Banana icing covered Cardamom donuts

Banana icing covered Cardamom donuts
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  • Serves10 donuts
  • Prep time10 mins
  • Cook time10 mins
  • Timeout15 mins
  • FreezingFreezes well


  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 pack (8 g) of quick-rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 8 crushed cardamom beans
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Large vegetable oil filled pan or deep-fryer
  • Banana icing (see recipe on page 85)
  • Powdered sugar. for toppings


  1. Heat the milk in the microwave until just warm. Add the yeast and stir. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Whisk the butter, sugar and egg yolks in a bowl until they blanch. Add the cardamom, milk mixture, flour and salt then roll the dough into a ball. If the ball is sticky, add a bit of flour.
  3. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap, and set aside in a lukewarm environment (such as the oven, turned off with the light on) for at about 2 hours (or until the dough has doubled in size)
  4. Sprinkle some flour onto your work surface, knead the dough into a flat circle about 25 cm wide.
  5. Use a donut-shaped cookie cutter to cut out your donuts.
  6. Heat the fryer at 360°F.
  7. Fry a few donuts at a time for about 2 minutes, or until they are golden. Turn them halfway through.
  8. Cool the donuts lightly. Coat with banana icing, then sprinkle with powdered sugar

Tips & tricks

Donuts are best served within a few hours after baking.



Recipe published on August 19, 2018