British Recipes > Isle of Wight Doughnuts

How to make Isle of Wight doughnuts:
A delicious recipe from the Isle of Wight, which lies off the south coast of England. Doughnuts are one of the best known traditional yeast cakes in Briatin.


4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons dried yeast
raspberry jam/jelly
4 cups plain flour
2 eggs
1 tablespoon caster/superfine sugar
1 1/2 gills warm milk
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- Mix the flour and sugar and divide into two basins.
- Rub butter into one, yeast and milk into the other.
- Let batter mixture rise for 1/2 hour, then mix both together and beat in the egg.
- Let the batter stand for 1 hour to rise.
- Knead and make into 24 round balls.
- Make a hole and put a little jam in the centre of each.
- Close up securely.
- Leave to stand for a while on a floured tin to prove.
- Drop into a deep bath of boiling fat and fry until golden brown.
- When cool roll in caster sugar.
- Mind the hot jam!