Step by step recipe:

  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.
  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.
  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.
  4. 2 hoursDoughnuts : 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.
  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.
  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...
  7. Doughnuts : Photo of step #7
    ...on both sides.
  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.

And to drink?

A cup of good coffee.


Based on Jamie Oliver's recipe.

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