Doughnuts are a true Hanukkah recipe that everyone can enjoy. But sometimes people can be fussy when it comes to their favourite doughnut- don’t worry! This recipe acts as a base for a huge variety of different fillings and toppings that will truly impress your friends and family over Hanukkah.  This recipe was handed down to me and I’m going to share it with you all, I hope you try making these wonderful doughnuts.





Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 6
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 230 ml milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • White granulated sugar for coating.
  • Oil for frying
  1. Melt your butter in the microwave.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and add the milk and combine together with the vanilla extract.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and combine. When your mixture begins to pull away from the side of the bowl and you achieve a doughy texture, sprinkle flour onto a clean surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  5. Roll your dough out to about 1 inch thick. If you want to make a ring doughnut, simply use two cookie cutters. Cut a large cookie out and inside cut out a small cookie. Pull the doughnut ring out and set aside until all the dough has been cut. For a plump doughnut ball just use one cookie cutter.
  6. In a pan, pour in the oil to about 4 inch high and heat. Test the heat of the oil by putting in a small piece of dough, if it sizzles and bubbles, it’s ready for the doughnuts!
  7. Carefully place in the doughnuts in the oil and fry for about 2-3 minutes. With a slotted spoon, turn the doughnuts. Fry until a light golden brown and set aside to cool on kitchen paper.
  8. When all your doughnuts are cooked, on a plate throw on your granulated sugar. Dab each doughnut in the sugar until completely coated.
  9. Stack up on a plate for everyone to enjoy!


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