500gr plain flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 packet instant yeast

1 egg

1 dessert spoon butter

Pinch salt

1 teaspoon vanilla essence


750ml vegetable for frying


Dissolve sugar and butter in on cup boiling water. Cool down. Add beaten egg, salt, vanilla essence and enough milk to make 1/2 liter liquid.

Combine flour and yeast in a mixing bowl. Add liquid and mix to soft dough. (The dough will be very soft)

Set aside covered until rise. Divide dough into approx 25 small balls on a slightly oiled surface. Heat the oil in large saucepan. Once oil is hot gently pull each doughnut into an oblong shape and fry each side until browned. Drain on absorbent paper.

Sugar Syrup:

Boil together, 500ml water and 250ml sugar until sugar has dissolved and syrup is slightly sticky and thickened. Dip doughnuts in syrup and sprinkle with desiccated coconut.


Dip the doughnuts whilst lukewarm in a plate of white sugar

Dip cooled doughnuts in cold sugar syrup, make a slit length wise in doughnut, fill with strawberry jam and whipped fresh cream.



About Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Cape Malay Home Cooking made easy. The Muslim community has also had a large influence on the cooking of South Africa. Cape Malay cuisine is delicious. It usually consists of a combination of fruit, spices, vegetables and meat. Using my cooking know how to inspire everyone to cook the food they love. Here you will find tried and tested simple and delicious recipes for relaxed home cooking that go far beyond baking. From easy soups and roasts to delicious breads, deserts, stews, etc… All the recipes seen here are prepared in my kitchen with photos taken by my family and me. So please don’t expect professional photography or styling, it’s just the way we have our meals on a normal day! My motto is: "Give a man a plate of food and you've fed him for the day. Teach a man to cook and you feed him for a lifetime" - Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

Posted on 25/03/2012, in Doughnuts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hi there,

    can this plain doughnuts be frozen?


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