The easiest doughnuts recipe

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easiest doughnuts


Just like one of these things, doughnuts are not something that I grew up with and only discovered when I moved of to the UK or when travelling. For a long time, I didn’t try any “proper” doughnuts and only tried the ones from the shops (I know, I know …) so I wasn’t too fussed about it really …

Then recently I discovered Doughnuts Time, the Bread Ahead Bakery and the filled Krispy Cream and Wow. I decided to try to make the easiest doughnuts recipe for you, so you can enjoy them as much as I do.

I can tell you right now, that there is nothing healthy in these easy doughnuts, but what I can guarantee, is that you will impress your friends, and their taste buds for sure 🙂 The only thing you have to know now, is that you are going to have to be patient, the dough needs to rest for a full night, to make sure it is full of flavours!

The all in one method

Purist will be mad at me, but I have actually tried it (as seen on the pictures and also tasted by a lot of my friends), the all in one method works for these doughnuts. You will need an electric mixer with a dough attachment to make my easiest doughnuts recipe. It is more difficult to make it by hands, and I have not tried it myself. Now, let’s bake!




What is in my kitchen


Quantity: For 12 doughnuts



For the dough

  • 500g + 50g of bread flour
  • 8g of salt
  • 80g of caster sugar
  • 10g of quick action yeast
  • 200g of eggs (about 4 big eggs)
  • 150g of cold water
  • 150g of salted butter at room temperature

For the royal icing

  • 2 egg whites
  • 400g of icing sugar
  • natural food colours


Day 1

1* Make the dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer, add all of the dough ingredients ( be careful not to put the salt and yeast next to each other, or the yeast will die). Then with the dough attachment , let it mix for 8 to 10min. If you think it needs more flour, add the extra 50g to the bowl, until the dough doesn’t stick to the sides anymore.

2* First rise: Let the dough rise at room temperature, until it doubles in size ( depending on the temperature, 2 to 3 hours).

3* Time to be patient: Push the dough back with your fist, and cover again with the cling film, and live it to rest over night.

Day 2

4* Shape the doughnuts: Take the dough out of the fridge, and use straight away. Roll the dough to 1cm thick using a rolling pin. Then, with one big and one small circular cutters, cut the doughnuts shapes. A big circle with a small hole inside ( I use a big nozzle to make the small hole, easy!).

5* Place the doughnuts on a non sticky sheet, and let them rise until double in size ( 2 to 3 hours) covered with cling film.

6* Fry the doughnuts: I don’t have a frying machine, so I just fill a pan with vegetable oil. I have learnt that temperature shouldn’t be more than 180 degrees ( between 160 and 180 degrees). Fry the doughnuts 2 min each size, and dip on some absorbing paper to extract the too much of oil.

7* Make the royal icing: In the bowl of an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites until soft picks form. Slowly add the sugar to the consistency desired.

8* Ice the doughnuts: Add some colorants to colour your icing, and dip half of the cooled doughnuts in the icing. Cover with glitters, sparkles and leave to dry.


Manon xxx






easiest doughnuts


1 Comment

  1. January 30, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    Don’t worry – I do mine in my stand mixer too, but fill them with jam and coat them in cinnamon sugar, similar to the ones you get in bags in the supermarket.

    Also, as they’re so unhealthy I always do a small batch recipe (though I find this one does 4 British-sized ones rather than two big American twists!)

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