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How do you make donuts? This is how with step by step photos

Updated on September 21, 2015
Rustic jam filled donuts by peterb6001
Rustic jam filled donuts by peterb6001

This Donut recipe is easy and delicious. No Donut maker needed!

How do you make donuts? Here I give you my best answer after a lot of research.

Having researched, tried and tested many recipes for donuts, here I share with you the easiest and most delicious one that I have made so far, tweaked to just how I like them.

The recipe I'm giving you here has many advantages over the other ones that can be found on the internet. They are easy to make, the ingredients are simple, they can easily be 'pimped up' with different flavors (see my suggestions at the bottom), the donuts can be filled or not, made to what size you like and you don't need a donut maker to make this recipe, although one can be used if you like.

I use a deep fat fryer to make them here, although in a pan with oil is another option or in a donut maker.

So read on, I've done this step by step with photos to make it really simple for you.

In no time you will be impressing your friends, children and family.

Image: Rustic Sticky Jam Donuts, Please note: All images on this page are my personal images with the exception of images of items for sale that are Amazon and eBay products.

Cuisinart Deep Fryer

This Cuisinart deep fryer is perfect for frying your donuts to get delicious results.

Obviously you can fry anything in this, from fish and chips to Spring rolls. I picked this deep fryer as Cuisinart are famed for their excellent kitchen utensils and this got over 100 good reviews on Amazon.

It heats quickly, cools quickly, is a great size and the temperature settings are very accurate.

Like you might expect from Cuisinart, this is a great little fryer.

Why I'm telling you how to make donuts - and the easy donut recipe

Homemade donuts done easily

I have a huge passion for cooking and will be modest and say that I do impress with my food on many occasions.

So why donuts?

My main inspiration came from watching an English television series called 'The Great British Bake Off'. I can best describe this program as being like 'Masterchef' but for bakers. The food always looks so delicious and the contestants are at an extremely high level, having to make anything from flat breads to three layered cakes without recipes.

One challenge on the program was the 'Make Donuts' challenge. They had a few hours and believe it or not, with all the expertly designed cakes and breads they make, some actually struggled with donuts.

I remember thinking that the simple donut can't be that hard to make, but people are obviously going wrong somewhere.

So I set myself the challenge, make the donuts better than they did on the show in less time, with less faffing. The only little advantage that I had was access to recipes and many attempts.

Putting that aside though, I now feel that if I was in the Great British Bake Off tent, I'd win it hands down. Whilst the others were sweating and panicking I'd be sitting and reading my paper in the extra time wondering what all the fuss was about.

I definitely wouldn't be up for elimination. Think I'm bluffing? read on.

I've tried Gordon Ramsay's donut recipe, Jamie Oliver's, I could go on. So in a summary here is the best easy donut recipe.

The donut ingredients and utensils needed

The make these donuts the ingredients you need are:

150 ml / 5 fluid ounces of milk

2 egg yolks

50g / 2 ounces of butter

320g / 11 ounces of strong plain flour plus extra for kneading and dusting

Pinch of salt

14g / 1/2 ounce / 1 tablespoon of dried yeast

50g / 2 ounces of caster sugar

Caster, granulated or icing sugar for coating

Oil for frying (170 degrees C, 338 degrees F)

For the Filling:

Here I am using seedless strawberry jam, more filling suggestions and extras further down the page. Note: If you are making your own filling this should be made in advance or during rising time as it is best to add the filling when the donuts are still warm.

The Utensils you will need are:

Small saucepan

Small Bowl

Large Mixing bowl

Medium Bowl

Deep Fat Fryer

Sieve

Icing and decorating bag with nozzle for filling

Cling Film

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Why is this my favorite donut recipe?

