Donut holes

Bolas de donut

Donut holes. As delicious as they seem.

When I was in high school we could choose among three subjects: Computer Science, Home management, and Horticulture. I should have chosen home management, and so have learned to sew a button, but I let me influence by less practical reasons (I was secretly in love with the teacher) and chose horticulture. By planting and harvesting beans, carrots and beets, I discovered for the first time a feeling that (and you are going to laugh) I only felt later after having children, the feeling of doing something well, that it all makes sense, of having found my place in the world … We live in a sometimes crazy world and we forget simple things can make us feel really good!

So today I would like to introduce you my mini urban garden. I have used two wine boxes and a bigger raised bed garden… It is a great experience to share with your children, and teach them how to grow their own vegetables… most of our kids believe tomatoes come from tins! So I hope you enjoy the pics (you can click on them to see them full size)



Sage, rosemary and thyme, grown in a box of wine

New born lettuce

Strawberries plant


My urban garden when it was 2 weeks old. Planting the seeds by the handful was not such a good idea #fail

Basil, chives, and parsley, in another wine box

My urban garden becoming an urban jungle

The first strawberry tasted delicious!

This is definitely a jungle: those are my lettuces

Mini tomatoes

And now on to the recipe… Donut holes filled with nutella, or homemade custard. Give them a try, and let me know what you think!

Bolas de donut

Donut holes filled with nutella

Bolas de donut

I do not think that licking the screen is a good idea…

Bolas de donut

Donut holes with chocolate frosting…

Bolas de donut

… filled with custard

{Donut holes}

Prep time: 30 min (plus resting time, 2 to 3 hours)

Cooking time: 20 min

Yield: 48 donut balls

Rating 5 Average value 1


  • 300 gr. strong wheat flour
  • 200 gr all purpose flour
  • 80 gr. sugar
  • 5 gr. salt
  • 20 gr. powdered milk
  • 20 gr dry instant yeast
  • 230 gr. water
  • 1 egg (medium size)
  • 40 gr. lard (you might use butter)


  1. Start by mixing dry ingredients: flours, sugar, salt, milk, and dry yeast.
  2. Add water, and beaten egg. Knead dough about 5 minutes
  3. Add lard (room temperature) and knead until soft and smooth. Add some flour if the dough is too sticky, but be careful not to add too much (I never add any). Shape into a ball, and let it rest in a bowl, covered with a cloth, for 1 or 2 hours, until doubled in size
  4. Roll the dough on a slightly floured surface to a thickness of 1 cm. Cut the donut balls using a small round cookie cutter (mine was 5 cm, it can be smaller). Place the donut balls on a baking sheet covered with paper parchment, and let them rise for 30 minutes to 1 hour
  5. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350° F. Slide doughnuts balls into hot oil with wide spatula and fry until golden brown
  6. Drain them on paper towels, and dip the doughnut holes in sugar glaze. Set on rack until cooled (if you are strong enough to wait) and fill them using a piping bag

Autora : Sandeea Cocina

9 Comments a “Donut holes”

  1. 29 June 2012, 1:29 am - sara

    Yum, these donut holes look amazing…love the filling and glaze options. And I love your garden – green and beautiful!

  2. 29 June 2012, 9:46 pm - Elena Rodríguez

    SandeeA… a quién no le tientan unos esponjosos donuts recién hechos?? Fantástica idea la de rellenar los agujeros con Nutella!!! Va bien con todo!! El glaseado que haces me gusta pero… Tienes idea de cómo se hace el glaseado de chocolate de los donuts fondant??? Llevo años detrás de él y no encuentro una receta que me convenza… Mil gracias y feliz finde!!! Besos ;o))

  3. 29 June 2012, 10:05 pm - Red Star to Lone Star

    OMG. I want them NOW!

  4. 14 August 2012, 8:22 pm - Lisa

    Oh wow, this looks amazing!

  5. 15 September 2012, 11:50 am - Miguel

    Andale andale!
    arriba arriba!
    gracias muchacha!

  6. 24 September 2012, 2:40 am - Jessica Fox

    Donut recipes have been so popular lately, but this is seriously the best one I have seen. I love custard filled donuts and one that is a mini just seems like the best idea! Great photos too.

  7. 10 December 2012, 6:18 am - jorge

    en verdad, deliciosas muchas gracias. desde que vi la receta por 1a vez me dieron ganas de hacerlas y por fin las hice 😀

  8. 4 March 2013, 3:07 pm - Ana Gabriela

    hay posibilidad de traducir la receta al español?
    Muchas gracias!!!

  9. 12 March 2013, 9:37 pm - virginia

    love the recipe. where are the bowls and pitcher from? please let me know. xo

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