This 2-Ingredient Donut Hack Will Change How You Make Dessert

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When you've got things to do and places to be, the thought of making dessert from scratch can feel stressful. But as it turns out, you don't need a lot of time (or ingredients) to create something delicious. For example, we recently learned that it's possible to make fresh doughnuts with just two ingredients, and we can't stop drooling.


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In a TikTok video, professional chef @margie_nomura explains the genius hack. All you need is 1 1/8 cups (140 grams) of self-rising flour and 3/4 cup (190 grams) of Greek yogurt. Mix the ingredients in a bowl, then shape the dough into balls, using about one tablespoon each.

Next, drop the dough into hot, neutral oil — such as canola or vegetable oil — and fry until golden brown. Scoop out the donuts with a slotted spoon, then place them on plate lined with a paper towel. From there, you can can enjoy them as is, though @margie_nomura highly recommends tossing them in cinnamon sugar.


Also, if you're concerned that the donuts will taste like yogurt, here's a tip: Make sure to fry them until they're nice and golden. As @margie_nomura said to a follower, "if you don't cook them for long enough, they can [taste like yogurt]." Good to know!


Now, excuse us while we stock up on self-rising flour and yogurt.

How to serve 2-ingredient donuts:

Although you can't go wrong with a cinnamon sugar coating, there are plenty of ways to enjoy these simple donuts.


You can also:

  • Coat the donuts with powdered sugar or cocoa powder
  • Use a plastic syringe to inject jam, custard, or Nutella into each donut
  • Drizzle melted chocolate, salted caramel, or honey on top
  • Sprinkle the donuts with lemon zest

Another option is to use flavored Greek yogurt or add mix-ins, like chocolate chips, to the dough. Who knew making homemade donuts could be so easy?


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