Quick-Fix Doughnuts

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18-24 doughnuts

Here's a doughnut recipe that literally takes minutes to prepare and serve! It's a no-yeast recipe so there's no hassle of having to wait for the dough to rise blah blah blah. The mixing is simple, no machines or whisks or any major effort! Perfect for tea-time or even b-fast if you have a hubby like mine who loves such tidbits for breakfast hahaha.

2 cups
all-purpose flour
(about 240gm)
1/2 cup
5 tbsp.
butter or margarine, room temperature
2 tsp.
baking powder
pinch of salt
1 drop
vanilla or lemon essence
(first check the dough, if you feel it needs liquid then start adding 1 tbsp. at a time as needed, it could be 4 tbsp. or more, or you might not need any water, depending on altitude and size of the egg, etc.)

Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the salt followed by the butter/margarine. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until crumbs form. Add the sugar and mix it up again with your fingertips. Now add the egg and drop of vanilla (you can omit essence if you want), and using a fork, toss the flour and egg together for a couple of minutes. Literally dig into the flour with the fork and toss it gently upwards and keep doing that a few times, it helps incorporate air into the dough and also helps distribute the egg nicely. Add the milk gradually, a tablespoon at a time. Don't put it all at once, the dough needs to remain solid but soft, not sticky or watery. Divide the dough into two to make rolling out easier, roll out to quarter inch thickness and start cutting your doughnuts. If you want them crispy, roll the dough out thinner than quarter inch and cut out the doughnuts. Keep doing this until all the doughnuts have been formed.

Heat oil, test to check if it's ready by sticking the long thin handle of a wooden spoon into the middle of your pan. Let the tip touch the bottom of your pan of oil. If the oil is ready, bubbles will come up in a lovely stream. If it isn't....well....nothing will happen, lol. Ok, so once your oil is ready, start frying your doughnuts, and get them to a nice golden brown color on both sides. Remove and place on kitchen towels/tissues to blot. Once slightly cool, sieve some icing/powdered/confectioners’ sugar on them or you can decorate them with chocolate, sugar glaze, honey, nutella....etc. etc...

Enjoy your yumyum quickie doughnuts!!



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How was the dough when you started? Was it crumbly or smooth? Also did you make sure the oil was HOT when frying?

I made doughnuts but result was not so gud...there were crakes on doughnuts n become hard.even start broke during frying,...plz tell why?

iv tried making this recipe twice now and whenever im making it, it decides to break while il frying it... what could i be doing wrong?

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W/Salaam, make sure the oil is very hot when you fry them. If you add them to oil that isn't hot enough, they would scatter.

heyyy.....even i tried making them and the same problem that fatima faced i had to face even though the oil was hot enough.....plz can u leme knw wat mistake did i do?

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Hi! It could be that the baking powder was more than required, have never had that problem so cannot be sure what the reason is. Do try again please!

Assalam alykum
I tried this recipe and the doughnuts were yummy MashAllah

can i use oil instead of butter ?

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No, you will need butter for these doughnuts.

i made these today together with my 7 year helping. They came out perfect. this is really a quick fix doughnut. Thank you so much for sharing.

can we not bake the donuts instead of frying it

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Yes you can.

had great time doing them can you pliz show me how to make mkate wa sinia the original one not the type people make this days

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Thanks. Check the International folder for mkate wa sinia recipe.

assalam aleykum, pls can u help on hw to cook shuwa if u understand m..!! its a lamb meat that is cooked under the ground....bt i want to knw if u can also cook it in the oven..and the recipies pls. thank you

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W/Salaam, sorry I don't have that recipe.

Assalam fauzia..
Have made this sooo many times,and alhamdulilah thy always come out perfect n r gone the minute thy r served.thanx lods

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Did you preheat the oven? I don't understand how they would melt...did you follow the recipe exactly?

Salaam fauzia I like ur group a lot n I have tried cooking custurd cookie when I putted in the oven they all melted I don't know y

I love doughnuts and this recipe is great. Thanks

can butter be replaced with ghee?

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Have not tried that substitution for this recipe.

tnx my daugnts turn out great tnx to u dear stay blessed

tried them out , turned out delicious ! Jazakallah Fauzia, May Allah bless you always for your invaluable input to our tables !

hey how long can they stay?

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About 3-5 days.

salaam is asst.sprinkles candy coating for doughnut halaal? i didn't see you mentioning this decoration so thought of checking.. also pls could you tell us recipe with yeast. jazakallah

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W/Salaam, depends where you are located, There are plenty of halal versions of sprinkles and candies around. You can try finding those or omit them if the place you live does not have halal versions.

thank you

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Hi, sorry but I don't know them. :(

Hi Fauzia, do u have the recipe for making dadils (sp). Those small and hard mandazi?

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Preheat on 180 C and bake for 15 minutes or until done.

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Yes you can store the leftover dough, wrap it well. It should not be under cooked inside, seems like the doughnuts needed to be fried a bit longer.

Can I keep the balance dough in the fridge or freezer n use it the next day? Made the doughnuts they were yummy but I think little bit under cooked inside or is that how it's supposed to be? Just few of us so I didn't roll all the dough.......

If baking what should the temperature be at?

what i made was a bit bitter :(

A'alaikum :) what i made was a bit bitter :( what should i do to get a better taste next time !

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W/Salaam. Strange, maybe the baking powder was off?

Salaam... Made these doughnuts, they r amazingly sweet. Jazakillah khairan fauzia

Salaams dear,do you have the recipe for the chocolate sauce that is spread on the doughnut,or is it just the melted chocolate?

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W/Salaam, you can use melted chocolate.

if we r baking them..how long should we bake them?

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In a preheated 180 C oven for about 12-15 minutes or until done.

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Asalam.my dear.i just made up these doughnut&it turns out great.taste was superbe.but i hve added less sugar.it cracked bit but still it looks lovely.1st hve done it&it was really nice.thnks 2u.God bless u.made manynof ur recipes n it was top top top.

Asalamualaikam Fauzia I tried this recipe today and the doughnuts fell apart completely. Do you have any idea why this may have happened?? JazaKillah Khairan

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W/Salaam, am really not sure why that happens with some people and not others. I can only assume it could be one of the ingredients used that is the culprit. Did you make any changes at all?


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The yeast ones.

Asalaam Alaikum.I just wanted to ask if you have the recipe of chicken doughnut???

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W/Salaam, sorry no I don't.