Home made cinnamon sugar doughnuts

Home made cinnamon sugar doughnuts

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  • Easy
  • 30 minutes plus resting time
  • 10 minutes


  • 2 T dry instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 t warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 50 g butter, melted
  • 2 1/4 cup cake flour
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 2 cups oil
  • For the cinnamon sugar:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 - 2 t ground cinnamon

Cooking Instructions

Add the yeast, milk and water together in a bowl and mix to combine, leave aside for 10 minutes.

Once the yeast mixture has rested add the butter, flour, eggs, sugar to the same bowl and mix lightly with a whisk or fork.

Bring the ingredients together with your hands, turn out of the bowl and knead for a few minutes, be careful not to handle it too much. When smooth, leave in a buttered bowl covered by a tea towel to double in size.

Once doubled, punch the dough down and knead for another 5 minutes and roll out the mixture until about 3 cm thick. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter and cut an incision around the width of it. Alternatively roll into fritters with the palms of your hands.

Leave on a tray for another 30 minutes to 40 minutes covered by a tea towel until they have risen again.

Carefully fry in medium to hot oil until lightly golden for about a minute or so, turning in the oil to color evenly. Once golden brown remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen roll.

For the cinnamon sugar: mix 1 cup of sugar with 1 t – 2 t ground cinnamon and roll the fritters or doughnuts in there immediately to coat with sugar evenly.

Roll in cinnamon sugar and then make a small slit in the side with a sharp knife. Using a small piping bag, carefully insert the nozzle into the slit and squeeze about a teaspoon of jam inside or use a clean syringe to do the job.

Sift 200g icing sugar into a bowl and add ¼ cup of water to make a drizzle texture. Add more water to make a thinner Yeah drizzle if you like and more icing sugar to make it thicker. Drizzle over the doughnuts to set.

Hannah Lewry Recipe by: Hannah Lewry
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    October 6, 2020

    Is it table spoons or tea spoons

    1. Katharine Pope
      October 22, 2020

      Hi Denise, we use a lowercase t for teaspoons, and an uppercase T for tablespoons. Happy cooking!