Doughnuts from Poland

    25 mins

    Doughnuts made from scratch, fried and sprinkled with sugar for an easy, rustic treat.

    19 people made this

    Makes: 36 

    • 1 tablespoon dried active baking yeast
    • 3 tablespoons warm water (45 degrees C)
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 700ml milk
    • 175g butter
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 1.5kg plain flour
    • 1½ litres oil for frying
    • 50g caster sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Add water and 1 teaspoon sugar to yeast in a small bowl and mix until pasty. Set aside and let rise until spongy.
    2. Heat milk to almost but not quite boiling with butter and cool to lukewarm.
    3. Beat egg yolks. Add sugar and mix thoroughly. Add the cooled boiled milk mixture and beat until foamy. Mix in yeast mixture. Add flour gradually beating after each addition to make a soft dough. Beat until thick and springy, but note that too much flour will make hard doughnuts. Cover, and let rise until doubled.
    4. Shape dough into small balls. Let them rise on floured greaseproof paper until doubled.
    5. In a deep fat fryer, heat oil to 190 degrees C. Fry doughnuts until brown. Then, roll in sugar and cool.


    For an impromptu dessert, serve the doughnut balls with ice cream. Coffee flavoured ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce would make these an extra special treat.

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    I did not cook these as stated in the recipe. I used this dough to make sausage rolls.(Kolachies) It worked wonderfull!!!!! After the dough rose the last time, I rolled it around either some sausage and cheese or ham and swiss. allowed the dough to rise once more, and then baked till golden. Everyone loved them. I now have to keep quite when I am getting ready to make them, else the nieghbours all bring ingredients so I can make them some as well; and then I am making these things all day long. I will put all this together soon and post it so that anyone who wants to try it can.  -  13 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    go poland  -  29 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    if you follow the recipe they turn out great almost like Grandmas! I had no problems except the family made them disapear too quick!  -  31 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)