Creme Fraiche Donuts recipe

Creme fraiche is used in this donut recipe to lend a lightness and a fluffy texture that is not normally found in donuts. Either have them just as they are, lovely and crispy and sugary, or fill them with jam for extra flavour.


  • 300g plain white bread flour
  • 150g creme fraiche
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp. milk
  • 6 tbsp. sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Oil for frying
  • Sugar for rolling


  1. Sieve together the flour and baking powder. Stir in the salt.

  2. In a jug, mix together the creme fraiche, eggs, milk, sunflower oil, vanilla extract and sugar.

  3. Gradually mix the two mixtures together until you have a smooth batter.

  4. Heat the oil until hot, then create small bite-size donuts from using two teaspoons. Drop into the hot oil. Cook the donuts until golden brown on all sides, then roll in sugar.

You could easily use a few drops of other flavourings, such as almond extract or lemon flavouring instead of vanilla extract. This recipe serves 30.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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