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Homemade Mini Sour Milk Doughnuts 

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Homemade Mini Sour Milk Doughnuts with coconut


Homemade Mini Sour Milk Doughnuts 

Sour Milk Donuts Covered in Coconut

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Need a quick fix to satisfy your sweet tooth? Homemade Mini Sour Milk Doughnuts to the rescue. No yeast and time to rise and punch down, only mix, create the shape you love and bake and you can enjoy it with a cuppa tea or coffee when your friends arrive.

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Rest Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours


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Doughnut Ingredients

Syrup Ingredients


Syrup Method

  1. Boil together until the sugar has dissolved and the syrup is a bit thick
  2. Remove from stove
  3. Allow cooling

Doughnut mixture Method

  1. Beat the eggs in a large bowl, until light and frothy
  2. Add sour milk, butter, and sugar, and beat well
  3. Sift in flour and baking powder
  4. Add salt, bicarbonate of soda, and the nutmeg
  5. Mix and form into a nice soft dough
  6. Break into 3 pieces
  7. Roll out into 1cm thickness and form your donut
  8. Fry in hot oil on medium heat, until it’s a nice golden brown color
  9. Remove from oil, set aside
  10. Then dip in the cooled syrup
  11. Roll and cover in the coconut
  12. Enjoy


Prepared, tried and tested by Jennifer Govender Bisnath

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How to Make Sour Milk if you ran out of Buttermilk 

The easy and quick way to make your own sour milk

When your recipe calls for 1 cup of sour milk, all you need to do would be to add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a measuring cup and then you will have to fill it up with regular milk up to 1 cup mark.  Give it a good stir and let it sit for 5-10 minutes and it will become buttermilk and ready to be used.

Are donuts and Doughnuts the same?

Doughnut is the original, generally preferred spelling of the word. It is more common in the United States and vastly more common internationally. Donut is an Americanized, shortened version of Donut that isn’t incorrect, but it is much less common.

Are Doughnuts British?

Doughnuts are a British invention according to historians who have unearthed they were invented by the English upper classes. Americans say they invented them, but the Dutch disagree and have long claimed the squidgy, sugary treats as their own.

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7 thoughts on “Homemade Mini Sour Milk Doughnuts ”

    • Hi Seetha. I will have to ask Jennifer and once I hear back from her, I will let you know. Not sure if she tried flax eggs for this, but I will check in with her. Thanks for asking

    • Hi there Seetha. As promised, I received the following feedback from Jennifer:
      Esme Slabs hi …I haven’t ever tried without eggs…so I’m not sure.The substitute for egg is 1 tsp cider vinegar.
      Seetha, as you can see neither of us have tried it without eggs, so if you wish, feel free to test it out and let us know how it turned out but we can not guarantee the outcome, so you will have to decide if you wish to test it without eggs.


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