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Yeast Donuts with White chocolate Almond Glaze

Soft, airy and light yeast donuts are delicious treats especially when glazed with luscious white chocolate and topped with crunchy almond slices.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Western
Keyword Donuts recipe
Prep Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 16 donuts
Calories 282 kcal
Author sanna


  • 6 tbsp warm water 110 F
  • and 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 150 ml buttermilk room temperature
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 57 grams butter melted
  • 454 grams all purpose flour
  • 57 grams sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cooking oil for frying

White Chocolate Glaze

  • 150 grams white chocolate chopped
  • 3 and 1/2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and sugar. Set aside.

  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes, or until foamy. 

  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the buttermilk, melted butter, egg and the yeast mixture. Use a wooden spoon to stir the ingredients until a soft dough is formed. Turn the dough over onto a floured surface and knead for about ten minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.

  4. Shape dough into a ball and place in a bowl. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours in a warm place, until doubled in size.

  5. Lightly knead the risen dough just to deflate it. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into 1/2 inch thickness. Use a donut cutter and cut 16 circles from the dough. Place each circle on pre-cut individual square wax or parchment paper and place them on baking sheets. Place the smaller donut holes in there, too.

  6. Turn the oven on for one minute only. Turn off oven and place the baking sheets inside. Fill a glass jug or bowl with boiling water and place it in the oven, too. This creates steam inside to prevent the dough from forming a skin. Let the dough rise for about 30-40 minutes, or until the size is least doubled.

  7. Prepare your deep fryer or heat about 3 cups of cooking oil in a small, heavy bottom saucepan. Once the temperature reaches 350 F, carefully lower each donut into the oil, using the wax paper to get as low as you can without splashing. Place a few donuts at a time so they are not crowded.

  8. Once the underside is golden, turn it over and cook the other side. Each donut should only take about 2 minutes or so to cook. The donut holes are done in a minute or less. Place each cooked donut on a tray or plate lined with paper towel.

White Chocolate Glaze

  1. Once all donuts are cooked, place the chopped white chocolates in a small bowl. Pour the cream into a microwave-safe bowl and heat it just until the sides are bubbly, about 2-3 minutes.

  2. Pour the hot cream over the white chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Dip each donut into the glaze and place on a serving tray. Sprinkle with almonds. Repeat the step for the rest of the donuts.

  3. Serve donuts while fresh. Store leftovers in a covered container for up to 2 days only.

Recipe Notes

Donut dough recipe from Christina's Cucina. 

Nutrition Facts
Yeast Donuts with White chocolate Almond Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.