Doughnut Balls

    30 minutes

    A lovely batter is made with creme fraiche which adds extra flavour and moisture. The balls are quickly fried until golden and then covered in caster sugar. A touch of cinnamon can be added.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 150ml creme fraiche
    • 6 tablespoons milk
    • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 2 eggs
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • oil for frying
    • caster sugar for dusting

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Mix creme fraiche with milk, vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla and salt. Mix the flour and baking powder and gradually blend into the mixture to make a smooth dough.
    2. Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer or a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Form little balls with two teaspoons from the dough and fry in the hot oil until golden-brown.
    3. Pat dry on paper towel and sprinkle with icing sugar. Enjoy within a couple of hours.

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    there are eggs in the ingredients but not in the recipe - what happens to them?  -  27 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I found this recipe when i was looking for a way to use up some left over creme fraiche before it went bad. Hubby love donuts so thought this would be ideal. Very easy to make and they tasted lovely. Very light and fluffy...not at all like donuts from supermarket. He requests them often now ☺  -  06 Apr 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I love this recipe, easy and oh so yummy!  -  05 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)