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Quick and Easy Doughnut Recipe

Quick and Easy Doughnut Recipe

This quick and doughnut recipe will help you make soft dounuts in a faster and simple one rise method.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Proofing Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 medium sized (68mm)donuts


For Doughnut

  • 390 g Flour 3 cups (loosely packed)
  • 165 g Milk/Water 3/4 cup-1 tbsp
  • 57 g Butter 1/4 cup
  • 1 Egg @room temperature
  • 50 g Sugar 1/4 cup
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Yeast Instant or Active dried yeast
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or nutmeg powder

For the glaze

  • 125 g Powdered sugar 1 cup
  • 2 tbsp Milk 30 ml
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For chocolate sauce

  • 150 g chocolate
  • 60 ml Hot cream 1/4 cup


Prepare the dough

  • Into a bowl add all the ingredients and mix everything together.
    Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature so that it will be easy to blend everything together.
    Add the milk,egg,sugar,salt,yeast,vanilla extract and butter into bowl and give it a good stirr.Then add the flour and blend evrything using a wooden spoon until you get a shaggy mass of dough.
    Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface.
  • Knead the dough for 10-12 minutes or until they become soft,elastic and not sticking to the hands.
  • Flatten the top of dough and let it rest for 5 minutes on the counter.Cover the dough..to make sure it wont get dry.

Shape the donuts

  • Dust the counter and the surface of dough with some flour and Roll the dough into 1/2 an inch thick sheet.And Cut out the doughnuts using a cookie cutter.
    We can use the left over dough to roll it again and cut some more dounuts out of it.
  • Place the shaped dounuts dough onto a prepared baking tray.

Proof the shaped donuts

  • Cover the baking tray witha plastic film and let them sit and rise for 50-60 minutes or until they puff up beautifully.

Bake/Fry the donuts

  • Bake the risen doughnuts at 350F preheated oven for 13-15 minutes or until the top become ligh golden brown in color.
    Take care not to overbake them as they may become dry.
    If you want to fry them, you can fry them as well.
  • Hope you liked this quick and easy doughnut recipe.
    Happy Baking :)
Keyword Easy Donuts Recipe, How to make donuts, Quick and Easy Doughnut Recipe