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Yum Yums

These Yum Yum Doughnuts are so delicious, so moreish that they should come with a Beware sticker! They are well worth the effort.

Course Doughnuts
Cuisine Universal
Keyword Yum Yums
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Proving Time 7 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 yum yums
Calories 301 kcal
Author Jenny


  • 300 grams strong white flour
  • 120 mls milk room temperature
  • 60 mls luke warm water
  • 1 packet (7g) instant yeast
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar heaped
  • 50 grams unsalted butter cubed and cold
  • 1 large egg room temperature.


  • 250 grams icing sugar
  • tbsps water
  • 10 tsp oil this is just for the nutrition table calories


  1. Pour the water and milk into a jug and add the egg. Whisk together. Put the flour, yeast, sugar and salt into the bowl of the food processor and whizz once to mix. Then add the cold butter and whizz briefly to just cut up the chunks a tiny bit.
  2. Tip the mixture out into a big bowl and then pour in the liquid contents of the jug. Mix to combine to a pebbly with butter mix. Don't overdo the mixing. It will look like a sticky mess.
  3. Cover with clingfilm and leave in the fridge overnight. I am advised that it can sit like this for a couple of days. Imagine that!
  4. When ready to rock and roll, take it out of the fridge and heavily flour the work surface. Empty out the dough and you will prob need to sprinkle a little flour on top too. Then roll out to a roughly 30 cm square.
  5. Now fold the square twice.Once the top a third down and then the bottom up to meet it, like a letter. Then turn it so that the long edge is to your left. You do need to keep the work surface well floured but when you fold dust off the excess as you go.
  6. Roll it out again to a 30 cm square and repeat the whole process 3 more times. I ended up with more of a rectangle but I didn't sweat it too much.In fact the more I have made them the more I don't worry about the size or shape. I just wing it....think the chef from the muppets.
  7. Wrap in clingfilm and put back in the fridge for a further 30 minutes to rest.
  8. Roll out to a rough square about 1 cm thick.
  9. Using a pizza cutter cut out ten strips and then cut a line down the middle leaving about 2.5 cm of dough at each end.
  10. Twist each strip and place on an oiled baking tray and cover ( I use oiled clingfilm ) until nearly doubled in size and puffy. Near the end of this prove heat up your oil to 170 C. I used a deep fat fryer but you can use a large heavy bottomed saucepan. I strongly recommend that you use a thermometer to ensure that the oil is at the right temp or your yum yums may well soak up too much oil...........a travesty.
  11. Also make up the icing. I always use my food processor to make icing as it negates the need to sieve. Just mix the two ingredients together.
  12. When ready to go get some kitchen paper ready to blot the yum yums thoroughly as they emerge from the oil. I fried 2 at a time for 2 mins on each side. As each batch is cooked and removed, I blotted the excess oil from them before putting them on a wire rack and brushing them liberally whilst hot with the icing.
  13. Allow to cool completely before inhaling 3 at a time.
  14. Apply to Profane Face.

Nutrition Facts
Yum Yums
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 246mg11%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.