Cinnamon doughnuts

Love the classics.

  • 2 hrs 45 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 18
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Everyone loves doughnuts, and everyone will love these sugary cinnamon dusted doughnuts - warm, sweet and so delicious!
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Cinnamon doughnuts
  • 3 teaspoon (10g) instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lukewarm water
  • 80 gram butter
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1/4 cup (55g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cup (450g) plain (all-pupose) flour
  • canola oil, for deep-frying
  • 1 cup (220g) caster (superfine) sugar, extra
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Cinnamon doughnuts
  • 1
    Combine yeast and the water in a small bowl, stir until yeast is dissolved.
  • 2
    Place butter and milk in a small saucepan over high heat; stir until butter is melted. Cool until lukewarm.
  • 3
    Place yeast mixture, butter mixture, sugar, salt, egg yolks and sifted flour in a large bowl; beat with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a soft sticky dough. Cover bowl; stand in a warm place for about 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  • 4
    Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently until just smooth. Roll dough out until 1cm thick. Using a floured 8cm round cutter and a floured 2.5cm round cutter, cut rounds from dough, removing the centres with the smaller cutter. Repeat with remaining dough, re-rolling when necessary. Place rounds on baking-paper-lined oven trays. Stand for 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Heat oil in a large saucepan or wok until it reaches 150°C on a candy thermometer (or until the base of a wooden spoon bubbles when placed in the oil). Deep-fry doughnuts three at a time for 2 minutes each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towel.
  • 6
    Toss doughnuts immediately in combined extra sugar and cinnamon; serve doughnuts warm.


Never walk away from hot oil; if doughnuts are over browning, reduce the heat of the oil. They are best eaten on the day of making. Reheat cold doughnuts in 10-second bursts in the microwave until just warm.

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