  1. It is easy

  2. There isn't any complicated messing around

  3. The ingredients are cheap and may already be in your cupboard

  4. They can be made in whatever size you choose

  5. The filling is optional and added last so you can make a variety of fillings if you want to

  6. Adding special 'extras' does not ruin the balance of the recipe

  7. Easy to tell when they are ready

  8. You don't need a donut maker although one can be used

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Getting started making the dough for donuts - Makes approx 12 to 14 medium sized donuts

Preparing the dough for the donuts
Preparing the dough for the donuts

Don't be put off by the amount of steps I put in this recipe, it is very simple, but everything is explained for extra detail

1: Measure out your milk and flour. I use strong plain bread flour but any strong plain flour is fine.

2: Add the sugar and milk to a saucepan and allow the sugar to dissolve. Make sure that the milk doesn't boil.

3: Now put the yeast into a small bowl and add half of the milk. Stir causing the yeast to react.

4: Put the remaining milk back on the heat and add the butter, gently simmer until the butter has melted but again be careful not to boil the milk.

5: Add the salt to the flour and sift into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour. In the well put the two egg yolks, the milk with the yeast and the other milk. Fold the flour into the middle and mix until you have a dough.

Kneading the dough and leaving to rise

More detailed kneading techniques here
More detailed kneading techniques here

1: Lightly flour a smooth flat surface. The mixture in the bowl should be almost too wet and gooey. If you think that it is way too wet for you to work with add a little more sifted flour.

2: Lightly flour your hands and put the dough onto the surface area. You now want to knead the dough for about 5 minutes.

3: The kneading technique I use is is to hold the back of the dough with my finger tips and with the palm of my other hand push the dough, stretching it away from you. Not letting go of the hand that is holding the back fold the dough over towards you with the hand that has just stretched it.

4: Now turn the whole piece of dough around 45 degrees and repeat.

5: Continue to repeat until a nice dough is formed. It should be soft and stretchy.

6: Lightly flour a clean bowl that is larger than the dough. Make a rough ball shape, put it in the bowl and cover with cling film.

7: Leave in a slightly warm area for 1 to 1.5 hours until the dough has doubled in size.

For more detailed descriptions and videos about kneading dough see here or click on the picture Bread baking tips, ingredients and recipes

Cut and shape the donut dough

Cutting and shaping the donuts
Cutting and shaping the donuts
Ateco 3-1/2-Inch Stainless Steel Doughnut Cutter
Ateco 3-1/2-Inch Stainless Steel Doughnut Cutter

Want to make donut cutting that little easier. Here's the cutter that got the best reviews on Amazon

 

1: Now that your dough has risen prepare a clean flowered surface again. Take the dough and throw it a couple of times onto the work surface. This will burst any large air bubbles that may have formed.

2: Roll out the dough into a rough rectangle that is about 2 cm thick.

3: Cut the dough into portions. Here I made 13 but you can make them to what size you like. At first attempts I would advise 12 to 14 though.

4: Roll into balls and place onto grease proof paper. You will notice I don't make perfect smooth balls, this is because I prefer a more rustic look but you can shape them as you wish.

5: Now leave them to rise for a further half hour. This will help to ensure that they are light and fluffy.

Deep fry the dough

Frying donuts, link to Cuisinart Deep Fryer
Frying donuts, link to Cuisinart Deep Fryer

1: Set your deep fat fryer to 170 degrees, and make sure it reaches that temperature.

2: Fry the dough in batches for about 3 to 4 minutes until floating and evenly golden brown. You will need turn the balls over during cooking.

3: Remove from the fryer and place on kitchen paper.

Note that the dough will expand in the fryer so take this into account so that you have enough room.

I also advise checking the temperature of the oil between the batches or leaving it a minute or two in case it has cooled down.

Dust, sugar, coat and fill the donuts

Sugaring and filling the donuts
Sugaring and filling the donuts

Once the donuts have cooled down a little you can now coat them with either granulated, caster or icing sugar.

Here I have used icing sugar. I like to use this because as the donuts are still warm it will slightly melt over them giving them a lovely sticky messy finish. Once cooled you can add even more depending on how sweet you like them.

