Doughnut Recipe

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 Updated 22/08/2017

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The traditional doughnut recipe. These are probably the best known English cake but are quite unusual inasmuch as they are yeast based but are cooked by deep-frying.


  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 oz fresh yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pint organic milk
  • 2 free-range organic eggs
  • organic red jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • organic oil for deep-frying
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Cream the yeast with the sugar.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour and add the salt.
  3. Stand the mixture in a warm place for 10 minutes.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the mixture.
  5. Beat the eggs and pour them and the milk into the flour mixture.
  6. Add the yeast and mix to a dough.
  7. Leave to rise in a warm place for one hour.
  8. Put dough onto a floured board and roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  9. Cut dough into rounds.
  10. Put a teaspoonful of jelly into the centre of half of these rounds.
  11. Moisten the edges of the rounds and put a plain round on top.
  12. Press the two edges together.
  13. Put into patty tins in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  14. Fry in deep oil, drain and roll in sugar.

Prep Time: 120 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: depends


for doughnuts 4 cups of flour and 4 table spoons of butter is what in english please
#0 - MOIRA FOSTER - 05/28/2010 - 11:09
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