4 x 250ml cake flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

Pinch salt

1 dessertspoon butter

1/4 cup oil

2 dessertspoons vanilla essence

2 dessertspoons almond essence

Approx 175ml milk

1 packet instant yeast


750ml oil for frying



Mix together the sugar, eggs, salt, butter, oil, vanilla essence, almond essence and light and fluffy.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Add the liquid mixture and mix to combine well to soft dough.

Set dough aside, covered, to rise until double in size. Divide dough into approx 30 small balls on a slightly oiled surface.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan.

Once oil is hot gently pull the ball to form a ring starting from the centre of the ball.

Fry each side until browned.

Drain on absorbent paper.


Sugar syrup

500ml water

250ml sugar

Boil water and sugar until sugar is dissolved and syrup is slightly thickened and sticky. Add drops of water if syrup becomes too sticky.


Dip each ring doughnut in sugar syrup.

Serve plain, sprinkle with desiccated coconut or cut the doughnut through the middle and fill with cream.

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Posted on 02/12/2012, in Doughnuts and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. You can make them into a koeksister shape and yes it can be frozen 🙂

  2. Hi there,

    can this ring doughnuts be frozen?


  3. Salaam,

    Can this doughnuts be frozen?
    And does it need to be made in rings or can it be made
    In the koeksister shape?


  4. Soraya Jones

    I absolutely adore your recipes, you make cooking a pleasure, kindly add me to your mailing list, shukran

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