Creme fraiche doughnut balls

    30 min

    These heavenly doughnuts are dangerously moreish, in part due to being bite-size! A lovely batter is made with creme fraiche, which adds extra flavour and moisture. The balls are quickly fried till golden and then covered in icing sugar. You can use caster sugar for dusting instead of icing sugar... And why not add a touch of cinnamon to some icing sugar for extra deliciousness?

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    Serves: 30 

    • 150ml creme fraiche
    • 6 tablespoons milk
    • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt
    • 2 eggs
    • 300g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • oil for frying
    • icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Mix creme fraiche with milk, vegetable oil, sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs. Mix the flour and baking powder and gradually blend into the mixture to make a smooth dough.
    2. Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer or a heavy-bottomed pan. Form little balls with two teaspoons from the dough and fry in the hot oil until golden-brown.
    3. Pat dry on kitchen paper and sprinkle with icing sugar. Enjoy within a couple of hours.

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    there are eggs in the ingredients but not in the recipe - what happens to them?  -  27 Jan 2016


    I found this recipe when i was looking for a way to use up some left over creme fraiche before it went bad. Hubby love donuts so thought this would be ideal. Very easy to make and they tasted lovely. Very light and fluffy...not at all like donuts from supermarket. He requests them often now ☺  -  06 Apr 2015


    I love this recipe, easy and oh so yummy!  -  05 Sep 2013