Soft No-Yeast Donuts

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Enjoy the simplicity and delicacy of soft, no-yeast donuts. The secret to their tender texture lies in the use of baking soda as a leavening agent and the careful sifting of flour. It’s also crucial to ensure that all ingredients are at similar, warm temperatures to avoid affecting the quality of the donuts. With these tips, you’ll achieve perfect, soft donuts every time.

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Soft No-Yeast Donuts

Makes: 5 servings


  • All-purpose flour: 3 cups (360 grams)
  • Eggs: 2 large
  • Warm milk: 1 cup (240 ml)
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons (30 ml), melted
  • Baking soda: 1 teaspoon (5 ml)
  • Sugar: 6 tablespoons (90 ml)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying: about 2 cups (450 ml)

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Prepare the Dry Ingredients:

Sift the flour twice into a large mixing bowl. Add the baking soda, sugar, and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine.

Soft No-Yeast Donuts

Mix the Wet Ingredients:

Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Crack the eggs into the well, pour in the warm milk, and add the melted butter.

Form the Dough:

Mix the ingredients together until a soft dough forms. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rest for 10 minutes to allow the baking soda to activate.

Soft No-Yeast Donuts

Shape the Donuts:

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1 inch (2-3 cm) thick. Use a donut cutter or a small round cutter to cut out donut shapes.

Soft No-Yeast Donuts

Fry the Donuts:

Heat the vegetable oil in a deep fryer or a large, deep skillet to 375°F (190°C). Carefully place the donuts in the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.

Soft No-Yeast Donuts

Use a slotted spoon to transfer the donuts to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

Soft No-Yeast Donuts

These no-yeast donuts are wonderfully soft and delicious, perfect for a quick snack or a delightful treat for any occasion. Serve them warm for the best experience, and feel free to dust them with powdered sugar or dip them in a chocolate glaze for extra sweetness. Enjoy your homemade delights!

Soft No-Yeast Donuts

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