Spiced doughnut balls

    50 min

    These little doughnut rounds are easy and quick to make. To make them even faster, you can make the dough the night before, cover and keep them in the fridge overnight. That way, all you have to do is heat your oil, fry and serve. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a comforting pud.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 950ml rapeseed oil for frying
    • 275g (10 oz) plain flour
    • 65g caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace or allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 175ml (6 fl oz) milk
    • 4 tablespoons rapeseed oil
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 200g (7 oz) sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 190 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, mix flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt, mace and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Create a well in the centre of the mixture, and pour in milk, rapeseed oil and egg. Thoroughly stir into the mixture.
    3. In batches, drop the mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls into the hot oil. Fry on all sides, 2 to 4 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on kitchen roll.
    4. In a resealable plastic bag, mix 200g sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. While still warm, place balls a few at a time into the bag, and toss to coat.


    Spiced doughnut balls
    Spiced doughnut balls

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    Easy and excellent. With the full amount of milk, the batter turned out very runny, so I added 10g flour and chilled it; it cooked great. Next time I'll just add slightly less milk. Definitely only use teaspoonfuls because the balls rise a lot!  -  28 Jan 2018


    Really lovely little doughnuts. Quick and easy and very tasty. Made them with my 5 yr old grandson. We used a mixture of diff' sugars for coating. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.  -  15 Jan 2014


    such a gorgeous recipe, my grandson enjoy eg making them and they are now a family favourite for special occasions. Used vanilla sugar instead of spice for the grandchildren, serve with ice cream and enjoy  -  09 Feb 2013