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Mini Doughnuts

  • Yield: Makes 75
Mini Doughnuts

Source: Martha Stewart Baby, Fall 2002


  • 2 envelopes (2 scant tablespoons) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees)
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 2 tablespoons warm buttermilk (110 degrees)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  • 1 cup superfine sugar, for coating


  1. In the bowl of a mixer, stir 1 envelope yeast into 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water. Let stand until foamy, 5 minutes. Add 1 cup flour. Beat on low speed until well combined. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Bring to room temperature.

  2. In another bowl, combine remaining 1 envelope yeast, 2 tablespoons warm water, and buttermilk. Let stand until foamy, 5 minutes. Combine sugar, salt, and remaining 2 1/4 cups flour in the bowl of a mixer. Add buttermilk mixture, egg yolks, and butter. Beat on low speed until dough comes together, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add flour-yeast mixture. Beat until dough is soft and sticky, 3 to 4 minutes. On a floured surface, knead dough a few turns into a ball. Place dough, smooth side up, in a bowl coated with cooking spray. Cover, and let stand in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 3 to 4 hours.

  4. Divide dough into thirds, and cover with plastic wrap. Roll each piece to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Using a 1 1/2-inch round cutter, cut out doughnuts; using the 1/2-inch round end of a pastry tip, cut out centers. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let stand in a warm place for 15 minutes.

  5. Fill a saucepan halfway with oil and heat to 350 degrees. Fry doughnuts, turning once, until golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain on paper towels. Coat with sugar while warm, and serve immediately.

Reviews (4)

  • bite874 27 Sep, 2010

    Where can i find this mugs? I realy love it!!

  • Richardson2be 25 Aug, 2010

    Where can you find the little mugs and sticks?

  • CKC 3 Feb, 2009

    Where do you buy the fancy swizzle sticks?

  • arbedadams 18 Oct, 2008

    A quick way of doing this and taste GREAT get flaky can biscuts and split them and if you want to put a whole in them just do it with your finger than drop in the really hot grease and coat with sugar or powdered suagr or what ever you like. Pretty much same as Chinese doughnuts. Quick and easy!