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Doughnuts Recipe

Everybody loves doughnuts! You can make your own by following this easy doughnut recipe. The ideas of decorating them are endless.


Recipes for doughnuts

Sadie F
Very easy to follow doughnut recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 50 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 476 kcal


  • 240 ml milk warmed to 40ºC (110ºF)
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 50 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 86 grams butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 490 grams flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 8 cups oil for cooking

Easy Glaze

  • 240 grams sugar sifted
  • 80 ml heavy cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence


  • In a large bowl, pour the warm milk sprinkle the yeast and ½ tsp of the sugar on top of the milk.
  • Give it a light stir with a spoon and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
  • The mixture should be frothy after 5 minutes, if not, start over with new yeast.
  • Using a hand mixer running on low speed, add the remaining sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla essence, 2 cups flour, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Beat on low speed for 1 minute or until combined.
  • Add the remaining flour and beat on medium-high speed until the dough begins to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • The dough should be thick, yet soft. And slightly sticky.
  • If it is too wet, add 2 to 3 more tbsp of flour. Make sure you do not add too much.
  • Form dough into a ball and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Knead for 2 minutes, then place into a greased bowl, use nonstick spray or oil.
  • Turn the dough over to coat all sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it in a warm environment to rise until doubled for about 1 and ½ hours.
  • Once doubled in size, punch down the dough to release any air bubbles.
  • Remove dough from the bowl and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Punch down again to release any more air bubbles if needed, roll the dough out until it is only 1,2 cm (½ inch) thick.
  • Using a doughnut cutter, cut into 12 doughnuts. If you can't quite fit 12, re-roll the scraps and cut more.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper. Place 6 doughnut and doughnut holes on each.
  • Cover with kitchen towels and allow to rest for about 15 to 20 minutes as you prepare the oil.
  • Place a cooling rack over a third baking sheet.
  • Pour oil into the pot set over medium heat. Heat to 190ºC (370ºF).
  • Add 2 to 3 doughnuts at a time and cook for 1 minute on each side. Carefully remove with a metal spatula or metal slotted spoon.
  • Place onto a prepared wire rack. Repeat with remaining doughnuts, then turn off the heat.

Make the glaze

  • Whisk all of the glaze ingredients together.
  • Dip each warm doughnut into the glaze, making sure to coat both sides.
  • Place back onto the prepared rack to allow excess glaze to drip down.
  • The glaze will eventually set + harden on the doughnuts after about 20 minutes.
  • Doughnuts are best enjoyed the same day, though they keep at room temperature for a couple of extra days in an airtight container.


Calories: 476kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 6gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 171mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 349IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
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