ingredients
  • For the dough
  • Eggs 2 • 130 kcal
  • Flour type 00 300 grams (2 ½ cups)
  • Manitoba flour 300 grams (2 ½ cups)
  • dry powdered yeast 8 grams (1/2 tbsp)
  • Butter 50 grams (3 ½ tbsp) • 717 kcal
  • Milk 240 grams (1 cup) • 49 kcal
  • Lemon zest 1
  • vanillin sachet 1
  • A pinch of salt
  • Peanut seeds oil as much as needed
  • Granulated sugar 30 grams (2 ½ tbsp)
  • For the decoration
  • Granulated sugar
Calories refers to 100 gr of product

Homemade fried donuts are soft and irresistible, one of those desserts that you can enjoy whenever you want, especially during the Carnival period. They are made with a very simple risen dough and then fried. As soon as the donuts will be golden and swollen, drain and pass them in granulated sugar. It's a warm and fragrant delicacy that will win over adults and children alike. Prepare them in large quantities and serve them at a buffet or for a delicious snack. So let’s find out how to prepare these homemade fried donuts by following our recipe step by step.

How to make Homemade Fried Donuts

Pour warm milk into the bowl of the mixer; add the dry powdered yeast (1) and mix well.

Pour in the granulated sugar (2) and mix with a hand whisk.

Add the eggs (3) and mix again.

Melt the butter in the microwave oven and pour it into the mixer (4).

In a bowl, gather the type 00 flour and the manitoba flour and grate the zest of a lemon; add a pinch of salt and the vanilla sachet. Pour the powders all together (5) and knead with the planetary hook until smooth and homogeneous.

Form a ball (6), transfer it to a greased bowl and let it rise in the oven with the light on for about 1 hour.

Now divide the dough into pieces of about 70 grams each one (7).

Give a spherical shape to the pieces of dough with your hand and pierce them in the center, to obtain donuts (8); spread them out slightly by rotating them on the floured work surface. Gradually arrange the donuts on a baking sheet and let them rise for at least another hour.

Heat abundant peanut seeds oil in a saucepan, dip the donuts a few at a time (9), and fry them on both sides.

When the donuts will be swollen and golden, drain and let them dry on absorbent kitchen paper. Finally pass the donuts in the granulated sugar (10).

Transfer the fried donuts to a tray and serve hot (11).

How to store Homemade Fried Doughnuts

Homemade fried donuts can be stored in a special airtight container for about 2 days at room temperature.