River Cottage Australia



Love doughnuts? Try making your own at home with this delicious recipe.


  • 2 cups of plain flour

  • ½ cup of sugar

  • 3 tsp of baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • ½ cup of full cream milk

  • ¼ cup of melted butter

  • 2 free range eggs

  • Rice bran oil for frying

  • Sugar Coating

  • ½ cup of caster sugar

  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon


  • 1.

    Put a pot on the stove and half fill it with frying oil, heat to a temperature of 180 degrees celsius.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, sieve the flour into a mixing bowl and combine with the sugar, baking powder and the pinch of salt.

  • 3.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, melted butter and eggs. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently whisk together until a smooth batter has formed.

  • 4.

    Once the oil is up to temperature, use one teaspoon to scoop up some batter and use another to push it off into the oil. Repeat until there are a few doughnuts bobbing away happily in oil. Be patient and don't over crowd the pan, work in batches until all the batter is gone.

  • 5.

    In a mixing bowl toss together the sugar and ground cinnamon and then toss in the still hot doughnuts, give them a good roll in the sugar mix to ensure they're evenly coated. Enjoy straight away. Makes approximately 30 small doughnuts.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 950kj
  • Fat Total 35g
  • Saturated Fat 20g
  • Protein 11g
  • Carbohydrate 150g
  • Sugar 101g
  • Sodium 408mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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This recipe can be found in the River Cottage Australia cookbook

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