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Ring doughnuts are a traditional American treat. In the United States they are part of the culture and come plain or with lots of different icings and toppings.

Here is a recipe for plain doughnuts to which you can add your own choice of icing.


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Last modified on: September 22th 2013

For 12 Doughnuts, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
33 min.2 hours 30 min.10 min.3 hours 13 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in an airtight tin.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Doughnuts : Photo of step #1 In a cup mix 20 g yeast with 4 tablespoonsful of warm milk. Leave to ferment for 30 minutes at room temperature.

This makes a yeast-based "leaven" which improves the flavour of the doughnuts.
Stage 2
30 min.
Doughnuts : Photo of step #2 After this time, put 40 g caster sugar, 50 g butter and 350 g flour into a food-mixer bowl with the rest of the milk.
Stage 3
10 min.
Doughnuts : Photo of step #3 Pour in the yeast leaven liquid and knead on slow speed until the dough is evenly mixed.
Stage 4
2 hours
Doughnuts : Photo of step #4 Gather the dough into a ball and put this into a clean bowl. Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 2 hours at room temperature.
Stage 5
20 min.
After this time, roll out the dough and shape the doughnuts as shown in this video. Once they are all on the baking sheet, cover with a plastic sheet again and leave to rest for 1 hour.
Stage 6
10 min.
Doughnuts : Photo of step #6 Heat the oil to 180°C (360°F) and lower in the doughnuts. Fry until golden brown...
Stage 7
Doughnuts : Photo of step #7 ...on both sides.
Stage 8
Doughnuts : Photo of step #8 Sprinkle the cooked doughnuts with caster sugar.


You can also top your doughnuts with fondant icing or chocolate ganache.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
202446 gr341 gr53 gr
101 %18 %32 %8 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3267 gr55 gr9 gr
16 %3 %5 %1 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1683 gr28 gr4 gr
8 %1 %3 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 12 Doughnuts : 1.50 €
Per Doughnuts : 0.13 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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And to drink?: A cup of good coffee.
Source: Based on Jamie Oliver's recipe.
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