Thursday, February 7, 2013

Grandma's orange doughnuts

When flicking through my grandma’s old recipe scrapbook I found this one, which is perfectly appropriate for Mardi Gras! 

Carnival is coming so be ready to have fun and lots of sweet foods!

Orange doughnuts

- 3 or 4 oranges
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 30g sugar
-1 cc orange flower water (optional)
- 1 egg
- 200g flour
- 1tbsp vegetable oil
- frying oil
- 150ml milk

Peel off the oranges and slice them off sideways or just separate the slices. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoon of sugar and the orange flower water and leave aside for 1 to 2 hours.

Preparation of the dough:
Mix together the flour and the sugar with a pinch of salt. Add the egg and the oil and blend all the ingredients together. Pour the milk in small quantities and keep mixing. We want a quite thick dough.
Remove the excess juice on the orange by tapping with some kitchen paper. Rub them in the dough and drop in the hot oil.
remove when the doughnuts get a golden brown colour and soak onto some kitchen paper. Sprinkle with a good amount of sugar.


  1. Nice recipe: I have recently started to grow oranges in my backyard so this is timely.
    Thanks for sharing.

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