Kids in the Kitchen – Doughnuts

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen. This week we got around to making doughnuts, something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. We opted for the unhealthy option of frying our doughnuts, well, if it’s good enough for the Great British Bake Off! Poor Martha, didn’t she do well for such a young girl though? I’m thinking maybe Boo will be a young contestant if it’s still going in ten years time.

Last week we were joined by Baked Potato Mummy and little potato as they showed us how to make Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.
Also joining us was The Beesley Buzz who made one of my favourites, sushi. In fact I had a trip out with ED the other day to Yo Sushi, she’s a big fan of Takoyaki but octopus is not my thing!
I’d love for you to join us, so if you’ve been making anything at all with your kids in the kitchen please link up, old posts or new are very welcome and I’ll add you to my Pinterest Board as well mentioning you on Twitter and here on Kids in the Kitchen next week.


We made two kinds, ring doughnuts and round doughnuts which we filled with chocolate.


  • 500g strong white flour
  • 25g unsalted butter
  • 7g fast action yeast
  • 175 ml warm milk
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • oil for deep frying


sift flour and salt into a bowl

rub in the butter

add yeast and sugar

make a well in the centre and stir in the eggs and milk

turn out onto a floured surface and kneed for 10 minutes.

Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean tea towel, leave for a couple of hours until it has risen to double the size.

Knock the dough back and roll out.

cut out ring doughnuts and shape round doughnuts

fry in hot oil for about 1 minute each side, turning with a large slotted spoon until they are golden brown. Leave on kitchen paper to drain off excess oil.

We coated the ring doughnuts with sugar and filled the round doughnuts with a chocolate cream (made by melting 200g chocolate in 100g warmed cream)

The Little Man and Boo helped weigh and mix the ingredients and kneed the dough. Boo decided to become photographer for the day and took most of the photos in this collage.
I think maybe we did the hole in the middle of our ring doughnuts a little too big!

The Little Man enjoyed filling the round doughnuts with a syringe. The kids are not keen on jam so chocolate was the filling choice for these.

So now it’s over to you, get in the kitchen with your kids and come and share what you’ve cooked, then share it with us here.

I’d also be mighty grateful if you included my badge in your post so others can see it and come along and join in. (although adding the badge is not compulsory to joining in)


  1. October 4, 2014 / 9:54 pm

    Oh yes! Doughnuts are THE best 🙂 I need to give these a try. I have to say that we are watching Junior Masterchef at the moment and I always think of your linky when I do. I really think more people should link up! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

    • October 5, 2014 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you Victoria, I agree on both accounts, doughnuts are the best and more people should come here and link up 🙂

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