Homemade Fried Doughnuts

Contributed by

Sophia Lee

Homemade Fried Doughnuts

A simple brioche bread dough recipe not baked, but fried doughnuts. A great tea/coffee time snack or enrich it with glaze of your choice to make a perfect dessert. A favorite and a great hit at my kids' and grandkids' party.
Servings 8
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins


Make brioche dough

  • 4 cup All purpose flour
  • 3 tbs Castor sugar
  • 1&1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1&1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 tsp Instant yeast
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 250 ml Milk
  • 60 g Soften unsalted butter
  • 1/2 l Oil for frying


  • Put all the first 8 ingredients in a stand mixer bowl on speed 2 till well combined then increase to 4, knead for approximately 10 mins. till smooth and side of bowl comes clean.
  • Remove the dough on to a well dusted work surface, and knead to form a smooth ball. Return to bowl and cover with cling film or reusable shower cap/bonnet. Allow to proof till double in size.
  • Turn the well risen dough on to a well dusted work surface. Divide dough into 12 balls - for big size or 16 medium sizes or 20 smaller ones.
  • Roll each ball till smooth, place on each individual parchment paper.
  • Cover with a tea towel and allow to proof the second time till double in size.
  • Make a hole with your finger in the middle of the risen dough before turning on to a pan of heated oil of 160°C/350°F. Remove the parchment paper carefully. Fry them in batches on both sides till golden brown.
  • Remove onto a rack, cool completely before sugar coating them or any glaze of your choice.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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