Simple doughnut recipe

Planning a party? Here is a simple doughnut recipe for you to try

posh mini doughnuts

I am warning you though, this is a diet buster, guaranteed to please both adults and kids, so what it’s not to like?


450g flour

40g butter (cubed)

225ml milk

75g granulated sugar

7g fast acting yeast

2 egg yolks

200g caster sugar mixed with 2tsp of ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp salt


In a bowl, mix the flour and salt together, then using your fingertips, rub the butter into the mixture, until you get a breadcrumb consistency.

In a pan, warm-up your milk, don’t boil it, you have to be able to touch it with your fingers without burning them. Then mix in the sugar and the yeast and then add the whisked egg yolks.

doughnut paddle                                    doughnut yeast

Pour your mixed flour into a food processor and pour in the yeast mixture and using the bread paddle, let it knead for 5 to 10 minutes, until the mix is shinny and elastic. (By the way, you can of course knead with your hands). Cover the bowl with cling film and put it in a warm spot for a good hour or more, until the dough has doubled in size.

doughnut pastry                                 doughnut pastry proved

Then knock back your dough and knead for a minute or 2. Roll it to 1 cm thickness, use a small cookie cutter (5 cm one) and cut out some rounds and use the handle of a wooden spoon to cut the hole in the middle. Then roll them around with your thumb to increase the size of the hole.

doughnut rolled pastry doughnut cutter  doughnut rolled finger

Prepare at least 2 baking trays, with baking paper and dust them with flour, place your doughnuts and cover with oiled cling film. Let them rise for another 30 minutes to an hour depending on how hot your room is. (until they’ve doubled in size.)

doughnut tray  doughnut unproved  doughnut proved

Meanwhile heat the oil in a deep fryer if you’ve got one or like me use a deep saucepan with at least 5 cm of vegetable oil. Once your doughnuts are ready, deep them in the oil and cook them on each side until golden brown. Watch out as they’ll brown really quickly!

doughnut frying                                            doughnut dipped in sugar

Remove from the oil and toss straight away in the sugar, et voilà!

posh mini doughnuts

Bon appétit!

Tip: if you’re having a ladies night in, these with a glass of Prosecco are just heaven!