Nutella Filled Doughnuts

Posted on February 5, 2015 in Doughnuts
As its world Nutella day I thought I’d share this srummy recipe with you lovely lot. These doughnuts are incredibly light and fluffy and are filled with indulgent Nutella. I’ll have to be honest – donuts are not the easiest recipe to crack! I had to work through some failed attempts to achieve the perfect consistency. From my personal experience you should always go by time it takes for the dough to double in size and not the number of hours or minutes listed in the recipe.

250g plain flour

30g caster sugar

110g caster sugar for coating

1 tsp salt

2 tsp dried yeast

2 eggs

zest of half a lemon

75ml warm water

65g butter, softened and cut into small squares

400 ml vegetable oil

Put all the ingredients for the donuts, except the butter, into the bowl of a free standing mixer fitted with the dough hook. Work on a low speed for about 4 minutes, until combined and  the dough is elastic.


While the mixer is still running, add the butter piece by piece, until incorporated. You should no be able to see any butter . This will take about 6 minutes.


Scrape down the sides of the bowl and cover with cling film. Set it aside in a warm place to rise and double in size.



When the dough has risen, punch it down, and put onto a well-floured surface. Gently pat down the dough into a square about 1cm thick and cut out 12 donuts using a 5cm round cutter.



Place the doughnuts on a lined baking sheet, cover with cling film again, and set aside to rise for an hour or until the doughnuts to puffy.


When the donuts are finished their second rise,  they should look a little puffy (see below).


Place about 3 inches of oil into a saucepan, heat the oil over a low flame, until it reaches 170C. If you don’t have a sugar thermometer, place a small piece of dough in the oil, and when it bubbles and rises to the surface, the oil should be the right temperature.

Fry the donuts a few at a time for about 1 minute each side or until they are golden brown.




Place the donuts on paper towels to soak the excuses oil, and  then toss them in the sugar.



Make a small hole on the side of the doughnuts and pipe some Nutella into each doughnut!



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  • Reply bristol plasterers March 26, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Wow these sound absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe…


    • Reply Emma March 28, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Your welcome Simon, they sure are a favourite in my house! 🙂

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