Also known as American donuts, very popular in Macedonia. There is a guy with a special donuts machine that sells these small American donuts every day during summer. My kids are crazy for them. And I thought I could try and make them at home. And the project was more than successful. Amazing donuts, even better than those from the guy outside :) I could take over his business :))


  • 150 ml milk (5 fl oz)
  • 1,5 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 20 g yeast  (or a bag of dry yeast)
  • 1 tsp rakija (brandy, optional)
  • 1,5 tbs oil
  • 1 yolk
  • about 300 g flour (10,5 oz)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pack vanilla sugar (10 g)


  1. Put yeast with the lukewarm milk, sugar and a little flour. Wait to activate. I use a coffee pot which I warm up a little on the hot stove and it activates in no time.
  2. Then pour the yeast in a proper container and add the rest of the ingredients and slowly add the flour as much as needed until you get a fine soft non-sticky dough.
  3. Leave dough on a warm place do rise for about 1 hour.
  4. Then, stretch a crust with thickness about 1 cm and using a wider glass, cut out circles and with a small rakija glass make the smaller holes. I used a bottle cap to cut out the small circles. Knead again the remaining dough and again make donuts in desired shape.
  5. Align donuts on a kitchen towel and leave to rise again for about 30 minutes.
  6. Then fry in oil at middle temperature on both sides.
  7. When fried,  align on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  8. Combine with jam, cream, powdered sugar, different glazes and different tastes as desired.