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Delicious Home-Made Donuts

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A Delicious Home-Made Donuts recipe,  They are awesome and so tasty and delicious.

Yield: Depending on size - about 12-15

Delicious Home-Made Donuts

Donuts covered with coconut and some with sugar

Home-Made Donuts may seem a little intimidating, but I assure you, when you try this recipe, they are really not difficult!

What are the 2 types of donuts?

The two most common types are the ring doughnut and the filled doughnut, which is injected with fruit preserves, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings.



  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp bicarb
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp crushed nutmeg
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut 


  • 1½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 1 cinnamon stick


Boil together until the sugar has dissolved and syrup is a bit thick

Remove from stove

Allow cooling

Beat eggs in a large bowl, till its frothy

Add, sour milk, butter, and sugar

Beat well

Sift in flour and baking powder

Add salt, bicarbonate of soda, and nutmeg

Make into a nice soft dough

Break into 3 pieces

Roll out into 1cm thickness

Fry in hot oil on medium heat

Until its a nice golden-brown colour

Remove from oil, set aside

Then dip in the cold syrup

Roll in coconut



The earliest origins to the modern doughnuts are generally traced back to the olykoek ("oil(y) cake") Dutch settlers brought with them to early New York (or New Amsterdam). These doughnuts closely resembled later ones but did not yet have their current ring shape.

Prepared, tried, and tested Jennifer Govender Bisnath

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 349Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 34mgSodium 245mgCarbohydrates 66gFiber 2gSugar 38gProtein 5g

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Have you ever wondered, Why Are Doughnuts Called Doughnuts?  

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