How to Make Doughnuts

No hassle, no mixer, square and round doughnuts.

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  • 4 cup flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2¼ tsp dry yeast (1 packet)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ cup warm water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 oz margarine (½ stick room temperature)
  1. In a large bowl. Place the flour, sugar, yeast, eggs and warm water. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  2. Add the salt and incorporate it into the dough.
  3. Cut the margarine into small pieces and add them to the bowl. Knead the dough by hand (You may need a drop of flour, but use the least amount you can, a sticky dough yields a fluffier doughnut.)
  4. Knead for a minimum of 5 minutes.
  5. Cover the dough and let it rise 2 hours in a warm, draft-free spot.
    Sprinkle flour over the rolling surface, place the dough on top, and then sprinkle flour over the dough.
  6. Roll the dough out in the shape of a rectangle ½ inch thick. (At this point you may add as much flour as you need to ensure that the dough won’t stick to the rolling surface.)
  7. With a knife or a pizza cutter, cut squares about 2½ x 2½ inches. Separate the squares, sprinkle with flour if necessary, and let rise, covered, for 45 minutes.
  8. When there are 10 minutes left for the dough to rise, heat oil for a full 10 minutes. With your thumb, punch a hole right through the center of the doughnut and drop into hot oil.
  9. Fry 3 or 4 at a time so as not to overcrowd the pot and end up lowering the temperature of the oil.

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Comments (8)

(8) Sara Englander, December 24, 2019 12:02 PM

Thank you so much for this video!!

I was racking mt brains how to make donuts until I remembered I shall look at recipes for to make donuts. Lo ad behold! I found exactly what I was looking for! I am using them for my party with my family!! Thanks once again for this amazing video!!

(7) Yishai, December 6, 2012 9:00 AM

I cannot wait to make this recipe for Chanukah. I am going to try to make sivivon, Chanukiyah, and magen David shaped ones for the family though :)

(6) Robert, May 10, 2012 2:58 AM

A Pareve Doughnut!

I am thrilled to see this recipie. I was on YouTube and a talented cook named Nicko is able to cook all the junk food imaginable. While he is highly lacto-tolerant, I am not. I have the wherewithall to subsitute the dairy components for non-dairy components. The receipie is much simplier. Cannot wait to try out. THANK YOU!

(5) yehudis, December 19, 2011 4:20 PM

recipe in print

I just clicked the cookkosher link for the full recipe. here it is:

(4) Angella, December 19, 2011 12:06 PM

I don't deep fry. Too dangerous, too much mess, not healthy. Any other ideas? I need some for a seasonal party celebrating Xmas and Hannukah. I might buy ready-made donuts. I asked Waitrose to order Hanukah foods. One year Marks had a cake in a bowl with stars of David embossed. I gave it to a friend. I keep asking them to repeat the design. Will have to phone and see if they are there yet.

(3) Rachel, December 19, 2011 5:22 AM

Recepie please !!!!

Where is the recepie ???

(2) sara, December 18, 2011 8:06 PM


Can you get the recipe for the doughnts ? I would like to make it with the kids

(1) Anonymous, December 18, 2011 6:14 PM

Use someone else for narration: this gal swallows her words and it's difficult to hear some ingredients, such as "dry yeast," if that's what she said!


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