Dusting

Put your sugar in a bowl, add the donut and roll in the sugar covering all sides. Gently remove, if using icing sugar some parts will melt slightly.

Filling

The filling should be added when still warm, so any filling that you make yourself should be done so in advance to the filling stage.

Now I simply use disposable piping / icing bags with a good size nozzle for the filling to come out and long enough to pierce into the center of the donut.

Fill the bag to about halfway and fold at the end. Now place the nozzle into the donut and gently squeeze until the mixture just starts to come out.

Here for ease I have simply used seedless strawberry jam.

Sticky rustic easy homemade jam donuts

Sticky easy homemade jam donuts
Sticky easy homemade jam donuts

Paul Hollywood donut recipe - From The Great British Bake Off Donut Challenge

Paul Hollywood is a master baker and he works with Mary Berry (The Queen of Puddings) in this show.

After the contestants had been asked to make donuts in the show, he gives us his masterclass.

The recipe isn't too different from my one. It's a 6 minute video and definitely worth watching before you make your donuts. This will give you an idea of how wet the dough should be and give you a feel if you are doing it right. It's so much easier to watch a video than to explain.

Don't be put off that it looks messy, it really isn't that hard.

Although my recipe is similar, it is tweaked to how I like them. His may look a little more perfect, but Paul Hollywood is considered one of the best bakers in Britain. So, if yours turn out looking like my rustic one's you know that you have done a good job. Or try his Paul Hollywood's Donut recipe and see which one you prefer.

Although a certain Chef Ramsay does have my back on my recipe :)

Cookbook for baking lovers - Paul Hollywood, How To Bake

If you are a fan of baking in general, from breads to sweets Paul Hollywood gives you his full step by step guide.

Now being famous as one of the best bakers in Britain, the judge of 'The Great British Bake Off' shares his recipes in this excellent cookbook, for amateur to keen bakers.

Learn surprising hints and tips that this man gives you from over 40 years of baking experience.

Pimping up the dough

Choco butternut dunkin donuts recipe

If you fancy adding a twist to your dough for other delicious flavors inside here are some tried and tested variations.

Spicy Cinnamon

If you love cinnamon add a little to the flour. For a really spicy treat sensation you can also add a little freshly ground nutmeg and ginger.

Zesty Styles

Try grating a little lemon or orange zest and adding it to the mixture for a zesty fruity flavor.

A touch of vanilla

Cut a vanilla pod in half. Scrape the contents into the milk and butter mix before warming and also add the whole pod. This will give a delicious vanilla flavor.

Sugar Dusting Variations

Choco butternut dunkin donuts recipe to follow

Chocolate Temptation

Add some chocolate coco powder to the sugar before rolling the donut in it for a chocolaty finish. Ideal with chocolate filling.

Citrus Zings

Add a little orange or lemon juice to the icing sugar for coating to make a zesty icing to lightly cover the donuts making them super sticky and zesty.

Filling ideas, and choco butternut dunkin donuts recipe next

Jams

Nearly any jams can be added as a filling, I find seedless ones work best.

Chocolate

Make a chocolate filling by simply melting chocolate and butter.

Apple

Cut cooking apples into small chunks. Heat and stew with sugar. Add a touch of cinnamon

Custard

Make a thick creme ingles with vanilla to add as a filling

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Now sit back, relax and enjoy with a cup of coffee

Donuts and coffee
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Wheat free Donuts and low sugar Donuts Vote

and the choco butternut dunkin donuts recipe next up

I created this page one month ago. The feedback has been excellent. I've have a couple of questions along the same lines, can I provide a wheat free donut recipe? Other people have asked me if I can give low sugar donut recipes?

My answer is, yes I can. Before doing so however I would like to get a little more reader feedback.

You see, a wheat free donut recipe works the same but a slightly different kneading and rested time is needed and the liquid amounts change slightly, working with wheat free flour is ever so slightly different to strong flour.

