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Recipe: Time for a festive treat with these boozy donuts

Bring the flavour this Christmas with these boozy modern donuts

3w ago
Eggnog And Peppermint Schnapps Doughnuts (Donuts)

Old School Doughnuts with a Festive Twist

Prep time20min
Cook time40min
Total time1h 20min


  • Ingredients (for 12 doughnuts)
  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp Rum or rum extract
  • 1 tbsp softened butter or lard
  • 1/2 cup of eggnog
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • For The Icing
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp peppermint schnapps
  • 1 tbsp glucose
  • Few drops pink food colour
  • For Garnish
  • Peppermint candy, crushed
  • Freeze dried raspberries, crumbled
  • Oil for frying


For the Doughnuts

  1. In a large bowl, use a whisk to beat the eggs, then add butter/lard, rum, eggnog and milk.
  2. Beat this together for around 60 seconds.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together all dry ingredients and add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture in the large bowl. Combine this together until smooth.
  4. Heat oil in a large enough fry or sauce pan (even a wok) that has at least a 5cm depth.
  5. Next fill the doughnut dispenser with batter. Then carefully dispense the batter into the oil and deep fry the doughnuts at 180°C / 365°F in frying oil.
  6. Cook on both sides for about 2mins or until golden brown. Then carefully remove the doughnuts and place them on a wire rack and allow to cool.

For the icing

  1. Place sugar in a medium saucepan.
  2. Combine water and glucose syrup, then add to sugar and stir until well-mixed. Cook over low heat, and using a thermometer, keep a close eye on the temperature.
  3. Once the temperature is close to 37°C / 100°F being careful not to exceed, remove the pan from heat and stir in the schnapps and icing colouring.
  4. Pour icing over each of the doughnuts using a pouring jug, Or, place each donut into the icing one at a time.
  5. Then return them to the cooling rack and garnish with the crushed candies and raspberries quickly before the icing sets.
  6. Excess icing may be reheated just to pouring consistency. Don’t overheat the icing as it will lose its shiny finish.

Recipe by

Chef Simonetta

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These rustic festive rings of joy may look a little rough but man oh man do they hit the spot! Guaranteed to bring some good times with there boozy punch 🥊

I love old school doughnuts/donuts and I love making them at home, even though some special tools are required, there is nothing better than having a fresh hot donut, so thankfully the donut maker is easy to find. Here is a link for the one I use avantihomewares.com/doughnut-pancake-batter-dispenser/

Avanti Doughnut maker bottom left

Avanti Doughnut maker bottom left

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Comments (17)

  • Deeeeeeeeeelicious! 😋

    Put my order in for a dozen boozy donuts! 🍩👍🏼

      23 days ago
  • Not sharing mine 😂😂😂 they're just too irresistible 🙂

      23 days ago
  • I don't care how you spell it. I need a dozen of these in my life ASAP!

      23 days ago
  • Damn, these would be epic! Also - doughnuts or donuts is a struggle.

      23 days ago
  • But egg nog....

      23 days ago