Super easy doughnuts

    16 min

    Really quick and easy doughnuts made without yeast and from ingredients you probably already have. My 3 year old loves these because there's hardly any waiting time!

    372 people made this

    Serves: 18 

    • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 90ml milk
    • 25g butter or baking fat
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250g sifted plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 L oil for deep frying
    • 60g caster sugar or icing sugar for dusting

    Prep:14min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. Stir the vinegar into the milk; set aside for a few minutes until thick.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; stir into the sugar mixture alternating with the vinegar and milk. Roll dough out on a floured surface to about 1cm thickness. Cut into doughnuts using a round cutter. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
    3. Heat the oil in a large deep pan to 190 C. Fry doughnuts in the hot oil until golden, turning over once. Drain on kitchen paper. Dust with sugar while they are still warm and serve immediately.

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    I rated this 5 for taste but it turned out so well because I followed the others' recommendation to only add 1/2 cup milk. Doing it that way, it turned out PERFECT. I lightly wet my fingers before working with the dough and did dropped donut holes instead of traditional donuts. Keep in mind that the holes will about double in size when they expand in the oil! We topped with cinnamon/sugar, powdered sugar, or chocolate syrup. Will definitely make these again!  -  31 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was an absolutely delicious recipe. I made donut holes and they came out so light and fluffy! At first I was confused about the comments but then I realized that allrecipies actially made a modification to the milk amount and this is why the comments didn't make sense any more. I made this recipe with one little modification, I used cider vinegar instead of white and it came out perfect! Oh and by the way...3/8 cup of milk equals 6 tablespoons of milk. Enjoy!  -  10 Feb 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I think the milk amount should be halved. This recipe is the one my grandmother, mother, and I have used for years, but mine takes the same amount of milk and vinegar, but DOUBLE the amount of everything else. Just use half the amount of milk and vinegar listed in this recipe and they will turn out fine. I have make this "half batch" of about 18 doughnuts many times.  -  24 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)