Doughnuts/Donuts | How to make Doughnuts/Donuts

By Salma Godil  |  20th Jan 2016  |  
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About Doughnuts/Donuts Recipe

A dessert loved by all. This confectionery is a very good accompainent with coffee.


Ingredients to make Doughnuts/Donuts

  • 2 cups of maida, plus a bit more if the dough is sticky
  • 2 teaspoons of yeast
  • 3 teaspoons of Granulated sugar
  • 100ml Whole Milk (heat until luke warm)
  • 25 grams of Unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp of salt

How to make Doughnuts/Donuts

  1. In a small bowl, add the warm milk and sprinkle over 1 tsp of sugar and the yeast. Allow the yeast to proof for about 5 minutes or until it starts to foam.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the sugar, eggs, salt, melted butter and, mix by hand. Add the yeast mixture and incorporate it in. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  3. Knead for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the dough into a greased bowl, cover with a lid and keep in a warm place to allow it get double in size (this can take about 2 to 3 hours).
  5. Dump the dough onto a floured surface, punch it down, roll it out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  6. Using a doughnut cutter, cut out your donuts, place them on your baking sheets, placing them a couple inches apart, cover them with a towel and let them rise in a warm spot for about half an hour or until doubled again.
  7. Once the donuts have risen, gently lower them into the hot oil and fry them for about 3 minutes on each side or until puffed and golden brown. Take them out of the hot oil and place them on a paper towel to drain the excess oil.
  8. Coat the hot donuts in the sugar and allow them to cool enough to handle. You can even glaze them with chocolate or strawberry sauce.

My Tip:

Always be patient while making doughnuts and give them good time to rise up. I keep the dough inside my oven to ensure its in a warm place for rising.

Reviews for Doughnuts/Donuts (14)

Aditi Jhaa year ago

Eggs.... How many? U have not mentioned

Amina sayyad2 years ago

I love it

Nikhat Asfia2 years ago

Thanxx.. It came out really well...

Avantika Srivastava2 years ago

Can u Plz tell me d company or variety of yeast that should b used for getting best results??

Ayesha Rafiq3 years ago

1 egg.

Harshita Bhasin3 years ago

how many eggs

Rachita Tandon3 years ago

Nice recipe.pls mention how many eggs.

Poonam Peswani3 years ago

pls tell me how to see saved recipes

Yasmin Bharmal3 years ago

eggs are not written in the list of ingredients

Jwala Desai4 years ago

How many eggs? Its not even mentioned in the Ingredient list

surya prakash4 years ago

can I use microwave oven instead of deep frying?

Amandeep Kaur4 years ago

what is the quantity of eggs

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