So, if this topic interests you I would appreciate your feedback. When the poll question is substantially one sided I will know how to act. Thank you, your participation will help me to improve this page and in return, get some more people cooking some tasty treats!

So, the poll follows below.

What are Voodoo Donuts?

Voodoo Doll Donut

Voodoo Donuts is a company in Portland that is becoming increasing popular. Set up by two friends, their business is really making a mark.

Voodoo Donuts come in different shapes and sizes, are very original and delicious. Their trademarked donut is in the shape of a Voodoo Doll. They have bar shaped ones, and very original flavors and toppings such as coco pops and fruit loops, lavender sprinkles and many delicious fillings.

You can check out Voodoo Donuts Official page here, full of scrummy pics and info.

Voodoo Doughnut Official Homepage

Dunkin Donut Recipes Revealed

Here are some of your favorite Dunkin Donut recipes

Wheat free donuts - Low sugar donut recipe

I created this page one month ago. The feedback has been excellent. I've have a couple of questions along the same lines, can I provide a wheat free donut recipe? Other people have asked me if I can give low sugar donut recipes?

My answer is, yes I can. Before doing so however I would like to get a little more reader feedback.

You see, a wheat free donut recipe works the same but a slightly different kneading and rested time is needed and the liquid amounts change slightly, working with wheat free flour is ever so slightly different to strong flour.

So, if this topic interests you I would appreciate your feedback. When the poll question is substantially one sided I will know how to act. Thank you, your participation will help me to improve this page and in return, get some more people cooking some tasty treats!

Should I create or add wheat free donuts and low sugar donuts to this page?

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Thank you for visiting

I hope you had a nice time here and that you will go and try these delicious donuts. Good luck and let me know how they turned out.

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      Peter Badham 3 years ago from England

      @Lady Lorelei: Thank you Ladymermaid :) They are not the best to thing to eat if you are dieting no, but will be a very well deserved treat. In the mean time I may as well promote one of my other recipes to you, as a favor lol! my low fat tea low recipe is virtually fat free so you won't have to wait till summer, and it's easy and very tasty. Link should be at the top right! I know, I'm too kind :) hehe

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      OMG those look absolutely delicious. Your doughnut recipe has stolen my heart (and my taste buds) when I get off my diet I am making up a big batch of these. I figure by summer I should be good to have a few sweet treats so this one is going on my list.

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      Ed Murphy 4 years ago from New Hampshire

      Great lens on making yeast donuts. While I'll admit that I'm a bigger fan of the cake doughnut, this makes me want to try a risen doughnut.

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @shellys-space: Then, as innocent as you look in your profile pic, it may well be time to get baking! :)

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      My stomach is growling after seeing your donut photos! I must admit, I have a huge sweet tooth and when I visit my local store, I must have one of their bakery donuts!

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice article, love donuts, but I would be waiting for them to go cold and be filling them with whipped cream with a little vanilla essence add, no jam. That's my sweet teeth talking, again another yummy recipe my tongue is watering for.

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      Ben Reed 4 years ago from Redcar

      Oh dear! Now I need to go and eat a donut....

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @anonymous: Excellent, so glad you liked them :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I made these donuts following your recipe step by step and they were actually quite and turned out absolutely amazing. Will be sending this one on to friends.

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @MaiAki: It's not my figure honey :)

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      MaiAki 4 years ago

      Oh man you were wrong for posting this! (Goes in the kitchen and makes donuts)....:)

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @Peregrina LM: That's how we spell them in England as well. Hope they turned out nice :)

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      Good news I just finished a donut and some how came across you site. Interesting how things work that way.

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      Peregrina LM 4 years ago

      These look great! I just made doughnuts (Canadian-ish spelling) for the first time in years.

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      ConvenientCalendar 4 years ago

      Excellent pictures! I bet they taste better than they look!

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      fifta 4 years ago

      Oh... I am so bad at making donuts, I'll try your recipe and hope it will go well. Yumm... the pictures make me hungry.

