American Doughnuts!

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Hi again!

Since our “Chef” seems to have gone AWOL I have no choice but to take charge. I think it was in the “Sous Chef” job description!

Some of the oldest followers of this blog know that I publish mostly flour and sweets, so it will come as no surprise that I keep on.

I love this recipe ‘cause it’s so much fun. It’s great for getting the kids involved. The girls enjoy a lot decorating them and being part of the process. Sometimes they’re a bit of a pest (especially when they get in “is it ready yet, mom?” mode, but I don’t mind. It’s quality time and memories they’ll treasure in their little bright minds forever.

A few days ago I shared the “Dominican doughnuts recipe” and of course that lead me to this post. The “American doughnut” is a much softer, more traditionally American recipe. So here it is:


  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 5 tsp. yeast and a pinch of sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup mashed potatoes (no salt, no fat)
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • Abundant frying oil (Approximately a litter)


Mix the yeast and the milk with the pinch of sugar. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

Separately mix the flour, salt, sugar and mashed potatoes. Add the milk and yeast mix.

Mix well and add 2 tablespoons of oil. If it’s too moist add more flour.

Knead in a flat surface. Extend the dough until you have a thickness of about half an inch.

To form the doughnuts you may use a cutter or the top of a cup. The small circle you may do it with a water bottle cap.

Heat your oil to (375 F)

Fry your doughnuts. Decorate (Children love this part!)


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2 Responses to American Doughnuts!

  1. billpeeler says:

    They look so awesome! I could eat my weight in doughnuts and not feel bad about it. Love them!

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