Croatian Donuts Recipe

This recipe is for yummy and sweet Croatian donuts.


2 cups all purpose flour
2 Tablespoons yeast
2 egg yolks
zest of 1 lemon
5 1/2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/3 Tablespoon melted butter
200 mL warm milk
3 1/3 Tablespoons brandy
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups oil (for frying)

Granulated sugar for sprinkling


Sift flour into a bowl.

Add egg yolks, raisins, salt, 3 1/3 tbsp sugar, butter, grated lemon rind and 1 2/3 tbsp brandy.

In new bowl, dissolve the yeast in 2/5 cup (100 ml) milk and 2 tablespoons sugar.

Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add the yeast mixture to the flour and mix.

Let it rest for about 30 minutes.

Preheat oil in a deep pan to 365F.

With a teaspoon, spoon out dough and drop it into the hot oil.

Fry on all sides, until golden.

Careful use long tongs to remove them to a paper towel to drain excess fat.

Finish donuts by drizzling with brandy and granulated sugar.