Bread Machine Donuts recipe

If you have a bread machine, take advantage of it. This super simple recipe for donuts uses a bread machine, then all you need to do is shape and roll the dough to your desired shape before frying them. Fill with jam if you like.


  • 250g plain flour
  • 4 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 small beaten egg
  • 125ml warmish milk
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. dried active yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Oil for frying


  1. Put the ingredients into your bread machine in this order: milk and egg, flour, sugar, salt then yeast.

  2. Select the dough setting of your machine. Once the cycle has finished, knead the dough a few times to remove any bubbles.

  3. Break the dough into 16 pieces, then cover with cloth and wait for 20 minutes before patting into a flat circle. If you want to make them ring donuts, use a small cutter to cut a small hole in the centre of each donut.

  4. Let the donuts rise again for half an hour before frying.

  5. Heat the oil until hot, then fry the donuts for around three minutes until they float, then turn them over and cook for another three minutes until golden brown all over. Drain on kitchen paper.

Because these are really simple, you could spend more time on topping them or filling them - or you could just serve them as they are with either some hot chocolate sauce or cold ice cream. This recipe serves 16.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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Reviews and Comments:

Comment by Jack on 23rd September 2012:

Haven't made any yet but I am a little concerned that the salt and yeast are added last and may come in contact. This will inhibit the yeast rising.

Bread Machine Donuts Review by Lexi Duncan on 14th July 2012:

Nice flavour but these were really chewy, almost tough. I'm looking for a recipe that makes soft, melt in the mouth doughnuts like the ones you get from doughnut stalls.

Bread Machine Donuts photo by Izzy Powell
Bread Machine Donuts Review by Izzy Powell on 7th June 2012:

This recipe is great and they taste amazing. The dough is really quite runny and sticky and I didn't think they were going to work but they did.