuts! love the choco sprinkles

Jacqueline Debono

Tuesday 13th of March 2018

Your kids are soooo lucky! I've never made doughnuts but I do like them. Yours look amazing!


Tuesday 13th of March 2018

Looks delicious but I don't like sweets that's why I am not a fan of doughnuts but I think if I make this at home I can adjust the sweetness. Good Idea Renu. I'm excited to try. Thanks for sharing.