Recipe Donut Kampung

A doughnut is a popular and simple dessert one can make at home. It is an easy and delicious recipe for family members and guests. 

It is one of the desserts that can be eaten in the morning or during tea time. 

They are many ways to serve doughnuts. 

You may coat them with sugar or dip with cooking chocolate and sprinkle it with your favourite toppings such as chocolate rice, hundreds and thousands to make it fancier. 

I preferred the classic version of doughnuts or we called it in Malaysia as donut kampung

Delicious Donut Kampung
Donut Kampung with Icing as the topping.

Donut Kampung usually being sold by kuih sellers in the food court in Malaysia. 

Ingredients in the Donut Kampung


Fresh yeast takes approximately 30 minutes to it become fluffy. If no bubble appears after 30 minutes, it means the yeast is not working.

It is either due to the use of hot water or it is already damaged in the packet.

Thus, make sure you use fresh yeast and use lukewarm water. Lukewarm water can be made by using mineral water and microwave for 20 seconds.

Sugar and Condensed Milk 

Help the yeast to become fluffy. 


The egg must be kept at room temperature. If you stored it in the fridge, let the egg be outside of the fridge for at least 30 minutes before adding it to the batter. 

Tips on Cooking Donut Kampung

Can I directly cook the doughnut after mixing? 

The batter needs to rest for 30 minutes after mixing so that it will expand in a nice round shape. 

What is the thickness of the doughnut before fry?

Using a doughnut cutter should be 1 cm in thickness. After using the doughnut cutter, sprinkle flour on a board and let the batter rest for another 30 minutes so that it will expand two times than the original size. 

Donut Kampung Dough Before Fry
Donut Kampung before fry.

How to fry doughnuts? 

Preheat the oil for 3 minutes using medium heat. Then, turn into low heat after it has already been heated up and let the doughnut batter be fully covered in the cooking oil. Cook with low heat until it turns golden brown for 5 minutes. 

What can I do with the remaining doughnuts?

This batter will yield 12 pieces.

Cook the remaining doughnut batter but do not put any topping on top. 

You can store the doughnuts in the fridge and preheat using a baking oven for 80 Celsius for 10 minutes for next day consumption.  The texture will be soft and remain fresh by baking. Do not deep-fried it again.

Let it cool for about 15 minutes and you may sprinkle it with icing sugar.

If you sprinkle while it is still hot, the sugar will dissolve in the doughnut. 

Recipe Donut Kampung 

Prep time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes 

Yield: 12 pieces


  • ¾  cup of lukewarm water 
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast 
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of condensed milk 
  • 3 cups of wheat flour 
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter 
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups of cooking oil 

For Topping

  • 1 tablespoon of icing sugar 


In a mug, add lukewarm water, yeast, sugar and condensed milk.

Let the yeast mixture rest for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl add wheat flour, baking powder, salt and butter and mix them together. 

Then add the beaten egg to the dried ingredients. Pour the mixture of dried yeast.

Mixed until it becomes a dough. 

Then using a doughnut mould shape the dough. 

In a large wok, preheat cooking oil.

Turn it into low heat and dip in the dough. Deep-fried the doughnut.

Cook until it is golden brown. Let it cool for a while.  

Sprinkle the doughnut with icing sugar using a strainer.

Served with your hot tea! 🙂

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