Yeast Doughnuts

    25 minutes

    It's easy to make your own deep fried doughnuts! These small balls of batter are deep fried then rolled in sugar. Uses dry yeast, water, sugar, milk and margarine.

    26 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 1 tablespoon dried active baking yeast
    • 3 tablespoons warm water (45 degrees C)
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 3 cups (750ml) milk
    • 180g cooking margarine
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 kg plain flour
    • 6 cups (1 1/2 litres) oil for frying
    • 50g caster sugar

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Add water and 1 teaspoon sugar to yeast in a small bowl and mix until pasty. Set aside and let rise until spongy.
    2. Scald milk with margarine and cool to lukewarm.
    3. Beat egg yolks. Add sugar and mix thoroughly. Add the cooled scalded milk mixture and beat until foamy. Mix in yeast mixture. Add flour gradually beating after each addition to make a soft dough. Beat until thick and springy, but note that too much flour will make hard doughnuts. Cover and let rise until doubled.
    4. Shape dough into small balls. Let them rise on floured greaseproof paper until doubled.
    5. In a deep fat fryer, heat oil to 190 degrees C. Fry doughnuts until brown. Then roll in sugar and cool.

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    Something else. I did not cook these as stated in the recipe. I used this dough to make sausage rolls.(Kolachies) It worked wonderfully!!!!! After the dough rose the last time, I rolled it around either some sausage or ham and cheese. allowed the dough to rise once more, and then baked till golden. Everyone loved them.  -  14 Jul 2008


    if you follow the recipe they turn out great almost like Gran's! I had no problems except the family made them disapepar too quickly!  -  14 Jul 2008


    go poland  -  14 Jul 2008