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Mini doughnuts with salted caramel sauce | Kleenheat Kitchen

These mini doughnuts are the way to go if you’re looking for a sweet treat to indulge in. While the doughnuts are moreish, the real star of the show is the salted caramel sauce.

Warning: Once you start, you may not stop.

Serving: 24 mini doughnuts
Difficulty level: Easy peasy!
Kleenheat sizzle: All sweet, no spice
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • ½ cup full cream milk
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for frying
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

    Salted caramel dipping sauce:
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 6 tbsp salted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Melt margarine over low heat. Gently stir in milk and oil till combined well.
  2. Take off heat and set aside.
  3. Mix flour, half the sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Create a well in flour mixture and gradually add margarine mixture. Combine until thick dough forms.
  5. Using your hands, take bits of the dough and roll into 24 mini round doughnuts.
  6. Heat oil in pan. Test with a little bit of dough mixture. If dough floats to the top, then mixture is about ready.
  7. Gently add doughnuts to oil, frying till golden brown. Approximately 5 minutes. Set aside on paper towel to soak up the access oil.
  8. Melt the sugar over medium heat till it turns a nice dark amber colour. Stir continuously and be careful not to let it burn.
  9. Once sugar has melted, add butter and stir till completely melted.
  10. Slowly add the heavy cream and allow mixture to boil for a minute.
  11. Remove from heat and stir in salt. Allow it to cool before drizzling over doughnuts.
  12. Enjoy!