Donut Recipes

Quick and Simple Donuts recipe

This simple donut recipe can be made up in advance and you can simply cut the donuts to shape and fry them before rolling them in sugar. The dough will last for a few days in the fridge if wrapped properly.
For a tasty twist on the traditional sugar-coated donut, try adding a little cinnamon to the sugar before rolling the donuts in it.

Ingredients:

  • 500g plain flour
  • 250ml milk
  • 75g sugar
  • 75g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Vegetable oil to fry

Method of Preparation:

  1. Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a large bowl.

  2. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.

  3. Beat the egg into the milk, then make a well in the flour mixture and pour the milk mixture into it.

  4. Mix together to form a soft dough, then put into the fridge until ready to use.

  5. Roll the dough out to 1cm thick before cutting into the shapes of your choice.

  6. Fry the donuts in 180C oil for around 30 seconds, then turn them over and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from the fryer and drain on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

  7. Whilst still warm, roll in granulated sugar.

Icing sugar shouldn't really be used to roll donuts in as it is more likely to just melt into the donut; instead, use granulated sugar. A lovely idea would be to use vanilla sugar - sugar that has been stored with a vanilla pod. This recipe serves 6.

Author: Laura Young

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Reviews and Comments:

Review by Jack on 15th May 2012:

Divine recipe, just so easy to understand and the outcome of the donuts were perfect.

Review by Danya & Cat on 27th May 2012:

We have only just made the dough but it needs cooking it smells lovely! :-) Can't wait to try it thank you!

Review by Anthony on 31st May 2012:

Very easy to cook, and tastes great! Wonderful recipe...

Review by Ashley Mason on 3rd June 2012:

Tried this recipe as it has no yeast. Great recipe easy and really quick to do. Cook for about 1 minute each side ensuring it cooks all the way through.

Review by Beanie on 11th June 2012:

Oh my word! Just made a batch of donuts using this recipe and the family cant get enough of them. Brilliantly simple to do, with the results looking like you've bought them from a bakery! Now to experiment with fillings and toppings! ;-0

Review by Kimberly on 16th June 2012:

Donuts are brill when finished. Recipe is nice quick and easy to make.

Review by Lavenia on 30th June 2012:

It was really good and quick!

Comment by Mehrunisa on 3rd July 2012:

It came out perfect and delicious.

Review by Laura and Amy on 12th July 2012:

Were delicious! Will definitely be making them again any time soon! Just so scrumptious and yummy! So easy to make as well! Thanks a lot!

Review by Chaitali on 14th July 2012:

Tried this recipe as it has no yeast. Great recipe easy and really quick to do. Cook for about 1 minute each side ensuring it cooks all the way through.

Review by Ebullient23 on 24th July 2012:

It's really quick and simple. Lovely aroma and it leaves the mouth watering for more.

Review by Martin on 25th July 2012:

Very nice. This recipe is perfect, quick and simple. One can do nothing else but to enjoy the donuts. Oh and I'm not even a cook. Great recipy. Thanks.

Review by Maria Maladeniya on 1st August 2012:

It is really good recipe, it worked like magic. Thank you.

Review by Manju on 18th August 2012:

It came out superb.

Review by Sylvester on 23rd August 2012:

One of the most simple but great donut recipe ever...

Review by Jason on 16th September 2012:

Excellent recipe which makes a good couple dozen little doughnuts. Ended up giving some to the neighbour as I had so many left over and they tasted so good.

Review by Suzanne on 20th September 2012:

It was easy to understand and the doughnuts tasted great.

Review by Clare Godfrey on 29th September 2012:

Mine didn't turn out well at all, followed the recipe exactly, crispy on the outside uncooked on the inside, what did I do wrong :(

Review by Kainat on 5th October 2012:

Sounds good.. just one confusion.. how long should it be refrigerated to become ready to use?

Review by Caron on 10th October 2012:

It was super easy and fun to make too. I made it with my daughter and she just loved it. Tastes just wonderful!

Review by Fadheelah on 2nd November 2012:

This recipe was so great, it is amazing, I made it in just 20 minutes.

Comment by Joe on 7th November 2012:

Do you use a deep fat frier?

Review by Megan on 18th November 2012:

It's a great thing and they taste really good.

Review by Alena on 20th November 2012:

So good. Never made donuts before but I will again.

Comment by Sarah on 5th January 2013:

They sound lovely to make, and the recipe is the simplest one I have read but how long do you keep the dough in the fridge for? As soon as I find out, I will make them straight away.

Review by Viji on 9th February 2013:

I made these donuts, so nice and thank you.

Review by Anonymous on 2nd March 2013:

Great! Do this now every day! Extra tasty!

Quick and Simple Donuts photo by Kathleen
Review by Kathleen on 8th March 2013:

They are really lovely. My family were mad about them. Only complaint was, i didn't make enough. I used caster sugar instead of icing sugar.

Comment by Hollee and Casey on 16th March 2013:

It's really easy to make and it smells really good.

Review by Sally Smith on 6th April 2013:

Our were soooooo amazing better than everyone else :D

Review by Laura on 2nd July 2013:

The sugar didnt stick very well, i used caster sugar... do you know why this is? Also how deep does the oil need to be that you fry the donuts in?
Other than that though it was a really good recipe!

Review by Emma on 25th July 2013:

Just done these for the kids! They love um thanks so much so easy to do!

Review by Bradley on 11th August 2013:

Tasted great, very easy to make.

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Published: October 31, 2011
Average rating of 4.79 stars based on 29 reviews.
Summary: This simple donut recipe can be made up in advance and you can simply cut the donuts to shape and fry them before rolling them in sugar. The dough will last for a few days in the fridge if wrapped properly.
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