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Homemade Mini Sour Milk Doughnuts 

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Homemade Mini Sour Milk Doughnuts


Homemade Mini Sour Milk Doughnuts 

Mini Doughnuts with syrup and coconut

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.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Doughnut Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp crushed/fine nutmeg
  • 1 cup sour milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut

Syrup Ingredients

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


Syrup Method

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

Doughnut mixture Method

Beat the eggs in a large bowl, until light and frothy
Add sour milk, butter, and sugar, and beat well
Sift in flour and baking powder
Add salt, bicarbonate of soda and the nutmeg
Mix and form into a nice soft dough
Break into 3 pieces
Roll out into 1cm thickness and form your donut
Fry in hot oil on medium heat, until it's a nice golden brown color
Remove from oil, set aside

Then dip in the cooled syrup
Roll and cover in the coconut


Prepared, tried and tested by Jennifer Govender Bisnath

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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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 as 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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