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Light and fluffy Doughnuts



20 piece(s)


  • 300 g flour plain
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 heaped tablespoon sugar
  • 30 g Butter or Nuttelex, Soft or melted
  • 100 g Milk or water, At room temperature
  • 20 g lemon juice
  • zest of a lemon
  • 2 level teaspoons dry yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon Rum or other spirit, Optional
  • 6
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    Preparation 1h 0min
  • 7
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      If you are using a Thermomix® TM6 measuring cup with your Thermomix® TM5:
      For cooking (simmering) at temperatures of 95°C or above (200°F), the simmering basket should always be used instead of the TM6 measuring cup, as the TM6 measuring cup fits tightly in the lid. The simmering basket rests loosely on top, is steam-permeable, and also prevents food spatter from the mixing bowl.

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Measure milk or water into Bowl

    2. Add sugar and yeast and stir sp1 for 20 sec

    3. add egg yolks, flour, salt, lemon zest and juice 

    4.set your machine to knead function and knead your dough for 3 minutes. Keep an eye on it and if it is very soft, add 1-2tblsp more flour. During the last minute of kneading, gradually add in butter/Nuttelex and spirits if using. Dough shoulf be soft and a bit sticky. 

    5. Remove dough from bowl onto a floured board or thermomat and roll into a ball.

    6. Roll out to about 2cm thickness and cut into rounds of about 5cm diameter. Gently roll any bits of dough together again and keep cutting until all done. 

    7. Flour your board or thermomat again so that your donuts don't stick. Cover with clean teatowel and let rise for approx 30 minutes. When they look risen, gently push a hole in the middle of each doughnut with your finger.

    8.Heat oil in a pan or deep-fryer until it is hot enough for the end of a wooden spoon to bubble when inserted into oil. Oil must be deep enough for donuts to float. 

    9. Fry doughnuts on both sides until golden and well risen. 

    10. Drain on paper towels and roll into icing sugar or cinnamon sugar while still hot. 


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It is not necessary to add the spirits but it helps avoid the doughnuts absorbing the oil whilst frying. Alcohol evaporates during cooking so it is suitable for children. 

Although I've marked this recipe as suitable for TM5, it is equally suitable for TM31.

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