The Great Australian Bake Off

Pink or chocolate glaze? Or do you prefer cinnamon sugar doughnuts? Good luck trying to decide which of these to eat first! 


  • Doughnut

  • 500g strong flour

  • 7g salt

  • 50g caster sugar

  • 10g instant yeast

  • 140g warm milk

  • 5 eggs

  • 250g softened unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • Canola Oil for deep frying

  • Pink Glaze

  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 1-2 teaspoons of milk

  • 1 drop of raspberry oil

  • 1 drop of pink food dye Electric pink

  • Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 table spoon cocoa

  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 1-2 teaspoons of milk

  • Cinnamon Sugar

  • ¼ cup cater sugar

  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • Honey

  • Chopped walnuts

  • Cinnamon


  • Dough:

  • 1.

    Place flour and sugar in the mixing bowl, add salt and yeast but don’t allow them to touch.

  • 2.

    Add milk and eggs and mix with the dough hook until smooth approximately 8-10 minutes.

  • 3.

    Add softened butter and mix for a further 5 minutes.

  • 4.

    Place dough into a large bowl covered with cling wrap to rest for about an hour or until doubled in size.

  • 5.

    Flour your bench and knock dough down.

  • 6.

    Roll out to about 1-2 cm thick and cut with large round cutter then either using your finger or a small cutter cut out the doughnut hole and place on a greased tray to rest again. Cover with cling wrap but don’t allow it to stick to the dough. Place ¼ of the dough into a piping bag and let it prove again to make honey and walnut  doughnuts

  • 7.

    When dough springs back, about 20 minutes, they are ready to deep fry.

  • 8.

    Heat oil to 175C and slip them in 3-4 at a time. Brown on 1 side then turn. Drain on paper towel and allow to cool

  • 9.

    To make small honey doughnuts pipe a small amount of dough through the piping bag and cut with a pair of scissors allowing dough to drop carefully into the hot oil

  • 10.

    Fry for a couple of minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towel

  • 11.

    Drizzle small doughnuts immediately with honey, chopped walnuts and cinnamon

  • Glaze:

  • 1.

    Mix icing sugar, milk and flavour into a bowl until smooth.

  • 2.

    Dip top of doughnut in the glaze allowing any extra to drip off before turning over.

  • Cinnamon Doughnuts:

  • 1.

    Roll doughnut in sugar and cinnamon


This recipe has not been edited or tested by the Bake Off Food Department.

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