• We cannot stop making (and eating) these salted caramel doughnuts. These little morsels of deliciousness are the perfect treat for any day ending in a “y”.

    Recipe and styling by Sarah Dall

    Photograph by Christoph Heierli

    Salted caramel doughnuts

    Serves: 30
    Cooking Time: 1 hr 45 mins



    • 20g active dry yeast
    • 250ml (1 cup) craft beer, at room temperature
    • 30g castor sugar
    • 100g butter, melted
    • 500g cake flour
    • 3 large eggs
    • canola oil, for deep-frying

    • 200ml golden syrup
    • 150g butter
    • 150g demerara sugar
    • 150g castor sugar
    • 250ml (1 cup) double-thick cream
    • 20g Maldon sea salt
    • various coloured salts, to serve



    Place the yeast, beer and sugar in a jug and set aside to let the yeast activate, 5 – 10 minutes. The mixture will start to foam.


    Place the melted butter, flour and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the yeast mixture and knead to form a soft dough. You can do this in an electric mixer using the dough hook or by hand. Knead by hand for 15 minutes or for 5 minutes in the mixer.


    Place the dough in an oiled glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place to rise. After 30 – 40 minutes the dough should have doubled in size.


    Knead the dough back into a ball and roll out on a floured work surface until the dough is about 1cm thick. Cut out 8cm rounds with a doughnut cutter. You can also use a round cutter and use a smaller cutter to cut out centres. Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise, 20 – 30 minutes.


    For the salted caramel, place the syrup, butter and sugars in a small pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the cream and salt. Return to heat and simmer, 2 – 3 minutes. Pour into a container and refrigerate until thickened.


    To cook the doughnuts, heat the oil in a deep-fryer or medium pot to 180°C and drop a small piece of dough into the oil to test. Cook the doughnuts until golden and cooked through, about 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towel.


    Dip one side of the doughnuts in salted caramel and serve warm, sprinkled with various coloured salts.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com