Light, fluffy, and not-too-sweet donuts


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • vegetable oil for frying donuts


  • In a small bowl mix the yeast and warm water and stir.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes until yeast dissolves.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, add flour, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon and mix.
  • Add vegetable oil, egg, coconut milk, sugar and yeast mixture.
  • Mix until the dough is not too sticky no longer sticks to the side of the bowl. Add additional flour as needed.
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let it rest for about an hour until the dough rises a bit.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan or a wok.
  • Cut the dough in about 6 pieces to make it easier to roll and cut.
  • Roll each piece so that the dough is about 1 cm (less than 1/2 inch) thick.
  • Cut into triangles and place in hot oil.
  • Fry on both sides.
  • Place donuts on paper towels to soak up the oil.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Sprinkle with powder sugar and enjoy.

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Photo courtesy of Jordyn Ball, PCV Malawi

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