Doughnuts are a great deep fried sweet treat with many recipe variations now around including doughnut holes, doughnut balls and even baked versions.
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.
Make your own doughnuts in the deep fryer! It's not at all hard and lots of fun for the kids to watch!
This is a traditional Jewish holiday recipe called sufganiyot, normally served during the Hanukkah season. These are really great when stuffed with jam.
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.
You might find these at cafes but they're not that hard to make at home. Very simple and satisfying.
The churro is the Mexican version of a donut. Water, butter, flour and eggs are mixed to form a dough, rolled into tubes, fried in oil then coated in sugar and cinnamon.
Next time you have leftover or day old white bread, try this recipe which is just like jam doughnuts. Bread is dipped in egg batter and fried.
These are a light and fluffy yeast doughnut that are initially prepared in a bread machine so taking most of the hard work away. I like mine served warm with cinnamon sugar.
It's definitely worth making your own fancy donuts if you have a deep fryer. Using a pastry bag will allow you to make more interesting shapes.
These are a great Mexican fritter that is similar to donuts and popular at fairs and for street stalls. The recipe is surprisingly easy to make.