baked donuts
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No knead donuts (baked not fried)


Who doesn’t like donuts. These are simple and easy to make. A plus is that they are baked and not fried. Taste just as good and hard to have just one.

no knead donuts

14 donuts

20 minutes

15 minutes

Capable cooks


  • 575 grams all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp dried yeast

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 200 mls milk, warmed

  • 170 grams butter, melted

  • 4 large eggs , at room temperature

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl add in your flour, yeast and salt and mix well together.
  • In a separate jug, whisk together the milk, eggs, honey, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  • Mix the wet into the dry with a spatula until you form a wet loose dough. Cover tightly with cling film and lay a towel over the top. That’s it, your dough is mixed and no machine needed. You may have some lumps in the dough, but don’t worry, they will disappear in the finished product.
  • Leave to rise at room temperature for 2-3 hours. You will see it rise and bubble up.
    Once doubled in size place the dough in the fridge overnight, roughly for 12 hours. The dough will be loose but will firm up when chilled. Don’t try to work after the 3 hours, it needs to be chilled overnight.The dough can be kept for 3 days in the fridge.
  • To form your Donuts:
    On a floured surface, roll out your dough to 1/4 of an inch thick. Using a scone cutter cut out your round pieces of dough. To cut the hole in the middle , use a piping nozzle.
  • Lay your donuts and donut holes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Double trays or use thick baking paper, so the donuts don’t over brown on the bottom.
    Cover your donuts with a towel and leave to rise again at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. You will know when they are ready because they will have puffed up.
    Gently brush the donuts with melted butter.
  • Bake at 190 C for 15 minutes. Keep a close eye on them so they don’t get too brown.
    Once out of the oven dip your donuts in the glazes you made. These glazes are easy to make , just make your glaze runny enough so it glazes the donut. You can make enough to make different colours to coat the donuts.

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