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      willoconner 4 years ago

      This is amazing.....I just LOVEEEEEEE donuts.

      I'm definitely gonna try this!!!

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      We used to make donuts in the deep fryer on the patio out in lake Errock - yum

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @peterb6001: It is done :)

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @Elyn MacInnis: Hello elynmac, as you are the second person to ask me this I will indeed, I didn't mean to make you guys feel left out. I'll add the measures later today. For church hey? It's a great idea but some would call these donuts a sin :)

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Could you add American style measures? I don't know many folks in the US that use weight as a measure, and that is what would hold me back from doing your recipe... I am thinking about making donuts for church. It would save a bundle. And I would love to know your recipe.

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @Marja79: I'm going to add a wheat free version soon :)

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      Marja79 4 years ago

      Great lens, tho I would not eat these because of sugar and wheat. I used to eat donuts and my mom makes great donuts and I bet yours taste great as well!

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      lauxeck 4 years ago

      Baby steps to make donuts?! That's awesome!! I'll try it on next weekend for sure ;D

      Rodolpho.

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      I LOVE homemade donuts!!!! YUMMY!!!!! So, let's try this recipe!!!

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      L. Olson 4 years ago from Northern Arizona

      I love doughnuts, and have tried many recipes off the internet myself, none to my satisfaction. This is different from any I have tried, so I will give it a go! Thanks!

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      LeenaBK LM 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the recipe. My son loves donuts. I'm definitely making these for him.

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      fifinn 4 years ago

      I've never made ââdonuts before. Thank you for sharing the recipe how to make donuts. It seems I have to try it.

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      These look great! My family cheats; we buy frozen white bread dough, thaw it, and deep fry/coat the pieces. They're not the exact same consistency, but fuss-free. I'm pinning this to my Pinterest "Candy and Goodies" board for future reference. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I have only made donuts once and I coated them in cinnamon sugar. Delicious. I love how gorgeous and rustic yours look.

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @ismeedee: Hi ismeedee, I'm not sure what your motive is for not eating refined sugar, or also if you are only classing caster or icing sugar as refined and not caster sugar. If this is the case, and it is not for health reasons, caster sugar can simply be made by putting granulated sugar in a blender and giving it a few blasts.

      Hope this helps :)

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @jeffersuan: Hi Jeffersuan, the frying temp is 170. Make to it rises back up to this between batches. 1 gram = 0.035274 ounces :)

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      My mother used to make them. There is certainly nothing like homemade, this lens made my mouth water. We are really trying not to eat refined sugar, but the odd exception is ok so maybe we should try these!!

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      jeffersuan 4 years ago

      sounds like a great recipe! I actually have made donuts before, and the recipe I used was pretty good, so we'll see how yours compares! Just a suggestion, but I would appreciate a conversion to American units in the recipe...is that possible? And the frying temp...

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      VeseliDan 4 years ago

      I haven't tried to make donuts at home yet, but I will try to make them soon. Thank you for these instructions, they are great.

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      CrazyHomemaker 4 years ago

      I am a BIG donut fan! Or, should I say addict. This is a really fine lens!

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @stylishimo1: Thank you :) well.... there are worse things to become addicted too. At least I didn't include cream ones :)

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @anonymous: Thanks AJ, I will definitely try that on my next batch. I'm quite used to working with doughs and kneading so I'll take the water tip and add more water gradually. I have a good idea of what the consistency of the mix should feel like.

      If they are nice I'll add the tweaked recipe and a couple of photos :), or who knows, maybe a whole new page if I think they deserve it :)

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      stylishimo1 4 years ago

      As soon as I saw the pic of the donuts on the squidoo home page I had to look, they looked so yummy! Might have a go myself but afraid I will become addicted.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These donuts look delicious - can I suggest you also try with wheatfree flour? There's a lot of demand for wheat-free recipes these days ;) The trick is to be aware that wheat-free flour sometimes requires a bit more liquid as it is more absorbent that orfinary flour.

