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Doughnuts by request

February 3, 2012


There are a lot of baked goodies that son1 would request from time to time. I could easily make almost all of them except for doughnuts…I found this recipe from youtube but I changed it a slightly. My dilemma was    I deep fried it instead of baking so maybe it was not a good idea after all. The next time my son requests for donuts, I’ll bake this.


1 egg
3/4 cup castor sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup of milk
50g melted butter

2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder


chocolate bars
white chocolate bars

1. In a bowl beat eggs using a hand mixer. Put in castor sugar, vanilla extract, milk and melted butter. Mix well.

2. Fold in flour and baking powder into the egg mixture and mix again, when it gets tough to mix, use a wooden spatula. Let the dough sit in half an hour or so.

3. Heat up oil for deep frying.

4. Flour surface (table or countertop) and flatten dough…not so thick so that they cook easily.

5. Shape your doughnuts, I use a small glass to shape the doughnut and I make use of a piping tip for the small hole.

6. When oil is hot enough, drop dough one by one, just when there’s enough space for them. Flip after 30-40 seconds using a wooden stick. If you think that they aren’t cooked through leave for some seconds more.

7. Let oil drip, leave doughnuts on cooling rack.

To make glaze:

I make glaze out of laziness; simply melt the chocolates and dip the dough one by one. You can add color to the white chocolate too, I made use of matcha powder for it. Decorate with assorted candy sprinkles. Serve.



Food Friday

    1. I think I didn’t measure the baking powder well…lol but it’s ok, the texture, we’ll make some again but would certainly bake them na…

  1. that first shot really looks quite interesting! my mom used to fry doughnuts for our snacks..she had this ‘gadget’ that drops the batter to the hot oil and it comes out shaped perfectly all the time. need to look for it when i get home..if it’s still around! lol.

    thanks much for sharing over at Food Friday, G

  2. Before, our family business was a Bakery and fried doughnut was included in our baker’s menu. And I loved it! Though it’s a little oily compared to the one’s we’re used to. Congrats on your first attempt! 🙂

  3. i want to bake “more” goodies, but i do not have the talent and i suck at measurements:)
    i like ur idea…frying…hmmmm, my kids would be delighted:)

  4. I am a first grader when it comes to cooking and I have no idea what baking is all about.. But I want to learn, thank you for this post sis, will try to follow all the instructions 🙂

  5. Hmmm… so if I get the baking powder measurements right, I can get perfect fried donuts? :). I have never baked before, so frying them might be the option for me. What do you suggest I do? thanks 🙂 I really want to make those donuts, because I’m sure my daughter will love them! Besides, it’ll save me a trip to Krispy Kreme…

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