Quick and Easy Doughnut Recipe

written by Jeannette Musembi 4th June 2018

Hot and sizzling from the fryer and dusted with sugar, nothing beats a homemade doughnut. While not a healthy dessert, a jam doughnut or simple ring doughnut is a wonderful occasional treat!



Serves: 6 

  • 70g (2 1/2 oz) butter
  • 500g (1 1/4 lb) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 70g (2 1/2 oz) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 260ml (9 fl oz) milk
  • vegetable oil for frying



Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in 20min 

  1. Sieve flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the butter. Mix in the sugar.
  2. Beat egg and milk together. Make a well in flour mixture, then and pour in the egg mixture. Mix together to form a soft dough.
  3. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface to about 1cm (1/2 in) thick and cut to shape of choice. Personally, I use 2 different sized biscuit cutters.
  4. Fry in hot oil (at approximately 180 degrees C) for 30 seconds, turn over and cook for a further 30 seconds until golden brown.
  5. Drain on kitchen paper until cool. Roll in sugar or decorate with icing as desired.

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