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      Susan Caplan McCarthy 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Yum

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      Auriel 4 years ago

      thanks for the cooking tips, i love donuts.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      These look fantastic! I used to make donuts years ago when my kids were young but after reading your wonderful lens I'm tempted to make a batch!

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I have made donuts, and they were seriously good. But it took a LOT of oil, and at the time my crowd was not so large. Need a large crowd to dispatch with them! Thanks for the encouragement. I am contemplating buying a donut maker...

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      hotsquid 4 years ago

      I love donuts. Never make them at home. These donuts look delicious...

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @ItayaLightbourne: I bet they were fantastic too. I haven't tried that in my research, I really should :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Oh my goodness but these look good! Awesome article. I used to make doughnuts from quartering canned biscuit dough and dropping in hot oil. Then dust with sugar. Not as yummy as yours but they were pretty darn good at the time. :)

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      Rob Hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

      I'm trying not to lick my lips, but it's difficult!

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      Rob Hemphill 4 years ago from Ireland

      I'm trying not to lick my lips, but it's difficult!

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      Ardyn25 4 years ago

      Now I want a donut! You make it look easy with your directions, i may just have to try this. Thanks.

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @Rosetta Slone: Hahaha, that is by far the most flattering comment. I wish I could put it as a sticky at the top :)

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      I've literally, just today started a gluten-free diet - your pictures and descriptions are sooo tempting I might have to cheat just once though. You should definitely try out for the Great British Bake Off!

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      'Vikk Simmons 4 years ago from Houston

      Always enjoyed donuts but never tried to make them. Yours are mouthwatering good.

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      hovirag 4 years ago

      you are a chef! great presentation - my mouth is watering now :)

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Your donuts look delicious! Thanks for your recipe and congrats for your LOTD!

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @Titia: :) Sorry Titia :)

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      journey103 4 years ago from USA

      These look awesome. I've never made donuts but now I'm thinking about it. Nice recipe!

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      Titia Geertman 4 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Oh darn, now you've done it. Now I have to go to bed on an empty stomach while graving for these delicious looking donuts. Oh boy and I should lose some weight and now you've messed that up too. I'm not happy with your donuts, but I love every bit of them. If this isn't going to be a raffle ticket I don't know what will.

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      KyraB 4 years ago

      Wow! These look so good :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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      NuttSoRuff 4 years ago

      Thanks for the very detailed directions. Family members of mine have tried making donuts but it always seemed so intimidating to me. Your directions are clear so I am considering trying this out. Thank you! Also, they look so delicious!

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      Your donuts look delicious and they seems quite easy to make. Great lens.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      @Missmerfaery444: I would never stand in the way of a pregnant woman who wants donuts. :) Great job on the lens: congrats on the front page honors and purple star. Pinned to my sweets board and blessed. PS - because of you I now know the meaning of the word "faffing." It means to "aimlessly waste time doing useless tasks." Actually eating donuts while faffing sounds like a great afternoon!

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      Jen withFlash 4 years ago

      You make it look so easy!! They look delicious!

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @Missmerfaery444: You could,.. but waiting for the dough to rise will be a nightmare. Have a banana whilst it does. Still, great excuse to do it, nobody can have a go, and you'll have some for breakfast :)

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      Missmerfaery444 4 years ago

      I really should not have looked at this page when in a pregnant (and hungry) state... mmm now I am drooling for donuts!!! Is it plausible to make them at midnight? ;)

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      Ann 4 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      oh yum - my mouth is watering for some of these donuts - well done Peter

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      My husband loves donuts maybe I'll make his some soon.

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      queenofduvetcover 4 years ago

      YUM! I want a donut!

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      The One Stop Shop 4 years ago

      This is a great lens and I really liked the pictures. It makes me want to make homemade donuts right now.

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      @JoshK47: Thank you JoshK47, hope you are not too hungry :)

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Wonderfully presented lens! Almost too wonderfully... now I need some donuts. Blessed by a SquidAngel!