Fred's tips

Whisking the mixture lightly is really key here - overmixed dough will result in a much heavier bake so ensure you are light when mixing your ingredients.

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    Prep Time: Min
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    Cooking Time: Min
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    Difficulty: Easy
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    Makes: About 8-12 doughnuts dependent on mould size


  • For the doughnuts:
  • 250g Homepride Self Raising flour
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 level tbsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 180ml Buttermilk
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • For the raspberry topping:
  • 200g icing sugar
  • Roughly 4 tbsps whole milk
  • Freeze dried raspberries (should be in the baking aisle with the decorations in your local supermarket)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Coat the donut mould (if using) with a little oil 
  3. Place the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together, so all ingredients are combined 
  4. In a measuring jug, add the wet ingredients and whisk lightly to combine 
  5. Pour the contents of the jug into the bowl and mix together using a spatula, taking care not to over mix
  6. Fill 2/3 of each mould with the mixture 
  7. Place in the preheated oven for 8 minutes 
  8. Once lightly golden and springy to the touch, remove from the oven to cook. Keep the donuts in their moulds to cook for 5 minutes before removing 
  9. Place on wire rack to cool completely
  10. Once cool, ice and decorate 

To make icing: 

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the icing sugar with the milk and add a drop or two of food colouring. 
  2. Dip the donuts in, top side up, making sure it’s evenly coated. Place the un-iced side down on a flat surface and sprinkle with freeze dried raspberries or chocolate sprinkles 

A few flavour ideas:

Variations for donuts:

- cinnamon sugar (100g caster sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon) 

- vanilla icing with sprinkles (as above in recipe but with vanilla extract added in to icing)

- pink icing with freeze dried raspberry sprinkles (as above in recipe) 

- chocolate glazed donuts (150g icing sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons milk, dash of vanilla extract)