• Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 180 min.
  • Cook Time : 3 min.
  • Ready In : 183 min.

A doughnut is a typical American sweet deep fried pastry often sprinkled with sugar. Homemade glazed doughnuts are quite easy to prepare…Let’s have a look at Homer Simpson’s favourite snack recipe!


  • 220g butter
  • 4 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 x 7g packets dry yeast
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 eggs
  • light olive oil (for frying)


Step 1

Heat milk over low then remove from heat and pour into a jug. Add yeast, 2 tbsp caster sugar and salt. Mix with a fork until well-combined. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Sift flour into a large bowl. Add butter and rub in with fingertips. Add 1/4 cup caster sugar, stirring until well-combined. Make a hole in the centre. Add yeast mixture and eggs. Mix until well-combined. Drop mixture onto a floured surface. Knead for 10 minutes. Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Stand in a warm place for 45 minutes.

Step 3

Combine remaining caster sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Knock down dough and turn onto a lightly floured board. Cut dough in half and knead each piece for 5 minutes. Roll one piece out to 1 1/4cm thick. Cut 8cm circles with a biscuit cutter. Using a 4cm round cutter, cut out centre of each circle to form donuts. Continue with remaining dough.

Step 4

Half-fill a frypan with oil. Heat over medium heat until oil is hot. Add 2 to 3 donuts at a time, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Toss donuts, one at a time, in cinnamon sugar until well-coated.

Immagine con licenza (CC BY 2.0) by tommy chheng

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